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Turkey straddles the border between Asia and Europe, showing visitors the best of both continents. It’s a fusion destination where east meets west, particularly in the city of Istanbul, which is the largest city in the world to span two continents.  

Language: Turkish

Currency: Turkish lira

Local Time: GMT+3

Whether you love ancient history, culinary adventures or geological wonders, Turkey is a location that will capture your heart and mind. History enthusiasts fall in love with the Roman and Ottoman ruins around Bodrum and Side, while sun worshipers love the Mediterranean coastline in Marmaris and Lara Beach. The country’s even a haven for golf enthusiasts; Belek is home to almost 20 different courses, including ones designed by Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie.

Turkey’s ideally suited to any pace of holiday and you’re sure to fall in love with the country’s unique charms during your stay. But before you set off, you'll need to choose a travel insurance policy that provides adequate cover.

Below is some more information about our insurance products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details.

Though plenty of holiday-makers enjoy a trouble-free trip, travel insurance is still essential when visiting Turkey. It can cover you if you need to cancel your trip, if you fall ill while you’re away or if your belongings are stolen.
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Turkey isn’t part of the Eurozone, so neither your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) nor your Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will cover the cost of any medical expenses if you fall ill or suffer an injury while you’re away. This makes travel insurance for Turkey vitally important, because it’ll help ensure you’re not out of pocket if something goes wrong.

You should also consult your doctor 6-8 weeks before you travel, to get advice on which vaccinations you’ll need for Turkey. According to the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), it is recommended that travellers get vaccines for Hepatitis A and Tetanus, and some travellers may require Hepatitis B, Rabies and Typhoid immunisations too.

If you need help or support while you’re in Turkey, we can provide 24-hour emergency medical assistance and a GP consultation service. We also have a legal helpline for our policyholders. For contact information, and to find out if any exclusions apply, please consult your policy documents

Our Single Trip and Annual policies can keep you protected, whether you’re heading to Turkey once this year or going on multiple holidays.
You can choose a level of cover to suit your needs: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Depending on the policy you choose, you’ll be covered for: 
  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
  • *Not available with Bronze level cover
  • **Only available with Gold level cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
     
95% of Turkey is in Asia, but 5% of it remains in Europe, meaning the country is transcontinental. As the country is predominantly in Asia, many insurance companies do not include it in their European cover. However, here at Allianz Assistance, we do. So, you can choose our ‘Europe’ cover and be protected as you travel around this beautiful country. 

If you’re heading on a holiday to Turkey this year, then you’ll need a visa for your visit. Currently, the only exception to this is if you’re visiting Turkey on a cruise, and your stay doesn’t exceed 72 hours.[1] You will then not require a visa if you have a ‘British Citizen’ passport, and you arrive at sea ports for tourist visits to the port or nearby cities.

If you need a visa for your holiday to Turkey, we recommend that you get an e-visa online. You should apply at least 48 hours before you travel, but you can do it up to three months in advance.[2] In case you experience any technical problems at the port of entry, we also recommend that you carry a printed copy of your e-visa with you, or have an electronic copy on your smartphone or tablet.

[1] [2] Source: Gov.UK

The amount you pay for your holiday insurance to Turkey will depend on a number of factors, including your age and duration of your stay. If you have a pre-eisting medical condition, this will affect your eligibility for cover.

If you’re travelling to Turkey; get a quote online to find out how much insurance for your trip could cost.

When getting a quote online, you’ll need to tell us some basic information about you and your trip, so that we can provide you with a fair quote. 

All prices we quote include Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

Terms and conditions apply.

 
Heading to Turkey for a family holiday? You can protect your loved ones on the same policy with our Family travel insurance. 

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From 5th May 2021, while we can still cover you under the standard sections of our travel insurance policy while on a Golf holiday, we will not be able to offer the additional cover previpously provided by the Golf optional extra section. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to the booking engine of our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.  

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Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. From 5th May 2021 we will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier Category 2 and Category 3 sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rugby. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to the booking engine of our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
 
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From 5th May 2021, while we can still cover you under the standard sections of our travel insurance policy while on a Cruiseholiday, we will not be able to offer the additional cover previpously provided by the Cruise travel optional extra section. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to the booking engine of our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.

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From 5th May 2021 we will no longer be able to offer travel insurance policies to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our online booking engine. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.   

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Heading on a beach holiday to Marmaris this year? Our Single Trip travel insurance could be just right. You can soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings knowing that you’re covered. 
 
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If Turkey is just one country amongst many that you plan to visit this year, our Annual travel insurance policy may be the best option for you. It can provide you with cover for multiple journeys, up to 31 days long, over the course of a year. 
 
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