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Turkey: Various travel information

Turkey: Various travel information

Formalities, visas

Tourists are allowed to stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa. A passport or identity card is sufficient for entry. Children must be entered in the passport of an accompanying parent or have a child ID card with them. People who want to stay longer in Turkey can apply for a visa at the following address.

Issuing of visas in Germany

Visa department of the Embassy of Turkey

Rungestraße 9

10179 Berlin

Tel: +49 - (0) 30 - 2 75 85 0

Fax: +49 - (0) 30 - 27 59 09 15

Email: [email protected]

www.tuerkischebotschaft.de

Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Representations of Turkey in Austria and Representations of Turkey in Switzerland.

Import and export of foreign

currency There is no limit to the number of foreign currency imports. Foreign currency exports are permitted up to a total of US $ 5,000 or the equivalent.

Incoming and outgoing goods export

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. Travelers are allowed in and out of personal items up to a total value of US $ 15,000. If the value is higher, it must be declared upon entry. Proof of evidence is required when purchasing jewelry in Turkey. Items for personal use, including medical items, equipment and medication, as well as gift items, are eligible for import and export up to a total value of 300 euros. Pets must have an international vaccination certificate that has been translated and certified by the Turkish consulate.

Turkey: arrival and transport

How do you get to Turkey?

The fastest way to get to Turkey is by plane, which is also done by the vast majority of visitors. The national airlines are Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, AtlasJet and SunExpress, a German-Turkish airline. You can also get into the country by car, train and intercity buses, but this takes about two days and can be quite arduous.

Travel in the country

Air connections

The major Turkish airports are in Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul and Antalya. There are also around 116 other airports. The Turkish airline Türk Hava Yollari connects the national airports of Turkey with each other.

Railway

Turkey has a rail network of around 8,700 km in length. There are several daily connections between Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Otherwise the connections are rather bad and time consuming. It is better to use the intercity buses.

Bus

There is a well-developed bus network in Turkey. You can reach almost all cities with intercity buses. Buses are also the cheapest means of transport in Turkey.

Streets

The Turkish road network is approx. 354,420 km long and therefore well developed. Approx. 147,400 km of these roads are tarred. 1,886 km is the length of the motorways in Turkey.

Rental

cars Rental car companies can be found in all major cities in Turkey. The companies at the airports are usually open around the clock.

Taxis

In all major cities you can easily find taxis that are very cheap. There are also so-called dolmus, shared taxis. The small buses stop at the sign and are much cheaper than normal taxis.

Ferry connections

There are numerous ferry connections from the Mediterranean coast and the Black Sea coast.

Traffic rules and emergency calls

To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the Turkish traffic clubs.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 50 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 90 km/h on country roads.
  • Motorways: The speed limit on motorways is 130 km/h.

In addition, it is of course necessary to pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.

Blood alcohol limit

The official blood alcohol limit in Turkey for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.5. Motor vehicle drivers with trailers have a blood alcohol limit of 0.0 per mille.

Emergency

In case of an accident or other problems with the car or motorbike to reach information and assistance at the following numbers:

Tel.: 0212 288 71 90

Mobile: 0090-212288 71 90

The ADAC reach 24 hours in Munich on the following number:

0049 - (0) 89 - 22 22 22

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Turkey's international license plate is:

TR

Turkey: travel medicine, risks

Infectious Diseases

  • There is a low risk of malaria in the regions in the southeast, as well as in the lowlands of Amikova and Cukurova. There is no risk of infection in large cities and holiday centers. The infections occur exclusively with malaria tertiana.
  • AIDS, HIV
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis, especially in the southeast towards the Syrian border.
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • dengue fever
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Filariasis
  • Typhus
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis, mainly as a result of tick bites
  • Fox tapeworm
  • Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only possible in people who can come into contact with blood or those who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Kala-Azar
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • Rabies, but there is only a risk of infection when there is contact with the vector animals
  • Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Turkey, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

There are no vaccination regulations when entering or staying in Turkey.

safety instructions

Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Unit 040

D-11013 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Current safety

information www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Turkey: currency, shopping and exchange rate

The national currency of Turkey is the Yeni Türk Lirasi (New Turkish Lira).

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 10 yeni turk lirasi
  • 20 yeni Turk Lirasi
  • 50 yeni Turk Lirasi
  • 100 yeni Turk Lirasi
  • 200 yeni Turk Lirasi

Coins are in circulation in the following amounts:

  • 5 Yeni Kuruş
  • 10 yeni kurus
  • 25 Yeni Kuruş
  • 50 yeni kurus
  • 1 yeni Turk Lirasi

Bank and shop opening times

Banks

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Shops

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: closed. Smaller shops often take a lunch break.

Markets and bazaars, on the other hand, are open much longer - especially in tourist centers

Souvenirs

Popular souvenirs from Turkey are hand-knotted carpets, alabaster and onyx items, gold and silver jewelry, copper and brass ironwork as well as ceramic goods, which are mostly artistically painted, and leather items.

Caution

There are heavy penalties for the illegal export of works of art. A tourist was already getting into considerable trouble because he had some stones in his luggage that he had collected by the sea.

Turkey: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Turkey embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Turkey embassies and consulates

Representations of Turkey in Germany

On October 30, 2012, the embassy moved to its new, large and prestigious building on Tiergartenstrasse - corner of Hildebrandstrasse in the old diplomatic quarter. It lies between that of South Africa and Italy. At the inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the then German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle were present.

The embassy building is the largest in Turkey in the world - it cost around € 30 million. It consists of two wings connected by an atrium, which are intended to symbolize Turkey's geographical location between Asia and Europe. The planning for the building came from the Berlin architects nsh (Volkmar Nickol, Felipe Schmidt, Thomas Hillig).

Tiergartenstrasse

10785 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 2 75 85 0

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 27 59 09 15

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.tuerkischebotschaft.de

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Berlin

Johann-Georg-Straße 12

10709 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 89 68 02 11

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 8 93 18 98

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Düsseldorf

Cecilienallee 41

40474 Düsseldorf

Tel: 0049 - (0) 211 - 45 47 80

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Essen

Alfredstrasse 307

45133 Essen

Tel: 0049 - (0) 201 - 84 21 60

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Frankfurt/Main

Zeppelinallee 17

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 71 37 73

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Hamburg

Tesdorpfstraße 18

20148 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 4 48 03 30

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Hanover

An der Christuskirche 3

30167 Hanover

Tel: 0049 - (0) 511 - 76 86 50

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Cologne

Luxemburger Strasse 285

50354 Cologne

Tel: 0049 - (0) 2233 - 97 41 80

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Karlsruhe

Rintheimerstraße 82

76131 Karlsruhe

Tel: 0049 - (0) 721 - 98 44 00

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Mainz

An der Karlsschanze 7

55131 Mainz

Tel: 0049 - (0) 6131 - 98 26 00

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Munich

Menzinger Strasse 3

80638 Munich

Tel: 0049 - (0) 89 - 1 78 03 10

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Münster

Lotharinger Strasse 25/27

48147 Münster

Tel: 0049 - (0) 251 - 41 47 00

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Nuremberg

Regensburger Strasse 69

90478 Nuremberg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 911 - 94 67 60

Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Stuttgart

Kerner Strasse 19 b

70182 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 - (0) 711 - 16 66 70

Consulate in Bremen

Ahlker Dorfstrasse 9

28279 Bremen

Tel: 0049 - (0) 421 - 84 11 2

Consulate in Aachen

Aachener and Münchener Allee 1

52074 Aachen

Tel: 0049 - (0) 241 - 7 03 04 12

Consulate in Regensburg

Krautermarkt 3

93047 Regensburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 941 - 59 58 10

German representations in Turkey

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ankara

114 Ataturk Bulvari

06540 Kavaklidere-Ankara

Tel: 0090 - 312 - 455 51 00

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.ankara.diplo.de

Consulates

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Inönü Caddesi 16-18

Istanbul

Tel: 0090 - 212 - 3 34 61 00

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.istanbul.diplo.de

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ataturk Caddesi 260

35220 Izmir

Tel: 0090 - 232 - 488 88 88

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.izmir.diplo.de

You can find other honorary consulates in: Adana, Bodrum, Bursa, Edirne, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Kayseri and Trabzon.

Austrian representations in Turkey

Austrian Embassy in Ankara

Ataturk Bulvari 189

06680 Ankara

Tel: 0090 - 312 - 405 51 90/- 91/-92

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.aussenministerium.at/ankara

Consulates

Consulate in Barinaklar/Antalya

Vasco Turizm, Caglayan Mahallesi, 2054 Sokakl No. 8

07230 Barinaklar/Antalya

Tel: 0090 - 242 - 249 03 30

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Bodrum

Ataturk Cadessi No. 79, Kumbahce Mah.

48400 Bodrum

Tel: 0090 - 252 - 357 76 88

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Bursa

Org. San. Böl. Ormanlar Cad. No: 3

16159 Nilüfer/Bursa

Tel: 0090 - 224 - 242 19 19

Email: [email protected]

Consulate General in Yeniköy-Istanbul

Köybasi cad. No. 46, 34464 Yeniköy

34464 Yeniköy-Istanbul

Tel: 0090 - 212 - 363 84 10

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Izmir

Erboy Is Hani, Gazi Bulv./Sehit Fethi Cad 41, 7. St.

33212 Izmir

Tel: 0090 - 232 - 347 66 76

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Mersin

Ataturk cad. 4302 sok., Toroglu apt. B Blk. 1. kat no 1, cold door mah.

33010 Mersin

Tel: 0090 - 324 - 231 36 06

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Turkey in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Vienna

Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 40

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 505 73 38 0

Fax: 0043 - (0) 1 - 505 36 60

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

Consulate General in Bregenz

Arlbergstrasse 117

6900 Bregenz

Tel: 0043 - (0) 5574 - 42 083

Consulate General in Salzburg

Strubergasse 9

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 - (0) 662 - 44 21 20-0

Honorary Consulate in Linz

Hofgasse 7

4020 Linz

Tel: 0043 - (0) 732 - 77 77 44

Email: [email protected]

Swiss representations in Turkey

Swiss Embassy in Ankara

Ataturk Bulvari 247

06692 Kavaklidere, Ankara

Tel: 0090 - 312 457 31 00

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.eda.admin.ch/ankara

Consulates

Consulate in Antalya

Isiklar Caddesi No. 57

07100 Antalya

Tel: 0090 - 242 243 15

00/10 Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Gaziantep

Ordu Caddesi No. 70 Cat. 1

27060 Gaziantep

Tel: 0090 - 342 338 31 14

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Levent Istanbul

1st Levent Plaza, A-Blok Kat: 3, Büyükdere Cad. No. 173

34394 Levent Istanbul

Tel: 0090 - 212 283 12 82

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.eda.admin.ch/istanbul

Consulate in Alsancak/Izmir

1380 Sokak, Alyans Apt. B. Blok K: 3 D: 6

35220 Alsancak/Izmir

Tel: 0090 - 232 421 42 39

Email: [email protected]

Representations of Turkey in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Bern

Lombachweg 33

3000 Bern 15

Tel: 0041 - (0) 31 - 359 70 70

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.tr-botschaft.ch

Consulates

Consulate in Geneva

Route de Pré-Bois 20

1215 Genève 15 Aéroport

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22 - 710 93 60

Email: [email protected]

Consulate in Zurich

Weinbergstrasse 65

8006 Zurich

Tel: 0041 - (0) 1 - 368 29 00

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.trkonsulatzurich.ch

 

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