Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

-Can I withdraw money from ATMs?

Visitors can use their debit cards to withdraw money in Turkish lira, euros and US dollars at Turkish ATMs. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners.

-Can I use my credit cards to shop?
Visitors can use their credit cards and debit cards for all types of purchases. However, it is advisable to take cash with you in case you are going outside the city center or going to smaller towns or villages.

–What is the local currency in Turkey?

The Turkish Lira is the local currency of the Republic of Turkey. Visitors can exchange their cash for Turkish lira at exchange offices and banks.

  • Can I drive in Turkey with my driver’s license?

Foreigners are allowed to drive in Turkey as long as they have their passport, international driver’s license and vehicle registration with them at all times. Turkey is on the right side of the road and the advanced motorway network allows easy access to different corners of the country.

-What sockets are used in Turkey?

European two-pin sockets are widespread in Turkey as everywhere in continental Europe.

  • Do I need to speak Turkish to interact with people during my visit?

English is the most widely spoken foreign language in Turkey. You shouldn’t have a problem meeting people who speak English and who can help you get around all of the major cities, shopping malls, restaurants and resorts.

-Can I use my cell phone in Turkey?

In addition to international GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone, many international GSM operators offer coverage in Turkey. You can ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before traveling to Turkey, or you can simply get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from local operators in Turkey.

  • What are the opening and closing times of museums in Turkey?

All museums in Turkey are closed on Mondays and can be visited on the other days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

–What are the opening times of pharmacies in Turkey?

Pharmacies are open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the country, except on Sundays. However, one pharmacy in each neighborhood is open 24/7 when the others are closed.

–What are the opening times of shopping centers in Turkey?

In Turkey, shopping malls are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering a variety of brands and services.

-What are the opening hours of banks in Turkey?

In Turkey, the banks are open to their customers from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, but are closed on weekends.

  • What is the time zone in Turkey?

The time zone in Turkey at the junction between Asia and Europe is GMT +2.

  • Do I need vaccinations before going to Turkey?

There are no compulsory vaccinations before traveling to Turkey.

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