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Turkey is a budget-friendly destination with a rich history, culture and diverse landscapes, known for its ancient landmarks, delicious cuisine and vibrant cities like Istanbul. Perfect for budget-minded travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-path European experience.

Turkey is a country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, known for its rich history, culture, and diverse landscapes. The country is home to a number of vibrant cities, including the capital Istanbul, as well as Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya. These cities are renowned for their ancient landmarks, museums, and bazaars, as well as their lively atmosphere and delicious cuisine.

Turkey is also home to a number of natural wonders, including the Taurus Mountains, the Black Sea, and the beaches of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. The country's interior is dotted with picturesque towns and villages, such as Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale, which offer a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and hot air balloon rides.

Turkey has a rich and diverse culture, with a mix of influences from various civilizations. The country is known for its traditional music and dance, such as belly dance, as well as its delicious cuisine, which features a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. Turkey is also home to a number of cultural and historical landmarks, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus Strait.

Aside from experiencing the country's beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and vibrant cities, travelers to Turkey can also indulge in a variety of activities and attractions. Take a stroll through the historic streets of Istanbul and explore its fascinating blend of traditional and modern architecture. Visit the impressive Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Overall, Turkey is a great destination for budget-minded travelers looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path European experience, with a rich cultural and historical heritage.

Current Active Cases: 1,396,058 ๐Ÿคฎ
Percent of Population: 44.28%

Current COVID restrictions ๐Ÿ˜ท for Turkey.
  • โš ๏ธ Most travellers to Turkey aged 12 years and above must have proof of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival, an antigen test within 48 hours, or be fully jabbed.
  • โš ๏ธ All arrivals will be subject to a medical check for symptoms of COVID, including temperature checks, and may be asked to take random PCR testing on arrival.
  • โš ๏ธ Public and hospitality services are open.
  • โš ๏ธ Outdoor mask-wearing is mandatory.

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at Turkish Airlines

Last updated Feb 20, 2022

COVID status and restrictions change frequently. Please be sure to research COVID restrictions for Turkey on official channels to ensure you have accurate travel information before you plan your trip.

๐Ÿ’ต Currency

Turkish Lira

๐Ÿ—ฃ Primary Language

Turkish

๐Ÿ”Œ Power

220V, Type F plug (2 round pins)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population

84, 340,000

๐Ÿ—บ Land Area

302,535 sq. mi.

๐Ÿ“ Region

Southeast Europe

๐Ÿ“† Average Stay

7 days

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tipping

Optional (10%)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ“ธ Tourists per Year

45,100,000

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ Gender Ratio

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป 48.5% ๐Ÿ’ƒ 51.5%

๐Ÿ‘ถ Median Age

31.5

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population Density

284 / sq. mi.

๐Ÿป Legal Drinking Age

18

๐Ÿšฌ Public Smoking

๐Ÿšฌ Yes

๐Ÿ”ซ Guns per capita

16.5

๐Ÿ”ช Murder Rate

3.8 / 100,000

๐ŸŒง Rainfall (average)

15 in.

๐Ÿ“ก Internet Speed (average)

30.31 Mbps

๐Ÿš• Best Taxi App

BiTaksi

๐Ÿ’ณ Cashless

42%

๐Ÿšฐ Tap Water

๐Ÿšฑ Not Safe to Drink

๐Ÿ’ธ VAT Tax

18%

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ In the EU

๐Ÿ‘Ž No

๐Ÿ›‚ Shengen Country

๐Ÿ‘Ž No

โญ๏ธ Capital City

Ankara

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Speaks English

17%

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๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$18

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$29

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per night)

$60

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per night)

$7

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$29

๐Ÿฝ DInner (for 1)

$2

๐Ÿฒ Food

$24

๐Ÿ” Lunch (for 1)

$2

๐Ÿฅค Coca Cola (0.3L)

$0

๐Ÿฅช Sandwich

$1

๐Ÿฟ Snacks

$1

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$7

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$1

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$9

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tips

$1

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$12

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$2

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$2

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$2

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ Scams/Robbery

$3

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$75

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$157

๐Ÿท Wine (glass)

$13

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Cheap
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Very Safe
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No Data
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No Data
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๐Ÿ“ก Internet
Slow
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No Data
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No Data
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ LGBTQ+ Friendly
No Data
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No Data
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No Data
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