Visas and Health in Turkey
Want to spend your holiday in Turkey? Are you planning an expatriation project in Turkey? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, consider taking out travel insurance or expat health insurance for you and your family. This will avoid possible financial, health, and legal complications in the event of an unannounced accident. We advise you to favour contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospital costs, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.
- Political regime: Parliamentary Republic
- Capital: Ankara
- Area: 780,580 sq km
- Population: 74.7 millions
- Spoken languages: Turkish
- Currency: Turkish Lira
You do not need a visa for tourist stays of less than 3 months if you are a French national. All you have to do is present your valid passport.
French Embassy in Ankara
Paris Caddesi – 70 Kavaklidere – 06540 Ankara
Tel: 90 455 45 45
Fax: 90 455 45 17
Turkish Embassy in Paris
16 Lamballe Avenue – 75016 Paris
Vaccines and safety in Turkey
Vaccines and local diseases
No vaccine is required for visitors.
- For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
- For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month travellers), typhoid (long stay for travellers 5 years and older).
In Turkey, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider bites, snakes, fish and scorpions, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, leishmaniasis, sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis Typhoid.
Security in Turkey
Most of Turkey’s territory is in an area of high seismic activity. Earthquakes are common. In case of stay in the country it is therefore advisable to consult the usual recommendations. The attacks that regularly hit Turkey attest to the persistence of a terrorist risk in that country. Before you leave, take the time to consult the recommendations of the health and safety section of the France Diplomatie website.
Health insurance and repatriation in Turkey
Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Turkey? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical centre or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.