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  • Over 2 million British tourists visit Turkey every year
  • ‘The dolmus’ (pronounced 'dol-moosh' which means 'stuffed') is a minibus that frequently runs into the night
  • Get the right travel insurance policy to suit your Turkish holiday, from sightseeing in Istanbul to rafting on the Coruh River


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Why travel to Turkey?

Popular with people looking for a relaxing beach holiday and also those that can’t sit still for five minutes; Turkey has massive appeal for those that want a Mediterranean holiday with a twist of something different.

Turkey has had an active history to say the least, and the evidence can be seen everywhere, with battlegrounds, ruined castles and amazing palaces all over the country. Whatever you’re looking for in a holiday, Turkey is sure to provide an experience you won’t forget.

Why do I need travel insurance in Turkey?

  • Medical emergency - Most covers offer a 24-hour emergency helpline in the event you're unwell on your holiday
  • Thrill seeker? - Get extra cover if you're planning on doing any white rafting in the Black Sea
  • Compensation - It's not ideal if you can't go on holiday because you're too unwell to travel, check out our guide to claiming for more information
  • Get covered for:

    • Loss of items – Be sure that your gadgets and souvenirs are covered against loss or theft
    • Airline insolvency - Your travel insurance will cover you if your airline collapses
    • Hospital costs – Find out if your Turkey travel insurance policy will directly reimburse you for hospital costs (According to Lonely Planet, Turkish doctors usually expect to be paid in cash)

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Turkey: Checklist

- Turkish Visas can be obtained when you arrive at the airport. You must buy it in cash - Sterling (Scottish pounds won't be accepted) or in Euros if you're an Irish national. Make sure you have the right amount to pay as small notes won't be accepted and you might not get any change back if you pay with a large note. 

- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) isn't valid in Turkey as it’s not a member of the European Union. It' strongly recommended to have valid travel insurance as well as having an EHIC card. For more information, check out our medical cover guide.

- Money - You might have trouble using travellers' cheques as most shops won't accept them. However, international debit and credit cards are widely accepted across Turkey, just tell your bank that you're going away to avoid your card being blocked.

- Hire a car - If you want to explore the beautiful Turkish sights there's no greater way to do it than by hiring a car or a motorbike. Just remember to carry your driving license, passport and insurance documents on you at all times when in the car. Our driving in Turkey guide will provide you with more information.

Turkey: Did you know?

- Popular places to visit in Turkey are Istanbul, Safranbolu, Pergamum and the Gallipoli Peninsula.

- Antalya is home to Mediterranean’s largest floating nightclub.

- Turkey has borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran.

- Turkey’s currency is the New Turkish Lira.

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