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Why do I need insurance to travel to 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

Do insurers class Turkey as a part of Europe? It all depends on the insurer as some class it as Europe and some don't. If you're buying travel insurance for Turkey that is not a worldwide policy, make sure you read the T&C's to check it includes Turkey under the European cover.

    You could get covered for:

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

Planning to scuba dive? A standard insurance policy may not cover adventurous sports like scuba diving, and those that do, often have a cap on certain how deep you could swim so its worth checking the terms and conditions before buying your travel cover.

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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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