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Turkey cancels visa requirement for North Americans

Istanbul, Süleymaniye Mosque (© GoTürkiye)

Türkiye now joins every country in Western Europe as being visa-free.

NEW YORK – Americans vacationing in Türkiye no longer require a visa to visit what has become one of America’s favorite overseas travel destinations. 2023 was the best year ever for American tourism to Türkiye, and with the cancellation of the visa requirement, 2024 is expected to be even bigger.

Until December 31, 2023, Americans (and Canadians) needed to apply in advance for an E-Visa.

Istanbul is the largest city in Europe and a must for international travelers, with its wealth of cultural, historic and gastronomic attractions. Americans visiting Türkiye also make a beeline for the sophisticated resorts on the Mediterranean; Ankara, the country’s capital; the multitude of ancient sites throughout Asia Minor; and the unique landscapes of Cappadocia and the Anatolian Black Sea coast.