PLANNING YOUR TRIP
ENTRANCE TO TÜRKİYE WITH A CARAVAN
It’s possible to enter Türkiye with your own caravan via land and sea.
The Kapıkule border crossing point on the border of Türkiye and Bulgaria is the most common land point of entry. Kapıkule is situated on European route E80, which passes through İstanbul and has a connection to İzmir and Ankara.
The ports of Çeşme (İzmir) and Derince (Kocaeli, near İstanbul) are the most common ports for caravan travelers who want to enter Türkiye with their caravans.
The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System is available for applying for a visa if one is required. This system allows visitors traveling to Türkiye to obtain their e-Visas with ease online (www.evisa.gov.tr ) in approximately three minutes.
It is possible to obtain an e-Visa 7/24 from anywhere with an Internet connection. The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport, and travel dates, and after they pay the visa fee online.
You are kindly advised to have a travel document/passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival in Türkiye.
English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, German, Arabic, and Chinese language options are available in the e-Visa system.
In addition to Visa and Mastercard, payment is accepted from other commonly used credit cards and debit cards.
Tour operators may apply for group e-Visas and make lump-sum payments.
Cards and cash machines (ATMs)
In Türkiye, you will find a very large number of banks, and even in small villages, you will find ATMs. If you are going somewhere remote or rural, it’s probably a good idea to carry cash with you.
Credit and debit cards are usually accepted, but in small villages and remote locations, you might enter some shops that accept only cash.
In Türkiye, the official currency is the Turkish Lira. In cities, district centers, and in all airports, there are exchange offices where you can exchange all currencies.