Turkey Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe.

Climate in Turkey

The northern part of Turkey is located in the temperate climate zone, while the southern part is subtropical. A beach holiday can be enjoyed in the warmer season with water temperatures of up to 25 degrees. The warmest and at the same time rainiest region is Southeast Anatolia.

Time Difference in Turkey

Turkey is 2 hours ahead of the UK during BST and then 3 hours ahead once the clocks go back in the UK

Language in Turkey

Turkish – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Turkey

Hello = merhaba

Goodbye = Güle güle

Thank you = teşekkür ederim

Please = lütfen

Yes = evet

No =hayır

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Which Plug Do I Need in Turkey?

For Turkey there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.

What is The Local Currency in Turkey?

Turkish Lira

£100 in Turkish Lira is 3755.16 TRY (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Turkey?

Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in Turkey. American Express cardholders may have issues with card acceptance, especially outside the major cities.

Tipping in Turkey

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Turkey (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 29.83 TL

Water 10.69 TL

Coffee 66.80 TL

Beer 80.00 TL

Inexpensive Meal 180.00 TL

Passport Validity for Turkey

If you are visiting Turkey, your passport should be valid for at least 150 days from the date you arrive and there should be a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps.

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Do I Need a Visa for Turkey? (January 2024)

British Citizens travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes are able to travel without a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

COVID-19 Requirements for Turkey? (January 2024)

Countries may restrict travel or bring in rules at short notice. Check with your travel company or airline for changes.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

You should also read TravelHealthPro’s general COVID-19 advice for travellers.

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