Entry Requirements / Visa

Entry requirements for TurkeyEntry requirements for Turkey

As a tourist from Germany or Switzerland, you can stay in Turkey for up to 90 days without a visa. Within a period of 180 days, you may visit multiple times but this 90-day limit must not be exceeded. A valid identity card or passport is required to enter Turkey. Parents travelling with children from Germany must ensure that children have their own travel documents. Children can no longer enter the country on their parent's passport (as of 2012). This rule applies from birth and is independent of the child's age.

A visa is required for citizens from Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Croatia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary and Cyprus. As of April 2014, any travellers requiring a visa to enter Turkey must apply for an e-visa in advance on the website of the Turkish government at www.evisa.gov.tr. Once the online application is complete, visas are usually delivered via email within 24 hours and the fee is charged by credit card. The visa confirmation must be printed out and submitted when upon entry to Turkey. E-visas can be issued for tourist purposes, specific purposes and business trips. Certain nationalities must travel with Turkish Airlines in order to enter the country. Detailed information about e-visas is available on the website www.evisa.gov.tr.

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Entry requirements for Germany

Citizens from all non-EU countries, including Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, require a visa to enter Germany. More information can be found on the Foreign Office website.

Entry requirements for Egypt/Morocco/Tunisia

For the entry of German citizens to Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, a passport with six months of validity is required. No visa is required for Morocco and Tunisia, a visa is required for Egypt.

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Entry requirements for other EU countries

Further details on the entry requirements for countries within and outside the EU can be found here on the European Union website.

General information

Passengers must comply with all applicable rules and regulations (e.g. passport, visa, customs and health regulations). The information provided is not guaranteed. Please note that any costs or penalties, due to incomplete travel documents, shall be borne by the passenger.