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Which Countries are Exempt from Turkish Visa? (2021)

Turkey started to make easier the visa requirements for many countries in order to improve the impact of globalization and free trade in recent years. These visa exemptions, which are generally applied on the basis of reciprocity, have recently been made easier with electronic visa application. By 2021, the citizensh of 117 countries have been granted the right of having visa exemption or an electronic visa. In addition to this, citizens of 83 countries before making sure to enter Turkey without a valid visa must be obtained from legal representation. As of 2014, Turkey has taken effect in the e-visa program. Turkey is the only country without a visa to have the right to make unlimited entries for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Please remember, if you don’t have a valid visa or residence permit in Turkey, you may face with deportation process. In this article, you can reach all the details about the countries where the practice in 2021 as Turkey’s visa.

Visa Policy for Schengen Countries

The Schengen countries which are members of EU have 90-days visa  exemptions except some special application in Turkey. The main exceptions to this situation are citizens of Norway and Southern Cyprus. This visa requirement for citizens of the country are being sought on trips to Turkey. However, during the arrival of all visitors coming to Turkey from Schengen countries with e-visa or visa stamps can fulfill the visa requirements. In addition, Latvian citizens are given a 30-day visa on first entry. You can briefly see the visa exemption requirements of all countries in the table below.

Which Countries Must Have a Valid Visa?

Turkey has provided visa exemption or e-visa advantage for more than 180 countries of the world by 2021. But, visa application is still applying for some countries. These countries can be listed as Bhutan, Cambodia, Cuba, Guyana, Kiribati, Laos, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Countries that Have 90-Day Visa Exemption

Countries that Have 90-Day Visa Exemption

Countries that Have 30-60 Day Visa Exemption

Countries that Have 30-60 Day Visa Exemption

E-Visa Applied Countries

E-Visa Applied Countries

Conditional E-Visa Applied Countries

Conditional E-Visa Applied Countries

With the new decision taken on 2020, the citizens of Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom won’t have a visa while entering to Turkey. In addition, according to the agreement with Azerbaijan at the end of 2020, it is possible to travel without a passport between both countries.

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  1. I am a Filipino, May I ask if I Can I fly and transit To Turkey going to Doha Qatar, coming From Poland.

    1. Hello,

      In this case you would need to get a transit visa at Consulate.

      Thank you,

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