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Richard W

Visa question

by Richard W »

We will be cruising to Ephesus and Istanbul. Do we need a visa for these stops? Celebrity has not mentioned anything. Thank  you.


RE: Visa question

by PHeymont »

 If you will be ashore for 72 hours or less, you won't need a visa. The clip below is from the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (


Question: I am taking a Mediterranean boat cruise with my family. Our ship will also visit Ku?adas?. Do we need visas to enter Turkey?


Answer: Foreigners who are travelling to Turkey by cruises are allowed to enter Turkey without visa for a maximum period of 72 hours, with the permission given by the local security authorities.