Turkiye 2024 Visa Update: Visa Free Entry for Americans & Canadians

Last Updated on April 23, 2024

In an exciting development for global travelers, Turkey has recently overhauled its visa policy, now offering visa-free access to citizens from the United States, Canada, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.  This makes it even easier (and cheaper) for citizens of these countries to visit Turkey.

Under this new scheme, tourists from the specified countries can enjoy up to 90 days of visa-free travel within Turkey within a 180-day period. Previously, it required an online application and a visa fee of approximately $50.

The decision to relax visa requirements is anticipated to significantly boost Turkey's appeal as a tourist destination. This approach not only simplifies the travel process but also fosters deeper cultural interactions and reinforces international relations.

This policy adjustment is a part of Turkey's ongoing efforts to adapt to global travel trends and international diplomacy. Travelers are encouraged to stay informed about the latest visa regulations to ensure a hassle-free experience when planning their Turkish adventures.

If you are from a country that requires a visa to Turkey, watch our video on how to complete the process. You can also check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to determine if you need a visa to visit Turkey.

The announcement was made in December 2023 and published officially here. The US government's website has also been updated to reflect this new policy.

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