Why Turkey İs The Most Preferred Destination For Мedical Healthcare?
With its oriental style and beautiful views, delicious food, and friendly people, Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. In recent years, Turkey takes first not only among the most desirable holiday destinations but also among the best countries for medical tourism. The country has the latest model of medical technology and equipment for the treatment of various medical ailments.
Due to its global infrastructure, numerous highly educated medical staff, and affordable treatment prices, Turkey is becoming an increasingly popular destination among those in need of treatment.There are a large number of medical institutions in the country with thousands of qualified medical staff, from which the patient can choose. Many Turkish doctors have completed their education and specialization abroad and are fluent in English, which eliminates the possibility of a language barrier. And in many international hospitals, they have translators and medical consultants who assist patients in their native language.
The number of people willing to benefit from Turkey’s health services is growing every year. Residents of some countries need to obtain a health visa first to visit Turkey. The offered medical visas are obtained quickly and, if necessary, can be extended. In the following lines, we want to share with you a guide for all the necessary visas and documents to visit Turkey for medical purposes.
Types of Medical Visa
There are two possible options for a medical visa with which you can visit Turkey:
- Medical Visa – can be obtained from the Consulate of Turkey.
- Online Visa (eVisa) – can be obtained in advance of arrival via the government of Turkey’s online visa system platform.
Residents of some countries have the right to visit without a visa within a certain stay, and some citizens of countries have the right to apply for an e-visa online. In the publication, we have included information about these countries. Visitors from all other countries must apply for a medical visit visa.
Important information: eVisa is valid when visiting for tourism or commerce. If you are planning to work or study in Turkey, then you need a regular visa and you should contact the relevant services – embassy or consulate.
Requirement Documents For Applying For A Turkish Medical Visa
- 2 pcs. biometric photos with white background
- Color photocopy of passport and original passport. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel return. The passport must have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamps. If you have an old passport, you need to provide a photocopy of it with the candidate’s signature.
- Bank account statement
- Travel health insurance
- Hotel reservation for the duration of the stay
- Two-way tickets
- Letter-Invitation for medical treatment in Turkey from the respective hospital where the treatment will be performed. The invitation must describe the applicant’s name, passport details, the reason for the trip, and length of stay. The letter must be signed and stamped with the company seal of the hospital and addressed to the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey.
How Can I Apply Online For A Medical Visa (eVisa or e-visa)
The online platform for Turkish medical visa applications is secure and easy to use while saving time. Here’s where you can apply:
- Visit the website www.evisa.gov.tr and start the application by filling in your country and type of passport. The platform is easy to use and automatically guides you to each next step.
- Once you have finished filling in your details, save and download the form.
- Then you need to visit the Turkish consulate in your area to get your visa approval.
- After all of these steps, you could start planning your trip.
Medical Visa Cost For Turkey
|S.no||Country||Fees For E-Visa (www.evisa.gov.tr)||Turkey Medical Visa On Arrival Cost|
|1||ANTIGUA-BARBUDA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|2||ARMENIA||15 $||25 $ / 20 € / 15£|
|3||AUSTRALIA||60 $||70 $/ 50 € / 45 £|
|4||AUSTRIA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|5||BAHAMAS||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|6||BAHRAIN||80 $||70 $ / 50 € / 45 £|
|7||BARBADOS||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|8||BELGIUM||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|9||CANADA||60 $||70 $/ 50 € / 45 £|
|10||CROATIA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|11||DOMINICA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|12||DOMINICAN REPUBLIC||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|13||GREEK CYPRIOTADMINISTRATION OFSOUTHERN CYPRUS||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|14||GRENADA||60 $||60 $ / 45 € / 35 £|
|15||HAITI||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|16||HONG KONG (BN(O) )||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|17||INDONESIA||25 $||35 $ / 27 € / 22 £|
|18||IRELAND||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|19||JAMAICA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|20||KUWAIT||No Fee||No Fee|
|21||MALDIVES||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|22||MALTA||No Fee||No Fee|
|23||MAURITIUS||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|24||MEXICO||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|25||NETHERLANDS||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|26||NORWAY||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|27||OMAN||60 $||60 $ / 45 € / 35 £|
|28||POLAND||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|29||PORTUGAL||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|30||QATAR||28 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|31||SAUDI ARABIA||60 $||60 $ / 45 € / 35 £|
|32||SPAIN||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|33||ST. LUCIA||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|34||ST. VINCENT VE THEGRENADINES||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|35||UNITED ARABEMIRATES||60 $||60 $ / 45 € / 35 £|
|36||UNITED KINGDOM||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
|37||U.S.A||20 $||30 $ / 25 € / 20 £|
Validity And Extension Of The Medical Treatment Visa
The E-Visa is valid for a total of 90 days during a 180-day period. In case you need to extend your medical visa, you should contact the nearest migration services, embassy or police station to learn the necessary steps to follow.
List Of Countries Applicable For eVisa To Enter İn Turkey For Medical Treatment
Afghanistan, Barbados, Canada, Djibouti, Gabon, United Kingdom, Algeria, Belgium, Cape Verde, Dominica, Gambia, Vanuatu, Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Chad, East Timor, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Yemen, Armenia, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Grenada, Zambia, Australia, Botswana, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Austria, Burkina Faso, Congo, Republic of the, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lithuania, Bahamas, Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Estonia, Haiti, Nepal, Bahrain, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Hong Kong (BN(O)), Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Croatia, Fiji, India, Libya, Indonesia, Madagascar, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Iraq, Malawi, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Portugal, Ireland, Maldives, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Suriname, Spain, Jamaica, Mali, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Malta, Oman, Senegal, Taiwan, Liberia, Kuwait, Mauritania, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Mozambique, Latvia, Mauritius, Palestine, Solomon Islands, Togo, South Africa, Lesotho, Mexico, Philippines, Somalia, U.S.A, Uganda, Poland
List Of Countries Which Can Visit Turkey Without A Medical Visa
Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Honduras, Iran, Israel, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Morocco, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Belarus, Belize, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Colombia, South Korea, Kosovo, Costa Rica, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Moldova, Monaco, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, St. Cristopher Nevis, Saint Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Chile, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Jordan, Vatican, Venezuela, New Zealand
List Of Countries Which Are Applicable For A Medical Visa On Arrival In Turkey
Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong (BN(O)), Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, U.S.A, United Kingdom
FAQs about Turkey Medical Visa
My entry date to Turkey has changed. Do I need to do something?
The validity period and start date of the visa are specified in your application. In this line of thought, you can enter Turkey whenever you wish, as long as it is within the period specified in the visa.
Are there any specifics for the airlines I should use to fly to Turkey?
All citizens except residents of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the Philippines must travel with one of the airlines that have an agreement with the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The airlines that have signed such a protocol are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air, and Atlasglobal Airlines.
How long before traveling to Turkey do I have to apply for a Visa?
You can apply for your eVisa whenever you want, but no later than 48 hours before traveling.
How will I receive my Visa after completing the application?
After you fill in all the necessary information, in the final step you will receive a notification that your application has been completed successfully. You will be able to download your application, which will also be sent to your email address.
I need to extend my stay in Turkey. Can I apply for a new е-Visa?
You cannot apply for a new e-visa while you are still in Turkey. However, you can visit the nearest migration services, where you can get more information and apply for a temporary resident permit.
How long can I stay in Turkey with e-Visa?
The period of validity of the е-visa is determined depending on the country of your citizenship and the country of the document you are traveling with. Go to the home page and select The Country Of Travel and the type of document you will be traveling with. Then the information will come out on how many days you have the right to stay in Turkey.