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Turkey Travel Insurance

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Turkey Travel Insurance

With such amazing history, architecture and culture, not forgetting the amazing Turkish cuisine on offer throughout the region, and sandy white beaches with clear blue seas, Turkey really does have a lot to offer as a holiday destination. Here at Holidaysafe, we offer an award-winning¹ range of travel insurance policies for your trip to Turkey, designed to protect you against unforeseen events.

When purchasing a policy from us you will always enjoy the following benefits:

  • 100 sports and activities covered as standard.
  • Multiple levels of cover available, allowing you to choose the best policy to suit your needs.
  • Cancellation, medical emergencies, personal belongings, repatriation and much more.

Remember to select ‘Worldwide’ to be covered for travel to Turkey.

Top Tips For Travelling To Turkey

We always suggest you check the FCDO’s website in case of any unforeseen events that may occur before travelling.

Our appointed Emergency Medical Assistance Team is open 24/7, always contact them as soon as possible as they can help liaise with hospitals on your behalf.

Please ensure you have the correct visa for travelling to Turkey. The FCDO’s website gives you the best places to purchase this before travel. We would advise doing this as it will save you time and money. If you do forget, you should be able to purchase this at the airport upon landing, but it is usually more money and you will have to queue twice, once to purchase the visa, and again for security to check your passport and visa.

Things to do when visiting Turkey

Turkey generally has good weather the majority of the year, with April, May, September and October being the most pleasant. The summer months are extremely hot, and temperatures can reach between 35-40 degrees. A destination which is rich in amazing weather, culture and architecture, we recommend taking time out to go and see:

  • The Blue Mosque – Istanbul
  • The Apollo Temple – Altinkum
  • Ephesus – Izmir Province
  • Pamukkale – Denizli Province (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Turkey is also known for its amazing cuisine, it’s not all about kebabs, although they are very tasty! With immense flavours that will infuse your pallet, why not try some traditional options such as:

  • Su Böreği – Made from dough and stuffed with cheese and spinach.
  • Meze – Different dishes that you can have a little of each. Great to share!
  • Pide – Known as the ‘Turkish Pizza’ and comes with a variety of toppings.
  • Baklava – A traditional Turkish dessert, and not one to be missed – you can thank us later.
  • Apple Tea – Virtually everywhere you go in Turkey you will be offered this, even in shops! Luckily it is super yummy and you can have it hot or cold.

Key Contact Details and Important Information

In recent years Turkey has been victim to several violent incidents, which led to the FCDO advising against travel to large parts of the country. However, the majority of the ban has now been lifted (for most parts excluding the area bordering Syria), meaning that tourists can safely travel to Turkey once again. It is advised to check the latest FCDO travel advice to find out whether it’s safe to travel to your destination. Remember, you will not be covered under your travel insurance policy if you travel against the FCDO’s guidance.

Coronavirus Advice

Current Status – FCDO Guidance 

Please check the FCDO for the most up to date information regarding travelling to Turkey.

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  • The British Travel Awards' Bronze Place in the 'Best Travel Insurance Provider' Category in 2017
  • Moneywise 'Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider' in 2016
  • Moneyfacts ‘Travel Insurance Provider of the Year' 2014 & 2016
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¹ Holidaysafe has featured in the Which? Best Rate Policy tables since 2010, to view the Best Rate Policy tables for travel insurance online please click here

Holidaysafe has also been voted Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2018 and Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider 2016! Please visit our Awards page for more information

The Which? Best Rate feature applies to Holidaysafe’s Premier cover, based on a 24-day Single Trip policy with Worldwide excluding Mexico cover. The table was last updated on Which?’s website on 30/06/2023.

*Please note, Holidaysafe’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices