US and Canadian vacationers not want a vacationer visa to go to Turkey

Following a presidential decree, Turkey (also referred to as Turkiye) has lifted its tourism visa necessities for six new international locations — together with the USA and Canada.

The decree, signed by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 22, has largely slipped underneath the radar. It was introduced within the Turkish Official Gazette on Dec. 23 and applies to vacationers visiting Turkey from the U.S., Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Residents of any of those six international locations can now spend 90 days in Turkey in any 180-day interval with out the necessity to apply for a journey visa.

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The announcement comes as a part of a broader effort by Turkey to enhance worldwide relations and journey accessibility.

Beforehand, guests from the U.S. needed to get hold of an e-visa, which value round $20, if visiting Turkey for tourism or commerce functions.

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Curiously, whereas the brand new guidelines had been introduced Dec. 23, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Turkiye, together with the Turkish authorities’s e-visa software website, each nonetheless flag that U.S. and Canadian guests require an e-visa.

Nonetheless, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of the Republic of Turkiye confirmed with TPG that adjustments are in place, saying: “Visa exemption for residents of six international locations (USA, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Oman) had accepted, these passport holders not want a visa, and they’re exempted from visa 90 days inside 180 days.”

The adjustments have been up to date on the U.S. Division of State — Bureau of Consular Affairs web site.

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Vacationers from the U.S. and Canada not must pay for a vacationer visa to go to Turkey. The brand new adjustments allow vacationers to freely go to the nation for 90 days each 180 days while not having a visa.

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