Turkish visa for French citizens

A visa is NOT required for French passport holders visiting Turkey for a short-term stay: 3 months.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For French citizens to enter Turkey for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 3 months
Evisa Turkey e-visa for French citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Turkey visa on arrival for French citizens Not Available

Turkey tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding French passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Turkey.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Turkey.

If you are looking for Turkey visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from France, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Turkey nearest your place of residence.

  • Paris: The Embassy of Turkey in Paris, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Paris: The Consulate General of Turkey in Paris, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Bordeaux: The Consulate General of Turkey in Bordeaux, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Strasbourg: The Consulate General of Turkey in Strasbourg, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Nantes: The Consulate General of Turkey in Nantes, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Lyon: The Consulate General of Turkey in Lyon, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Marseille: The Consulate General of Turkey in Marseille, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)
  • Strasbourg: The Permanent Representation of Turkey in Strasbourg, France (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 10 minutes)

Turkey visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Turkey diplomatic mission offices to France for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from France traveling to Turkey from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (France) estimated Change (%)
2008 830,313 N/A
2009 804,896 -3.06%
2010 821,841 2.11%
2011 838,786 2.06%
2012 804,896 -4.04%
2013 889,621 10.53%
2014 804,896 -9.52%
2015 847,259 5.26%
2016 555,151 -34.48%
2017 578,524 4.21%
2018 731,379 26.42%
2019 875,957 19.77%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Turkey & France comparison

Turkey's area is approximately 769,630 km2 (297,155 sq mi), while the area of France is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi). This means France is 40.56% smaller than Turkey.

As of June 2021, Turkey's population is ~126.1 million people - 54,343,699 more people than the population of France.

We have highlighted Turkey & France’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Turkey France Difference
Population (est 2021) 126,148,137 71,804,438 54.3 million more people live in Turkey than France
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 235 267 Turkey has 32 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with France.
Travel freedom (2021) 68 143 Turkey passport holders visit 75 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 286 479 Turkish hosts 193 fewer foreign missions than France.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from France travel to Turkey in one year?

The number of visitors from France visiting Turkey in 2019 was approximately 875,957.

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