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Updated January 2023

Even during the pandemic, Turkey has always maintained its open border policy to international visitors. Now, with the degree of COVID-19 infections significantly decreasing and the post pandemic era, many tourists are seeking to immerse in Turkey’s alluring cultural and natural beauty.

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.

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To learn more about Turkey’s visa-free entry list, please keep on reading.

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:

Europe

  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Boznia and Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Kosovo
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Americas

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Asia

  • Azerbaijan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan

Africa

  • Botswana
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Gambia
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South America
  • Tunisia

Oceania

  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
  • Vanuatu

Caribbean

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Territories

  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Hong Kong
  • Niue
  • 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.

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Georgia
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Ukraine
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • Moldova

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

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