Turkey international travel guide

Turkey

Turkey is part of Asia with main city at Ankara. It's usually 🌤️ 1.31 °C in Turkey with a rainfall of 🌧 61.74 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Turkey. Internet speed in Turkey is on average 6.3 Mbps. In Turkey you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 79M people. The main currency is Turkish Lira. The languages spoken are Turkish. Automatic teller machines are very common in Turkey. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~1.31 °C   🌧 ~61.74 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 79M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

If despite our advice you’re travelling from Turkey to Iran, the border is temporarily closed due to cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran. Check with your travel provider for disruptions. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. There are additional screening measures at airports and other points of entry to Turkey. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: February 25, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Turkey uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Turkish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Turkey uses the Turkish lira (symbol: ?), code TRY.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Lira. Lira is subdivided into 100 kuru?s. Coins come in denominations of 1 lira and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 kuru?s.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Turkey. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Turkey. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Turkey is on average 6.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Turkey is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 41.56 TRY, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Avea, Turkcell or Vodafone Türkiye. Turkey uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Turkey upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Turkey, dial +, then 90 (the country code for Turkey), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Turkey, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 212 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Turkey you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: February 12, 2020