Travel to Turkey from Philippines: Requirements, Visa Application, Protocols, Etc.
Turkey is open to travelers, regardless of vaccination status.
by Ina Louise Manto | July 19, 2022
Turkey, now known as the Republic of Türkiye, is the fastest growing destination globally as of writing, according to Google Travel Insights. Istanbul’s mesmerizing mosques and the fairy chimneys and the dreamy hot air balloon experience in Cappadocia – are just some of the world-class destinations that attract millions of tourists to the republic. Now that its travel restrictions have eased, you might want to join fellow revenge travelers in getting the whole Turkish experience. If you’re planning to visit Turkey, here’s everything you need to know when traveling from the Philippines:
Is Turkey open to tourists?
Yes, Turkey is open to tourists.
Who can travel to Turkey from Philippines?
The Republic of Türkiye is open to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status.
Do you need a visa to enter Turkey?
Yes. Filipinos traveling to Turkey need a visa to enter the republic.
Note: According to the Republic of Türkiye’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, only the Nationals of the Philippines holding diplomatic and official/service passports are exempt from the visa requirement, which allows up to 30 days of travel.
How to apply for a Turkish e-Visa
Ordinary Philippine passport holders are required to have a visa to enter Turkey. Individuals may obtain their 30-day single-entry e-visa via the website www.evisa.gov.tr, provided they have a valid Schengen, members of USA, UK, Ireland visa, or residence permit.
What are the requirements?
- A valid Schengen/USA/UK/Ireland visa or residence permit
- A passport or a travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the duration of stay of their visa
These requirements are in accordance with article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no. 6458.
How do I send my application?
Once you have the requirements, you may begin the application process here.
How do I pay for my e-Visa?
The e-Visa fee is in US dollars. Individuals can only make payments by Mastercard, Visa, and UnionPay credit or debit card. Payment must be made within 48 hours. Otherwise, the application will time out.
How do I get a copy of my e-Visa?
After making payment, applicants will receive a link to download the e-Visa via e-mail. It will already be verified at ports of entry but the Ministry advises keeping a soft and/or hard copy of the e-Visa in case of a system failure.
The e-visa is for touristic and trade purposes only. For more information about the Turkey e-visa, visit this FAQ page.
Requirements to travel to Turkey from Philippines
Beginning June 1, 2022, Turkey has already removed its proof of vaccination as an entry requirement. Both vaccinated and vaccinated travelers may enter the republic. As of writing, these are the requirements individuals need to present:
- A valid passport
- An approved e-Visa
Turkey Quarantine Rules
No quarantine is needed when traveling to Turkey.
Current Turkey COVID situation
For more information, don’t forget to bookmark and visit the following pages:
- Information for foreigners
- Turkey e-Visa application
- Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency