Abta issues warning over Turkey e-visas

Abta issues warning over Turkey e-visas

Holidaymakers may be refused entry to Turkey if they are not aware of new online visa rules, Abta warned today.

Visa-on-arrival arrangements are being abolished from April 10 and replaced by an e-visa application process. The cost of the e-visa is $20.

Travellers will be required to purchase their entry visa via the Turkish government website evisa.gov.tr prior to travel from April 11.

An Abta spokesman said: “We have already informed our members about the need for consumers travelling to Turkey to apply online for a visa for travel after 10/4/14 and we will be reminding them again this week.

“Turkey is an extremely important destination for our members and we are concerned that consumers, particularly those who have not booked through Abta members, may not be aware of the new requirement and may as a consequence be refused entry to Turkey.”

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