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Updated April 2023
In order to further facilitate travelers looking to visit the country, the Turkish government have established a list of visa-exempt countries. Travelers from numerous countries may now travel to Turkey without a visa provided they have a passport valid for at least six months. Some countries may even enter Turkey using only their National ID card and/or expired passport.Book cheap flights to Turkey
To learn more about Turkey’s visa-free entry list, please keep on reading.
Turkey visa-free entry countries list
Visa-exempt countries are permitted to visit Turkey for tourism purposes. Generally speaking, a passport from an eligible nation is all that is required to visit Turkey under the visa-free regime. The specified countries are as follows:
- Boznia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Macao (SAR China)
- South Korea
- Eswatini (Swaziland)
- Sao Tome and Principe
- South America
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Dominican Republic
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- British Virgin Islands
- Cook Islands
- Hong Kong
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Countries allowed to enter Turkey with National IDs
As per the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website, the following countries may enter Turkey using only their National IDs.
- The Netherlands
- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Countries allowed to enter Turkey with expired passports
- Germany – Passports expired within the last year / IDs expired within the last year
- Belgium – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- France – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- Spain – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- Switzerland – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- Luxemburg – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- Portugal – Passports expired within the last 5 years.
- Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport