Travel Insurance for Turkey 

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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 your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) won’t 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 cover
  • **Only available with Gold cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
     
If you’re taking part in water sports off the coast of Marmaris or want to play a few rounds of golf in Belek, our optional add-ons have you covered. Our Golf cover protects you and your clubs, while our Sports and Leisure add-on can protect you while you get the adrenaline pumping. To see the sports we cover, consult our policy documents.  
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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’re travelling to Turkey on a cruise, we recommend taking out Cruise cover in addition to our standard holiday insurance for Turkey. This will then protect you against risks that are unique to cruising, such as itinerary changes or cabin confinement.

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, whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions and whether you need any add-on cover for fun extras like Sports and Leisure or Golf.

Our Annual travel insurance starts at £31.29*, while our Single Trip policies are available from £5.78†. Backpacker travel insurance can also be purchased if you’re travelling to Turkey; get a quote online to find out how much 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.

* Annual Multi-Trip (Bronze) – price based on a 30-year-old travelling within Europe with no existing medical conditions.

† Single Trip (Bronze) – price based on a 30-year-old travelling up to 3 days to Turkey only, with no existing medical conditions.

All prices 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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Turkey’s Belek region is renowned for its golf resorts. Enjoy peace of mind on your next Golfing holiday to Turkey with Golf add-on cover to your Allianz Assistance policy.
 
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If you’re a water sports enthusiast, then Turkey is a paradise waiting to be explored. Whether you fancy kayaking, scuba diving or windsurfing, our sports activities add-on has you covered. 
 
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With its beautiful coastal resort towns, Turkey is a popular stop-off destination for cruise ships. If you’re heading on a cruise holiday this year, our Cruise insurance can provide you with the cover you need.   
 
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Your health shouldn’t stop you from discovering the world. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we may still be able to provide you with travel insurance for your trip to Turkey on our Single Trip or Annual policies. 
 
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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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