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Turkey - Visa Requirements

A passport and visa is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Turkey. As of January 1, 2015, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must carry a passport valid for six months beyond the entry date.

U.S. citizens need to obtain their visa prior to their arrival in Turkey. Visa applications can be submitted at Turkish missions abroad or online through the e-Visa application system: (e-Visa)

There is one exception to the visa requirement: U.S. citizens traveling to Turkey by cruise ship are allowed to enter Turkey without a visa for a maximum of 72 hours, with permission from local security authorities at the port of entry.

For all tourism and commerce-related entries, the traveler is allowed to remain in Turkey for 90 days within a 180-day period.

For additional information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (MFA).

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