Traveling to Turkey

Last updated: 08/11/2021

Turkey Travel Insurance Requirements

As tourism has increased in Turkey, so has the total amount of medical costs for treating visitors. This has parlayed into more medical bills being left unpaid.

Therefore, it is now a requirement for travelers from outside countries to purchase medical travel insurance in order to be granted access into Turkey. The only specific requirement in place is that the policy must cover travelers for their entire trip, from start to finish.

Squaremouth’s Travel Insurance Recommendations

Medical travel insurance benefits are the most important pieces to look for when buying travel insurance for a trip to Turkey. While these benefits are required to gain entry into the country, there is not a set amount that is needed.

However, due to the potential for high medical coverage during an international trip, Squaremouth recommends travelers visiting Turkey buy a policy that meets our recommended medical coverage for international travel. This means travelers should purchase a policy with at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage, and at least $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage.

Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation are separate benefits. Emergency Medical can reimburse travelers for the cost of treatment during their trip, such as hospital fees and physician services. Medical Evacuation can cover the cost of an evacuation to the nearest hospital in the event of an emergency.

In addition to these required benefits, Squaremouth recommends a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes other benefits for the most common travel insurance concerns. Primarily, this includes Trip Cancellation coverage and Medical Evacuation coverage.

For travelers who are concerned about losing their prepaid trip expenses if they need to cancel their trip to Turkey, Squaremouth recommends insuring these costs through the Trip Cancellation benefit. This benefit can reimburse 100% of a traveler’s prepaid and non-refundable trip costs if they need to cancel for a covered reason, such as not being able to travel because they are sick with Covid-19 or another illness.

Travel Trends and Data

Beautiful beaches, luxury resorts, and well-known cities like Istanbul have placed Turkey among the world’s most popular destinations.

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Destination Rank: 31

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.74%

Average Premium: $167.66

Average Trip Cost: $2,523.01

Squaremouth Analytics compares thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre- and post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in the travel insurance industry. For more Turkey travel insurance trend data, please contact one of our travel insurance experts.

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