Announcement On The Compulsory Health Insurance For The Foreigners Who Will Apply For Short-term Visa To Turkey

Guanco Başkonsolosluğu 04.01.2017

According to the Article 15 of the Law on Foreigners and International Protection, No. 6458, it is compulsory for the foreigners, who will apply for short term visa to Turkey, to have a valid health insurance for the duration of their travel.

The compulsory insurance must include;

-medical treatment guarantee for sudden sickness (minimum guarantee limit of 30.000 Euro)

-travel or transfer of the insured to the closest medical facility where treatment can be provided,

-transfer of the insured to his/her residence after hospitalization

-transfer of the corpse of the insured in case of death.

The visa fee must be paid in advance during the application. In case the visa is not granted, the visa fee will not be refunded.


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