Here you will find important tips and useful information for Turkey.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in euro (EUR)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
New Turkish lira TRY
Currency exchange rate
TRY 100 = ~ CHF 5.23 ; CHF 1 = ~ TRY 19.07 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Please see «Banknotes» below for important information
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
In tourist regions you can also use cash in euros when paying.
Swiss driver's license and vehicle registration accepted.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Carta verde internazionale raccomandata con indicazione 'Turchia' obbligatoria.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
English, German and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimal risk of malaria in the Cukurova and Amikova plain as well as in the Southeast of Anatolia, outside of the touristic areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
ID card or Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival for stays up to 3 months.
Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof.
Ankara, Atatürk Bulvari 247, P.K. 25, 06 692 Kavaklidere
Tel. +90 312 457 31 00
8.30 - 12.00 h and 13.30 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Turkey is a predominantly Moslem country.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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