Health information & Vaccination requirements

The information below details which vaccinations are recommended prior to travelling to Turkey and other disease risks associated with this country. Please note this information is for reference only and you should seek advice from a medical professional before travelling.

Health information from NaTHNaC:NaTHNaC
Malaria risk:Yes, Type II risk - May to October in south-eastern parts of country
Other non vaccine-preventable risks:None
Yellow fever certificate requirement:Not required
Recommended vaccinations:
CholeraDiphtheriaHepatitis A
Hepatitis BJapanese encephalitisMeningococcal meningitis
Tick-borne encephalitisTyphoid feverYellow fever

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Visa requirements

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Currency, Foreign Exchange & Money Advice

The currency used in Turkey is Turkish liras (TRY). The current exchange rates for Turkish liras are $1 = 2, €1 = 3.29, £1 = 3.92.

Foreign Currency - Cash
While ATMs have become commonplace throughout the world in recent years, it's not always wise to rely on them while travelling. In remote places and developing countries, they may be unavailable or incompatible with your bank card. Purchasing cash before you travel also allows to you avoid costly ATM bank fees and commission, which can add up to a considerable outlay on your trip. Avoid this expense and inconvenience by purchasing Turkish liras in advance of your trip.

  • Travelex offer guaranteed best exchange rates in the UK, with zero commission (minimum £100 order).
  • These exchange rates are of vastly better value than those available at airports before departure.
  • Your currency can be collected with free pickup at a wide range of Travelex shops in airports, ports and city centres.

Foreign Currency - Cards
For extra convenience and security, prepaid travel cards are ideal.

  • You can pre-load your card with your currency of choice and the amount you want, which can be easily topped up.
  • They can be used at any Mastercard-enabled ATM or shop, with no fee for standard usage.
  • With chip and pin technology (and no link to your own bank account), they offer complete security.
  • We recommend prepaid cards from Travelex.

For more information on Turkish liras, including other exchange rates, denominations and cut-out exchange rate pocket charts, see the Turkish liras currency page.

Extras! Flights, Accomodation, Insurance


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