What else should I think about before going to Turkey?
You shouldn’t have too much to think about before you go, credit and debit cards are used in most tourist areas and there are also plenty of cash machines. But here are some other facts to help you decide what you might need:
Visa: You will need a visa which you can buy online directly from the official Republic of Turkey eVisa website, your visa will be issued when you arrive in Turkey. Your visa will allow you entry numerous times within a 180 day period and the number of consecutive days you can stay is 90.
Currency: The Turkish Lira (TL)
Language: Turkish and Kurdish are widely spoken alongside several other dialects. Some English may be spoken.
Vaccines: You should see your doctor at least one month before you go to Turkey just to check you’re feeling 100%. You may also be advised to have Hepatitis A and Tetanus vaccines which are usually free on the NHS.
Tipping: Tipping is expected in restaurants (about 10-15% of the bill), hotel porters expect 3% of the room price and taxi drivers would welcome any rounding up of the fare.
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