Will you need a visa to visit or
vacation in Turkey? US citizens must have a visa to enter Turkey. These
visas are valid for three months.
These can be obtained upon entry
into Turkey at the customs office or prior to your departure from one of
the five Turkish Consulates in the USA. Any business visa must be issued,
however, prior to departure to Turkey by a Turkish consular office.
If you plan to vacation for an extended period in
Turkey, doing research, study, or for employment your visa must be
obtained in advance. Non- US
citizens must apply for tourist or business visas “before” traveling to
Turkey. You can check with www.mfa.gov.tr for further info.
If you are arriving by cruise ship, to one of the major ports: Istanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, Cesme, Antalya and Marmaris, it will be easy to obtain a visa at the customs entry point. If you are looking for a complete list of cruise lines sailing to turkey just contact the Turkish Government Tourism Office in Washington DC.