Turkish visa for Swiss citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Turkey tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Swiss 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 Switzerland, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Turkey nearest your place of residence.

  • Bern: The Embassy of Turkey in Bern, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 2 minutes)
  • Zurich: The Consulate General of Turkey in Zurich, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 2 minutes)
  • Geneva: The Consulate General of Turkey in Geneva, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 2 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Switzerland) estimated Change (%)
2008 368,927 N/A
2009 391,748 6.19%
2010 365,124 -6.80%
2011 365,124 0.00%
2012 365,124 0.00%
2013 391,748 7.29%
2014 384,141 -1.94%
2015 380,338 -0.99%
2016 215,194 -43.42%
2017 206,479 -4.05%
2018 269,649 30.59%
2019 311,107 15.37%

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

Turkey & Switzerland comparison

Turkey's area is approximately 769,630 km2 (297,155 sq mi), while the area of Switzerland is approximately 39,516 km2 (15,257 sq mi). This means Switzerland is 19.48 times smaller than Turkey.

As of June 2021, Turkey's population is ~127.7 million people - 115,986,713 more people than the population of Switzerland.

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

Turkey Switzerland Difference
Population (est 2021) 127,659,308 11,672,595 116.0 million more people live in Turkey than Switzerland
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 235 146 Turkey has 89 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Switzerland.
Travel freedom (2021) 68 142 Turkey passport holders visit 74 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 286 268 Turkish hosts 18 more foreign missions than Switzerland.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Switzerland visiting Turkey in 2019 was approximately 311,107.

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