Passport And Visa

You must have hold a valid passport to enter Turkey. Your passport should be valid for more than six months from the date of return.

If you have a Singapore or Malaysia passport, you can stay in Turkey for up to 3 months without a visa.

Please keep your passport with you at all times. Do not pack it into your luggage. You are also advised to hold on to your own passport only while on the tour.

Travel Insurance

You are advised to take up a comprehensive travel insurance policy to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances, such as flight delays, loss of luggage, illness, and hospitalisation.

Medication And Others

If you are on medication, please bring enough medicine to last the whole trip.

It may not be convenient to replenish your medicine while on the tour, or the medicine you require may not be available in Turkey.

Do carry an extra pair of spectacles or contact lenses as well.


Please be punctual while on the tour. Waiting for latecomers can be frustrating for fellow tour members and disruptive to the itinerary.

At The Airport

Check In

Please assemble at the stipulated airline check-in row at the airport two hours before departure. Do check that you are at the correct terminal and check-in row.

You are advised to punctual as latecomers may delay the tour group's departure.


Please ensure that your luggage is properly locked. Write your name and contact details clearly on the stickers to be attach to your luggage.

Baggage Allowance

Check In Luggage

You are allowed a maximum of 20kg of check in luggage.

Hand Carry Luggage

You are allowed only one piece of hand-carry luggage weighing not more than 7kg and not exceeding a total of 115cm or 46 inches (length + breadth + height, including protrusions).

To avoid security problems, please do not pack any sharp object in your hand-carry luaggage.

Customs Allowance

  • You are allowed to bring the following, free from duty, into Turkey if you are above 18 years old :-
  • Tobacco - 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars
  • Alcohol - 5 (1,000ml) bottles of alcohol
  • Valuables - Valuable personal items must be registered with the owner's passport upon entering Turkey for control by the government upon exit.
  • You are advised to keep receipts of your purchases, especially for items such as old carpets, as proof that they have been bought with legally exchanged currency.
  • Please note that Turkey is extremely strict with the export of antiques (including imitations and fake antiques) without authorisation.

  • Currency And Exchange Control

    The currency unit of Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL). Coins are available in denominations of 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000 and 10,000.

    Bank notes are issued in denominations of 50,000, 1,000,000, 5,000,000, 10,000,000 and 20,000,000.

    There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that may be brought into Turkey.

    Singapore Dollars Not Widely Accepted. Bring US Dollars

    Singapore dollars are neither widely accepted nor easily exchangeable in Turkey. You are advised to bring US dollars or Euros and convert to Turkish liras there.

    You can exchange for liras when you arrive at the airport in Turkey.

    Major Credit Cards Accepted, Credit Card Guide in Turkey

    Major credit cards and travellers' cheques are widely accepted in hotels, shops and expensive restaurants in cities and resorts but rarely in small shops and restaurants in small villages.

    Languages Used In Turkey

    English, French, and German are widely spoken in hotels, restaurants, and shops in cities and resorts. However, most locals in villages or remote areas speak only Turkish.

    Time Difference Between Turkey and Singapore

    Turkey is six hours behind Singapore from mid October to mid March (autumn and winter) and five hours behind Singapore from mid March to mid October (spring and summer)

    Temperatures In Turkey, Turkey Temperature Guide

    Season Months Temperature
    Spring Mar - May 11°C - 24°C
    Summer Jun - Aug 18°C - 28°C
    Autumn Sep - Nov 9°C - 16°C
    Winter Dec - Feb 5°C - 14°C

    Clothing Guide In Turkey, What clothes to wear for travel to Turkey?

    Please bring appropriate clothing for the various seasons.

    Turkey Map, Map of Turkey

    Turkey Map

    What clothes to wear during Summer in Turkey?

    Light cotton clothing for day and light jackets/ sweaters for evening

    What clothes to wear during Winter/Spring in Turkey?

    Warm clothing, heaven woollen coats, and gloves. Always wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Islam is the main religion in Turkey. You are advised to dress modestly, especially when you visit mosques and other religious sites.

    Women should wear headscarves when visiting mosques.

    Please bring your swimming gear (even in winter), as some hotels have indoor pools and heated Turkish baths, and a torchlight for underground city tours.

    Turkey Electricity Guide

    Electricity is generally supplied at 220 volts. In a small area of Istanbul, however, it is supplied at 110 volts. Two pin round sockets are normally used in hotels.

    You will have to use an adapter if your electrical appliance has a square pin plug.

    Water Guide in Turkey, Can Drink From Tap Water in Turkey?

    You are advised to drink ONLY bottled or boiled water in Turkey. Tap water are not drinkable in Turkey.

    Phone Calls, Telephone Guide in Turkey

    The International Direct Dialling (IDD) code to call Singapore from Turkey is 001 65.

    Hot Air Balloon At Cappadocia

    Hot Air Balloon Cappadocia

    Recommended Optional Tours In Turkey

    Hot Air Balloon In Cappadocia

    Experience a panoramic view over the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia and enjoy a Champagne after the flight. It's an experience not to be missed if you travel to Turkey. This tour will approximately costs about USD$220 per adult.

    Turkish Bath In Cappadocia

    A traditional Turkish therapy to relax and rejuvenate. This will costs about USD$45 per adult.

    Bosphorus Cruises And Ortakoy And Spice Bazaar In Istanbul Tour

    Take a 1 hour cruise between Asia and Europe and view one of the most beautiful straits in the world.

    Explore the interesting cafe and shops at Ortakoy along the Bosphorus and shop for some local delicacies at Spice Bazaar.

    This tour will costs around USD$55 per adult.



    Turkey, The Ideal Destination For Congress Travel

    Turkey is an ideal destination for Congress and Incentive Travel with a wide range of accommodation and congress facilities where you can find meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology and everything necessary to meet perfectly the needs of different sorts and sizes of productive gatherings.

    All meetings can be comfortably and pleasurably arranged in Turkey's delightful resorts.

    The Holiday Paradise of Turkey is a meeting place for business and pleasure where history, culture and extraordinary natural beauty complement each other.

    Five Star Hotels, Holiday Villages, Boutique Hotels And Congress Centres

    In these resorts can be found four and five star hotels, holiday villages, boutique hotels and fully equipped congress centres that all boast the highest standards plus friendly professional service and traditional Turkish hospitality.

    Wonderful hotels and restaurants, thoughtfully restored, offer the opportunity to try local dishes including the unique richness and authentic tastes of Turkish-Ottoman cuisine plus Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.

    To all of this should be added a wonderful climate, non stop entertainment and interesting excursions.

    Belek, Antalya

    Belek Antalya

    Coastal Resorts In Turkey, Beautiful Sandy Beaches, Booming Tourist Industry

    Turkey has a superb geographical location where Europe meets Asia, and is surrounded by sea and the best of nature's beauty.

    It is an all-season meeting place that boats coastal resorts, sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and a great variety of natural resources which have great potential for alternative tourism.

    Cultural Wealth

    It also has an outstanding cultural wealth for those travellers who want to see something more exotic or discover new cultures different from anything else in the world.

    Flights To Turkey, Turkish Airlines

    Because of its proximity to Europe and the convenience of flights to Turkey with Turkish Airlines, amongst others, to large cities in the United States, Middle East and Asia, Turkey has become the country of choice for meetings, congresses, conferences, exhibitions and fairs.

    Important Turkey Destinations For Congress Travel

    Our most important destinations in terms of Congress Travel are :- Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Cappadocia, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, and Marmaris.

    International Important Events In Turkey

    Amongst the internationally important events that took place in Turkey in recent years were :-

  • the Geo-Thermal Congress
  • The Universiade
  • NATO Summit
  • Formula One race
  • Champions League Final
  • ITU Telecommunications Conference
  • 17th World Accountants Congress
  • UPAV Belgian Travel Agents Union Committee
  • European Oncology Union Congress
  • European Guides Union Committee Meeting
  • Situated on the doorstep of the world Turkey offers large organisations a comprehensive professionalism plus dynamic and exciting new opportunities.

    You can find a list of the future events in the book "Congress Diary" and at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism website.

    Ancient Turkey - Travel Guide

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