Turkish visa for British citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Turkey tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding British 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 United Kingdom, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Turkey nearest your place of residence.

  • London: The Embassy of Turkey in London, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 53 minutes)
  • Edinburgh: The Consulate General of Turkey in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 53 minutes)
  • London: The Consulate General of Turkey in London, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now. Open in 2 hours 53 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (United Kingdom) estimated Change (%)
2008 2,485,202 N/A
2009 2,613,305 5.15%
2010 2,613,305 0.00%
2011 2,664,546 1.96%
2012 2,485,202 -6.73%
2013 2,459,581 -1.03%
2014 2,664,546 8.33%
2015 2,512,139 -5.72%
2016 1,711,481 -31.87%
2017 1,658,715 -3.08%
2018 2,254,871 35.94%
2019 2,562,064 13.62%

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

Turkey & United Kingdom comparison

Turkey's area is approximately 769,630 km2 (297,155 sq mi), while the area of United Kingdom is approximately 241,930 km2 (93,409 sq mi). This means United Kingdom is 3.18 times smaller than Turkey.

As of June 2021, Turkey's population is ~127.7 million people - 42,818,534 more people than the population of United Kingdom.

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

Turkey United Kingdom Difference
Population (est 2021) 127,659,308 84,840,774 42.8 million more people live in Turkey than United Kingdom
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 235 222 Turkey has 13 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with United Kingdom.
Travel freedom (2021) 68 139 Turkey passport holders visit 71 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 286 348 Turkish hosts 62 fewer foreign missions than United Kingdom.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from United Kingdom travel to Turkey in one year?

The number of visitors from United Kingdom visiting Turkey in 2019 was approximately 2,562,064.

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