Turkey visa requirements for Singaporeans
Travel and visa requirements
Turkish Visa is not required for Singaporeans
Stay Duration: 90 days
- All Singapore passport holders do not require a visa for visits up to 90 days within 180 days from the date of initial entry to Turkey.
- The visitors' passports must be valid throughout duration of stay in Turkey.
- Visitors are required to provide a blank page on their passports for entry and exit stamps.
- Travelling parents are allowed to include 18 year old or younger children on their passport.
- All travellers arriving in Turkey from infected countries have to fill in a health declaration form, which is issued to the board as a preventive measure for outbreak of swine flu.
- Travellers do not need certificate of vaccination to travel to Turkey.
- Singaporeans visiting Turkey must also purchase their return tickets.
- The Turkish Police and Gendarmerie have the right to request information on your identity and address. You may be detained until your identity can be established if you fail to provide the requested information. To facilitate this, Singaporeans are advised to carry an official photographic identity document.
- Turkey has strict laws against the use, possession or trafficking of illegal drugs. If convicted of any of the above offences, you would receive a heavy fine or a prison sentence.
- The possession, sale and export of antiques from Turkey are strictly forbidden, and there are severe penalties for those who attempt to do so without official permits. Antiques brought into the country should be registered in the owner’s passport to avoid difficulties upon exit.
- Most money changers in Turkey do not accept Singapore dollars. If you plan to buy lira (TRY) in Turkey, please bring along new US dollars or Euros. You can get lira from banks and exchange bureaus (known as DOVIZ in Turkish).
- It is an offence to insult the Turkish nation or national flag and to deface the local currency.
- Pet can enter as cargo, as the traveller's checked luggage or in the cabin accompanied by a certificate of good health.
- If travellers overstay their visit, they must inform the immigration police and get a residence permit that must be produced upon departure.
- Turkey uses the GMT+03:00 Time zone (GMT+3), hence, Singapore is 5 hours ahead of Turkey.
- The estimated flight duration from Singapore to Turkey is 10 hours, 34 minutes.
- Turkey bordering the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, sometimes cool or wet winters.
- May is generally the wettest month, whereas July and August are the driest in Turkey.
- Turkish is the most widely spoken Turkic language in Turkey.
- Turkey is a secular state with no official religion; the Turkish Constitution provides for freedom of religion and conscience.
- Turkey hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, including more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees.
- Turkish culture is a product of efforts to be a "modern" Western state while maintaining traditional religious and historical values..
- Turkey tourist destination, having many sites with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
- Turkey is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the World, the world's oldest religious site, Göbekli Tepe and numerous other World Heritage Sites such as the "Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük", "Hattusa: the Hittite Capital", the "Archaeological Site of Troy" and others.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time of year to visit Turkey?
The best time to travel to Turkey is between April and May (Spring) or from September to November when the temperature is pleasant. If you like the summers, these months are your best bet, because Turkey usually has a rainy winter.
Can I use my mobile phone In Turkey?
Yes, but it has to be used with one of Turkish sim cards. However, you are also allowed to use your own sim card which is a more expensive way of using cell phones in Turkey.
Can I use credit cards in Turkey?
Yes, credit cards are widely accepted in Turkey. Although, Diners and American Express cards are accepted in far fewer places than Visa or Mastercard.
Do I need medical insurance to travel to turkey?
Yes, you will need to have holiday insurance with good medical cover to ensure that you are not out money in case something goes wrong.