What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Turkey?

  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Turkey.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Turkey:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies- especially for those who will outdoors for longer time.


Other health risks: Malaria, H1N1 and Dehydration.

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Turkey?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Modern Medical facilities are available with the good quality of medicines.
  • In some cased may be serious condition or diseases may not be cured.
  • In the situation of any emergency or illness, cash payments may be required

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Turkey and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Turkey.

Health tips while travelling to Turkey:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Turkey. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Turkey.

Also Read: Customs followed in Turkey

Last update on February 2, 12:21 pm by Nidhi S.