Finnish citizens do not need a visa to travel to Turkey, if the stay is for less than 90 days.


The currency of Turkey is the Turkish lira.

The notes in use are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL. Large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants also accept US dollars and euros.  It is, however, recommended to carry Turkish liras as well.

Cash machines

Turkish liras, euros and US dollars can be withdrawn from cash machines in Turkey. Most cash machines operate also in English.

Embassy of Finland in Turkey

The Embassy of Finland in Turkey is located in Ankara.

Contact information

Address:  Embassy of Finland
P.K. 22
06692 Kavaklidere

Phone number:  +90-312-457 44 00 (central office)
+90-312-457 44 44 (visa and consul matters)

Office hours:
Mon-Thu 8.30–16.30
Fri 8.30–15.15

Customer service:
Mon 9.00–12.00 and  13:00–15:30
Tue 10:00–12:00  (visa matters).

Customer service is closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as on Finnish and Turkish holidays.

Embassy on-call number for emergency situations (does not include matters concerning entry permits) outside office hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays:

1.6.-31.8. +90-532-213 9727

1.9.-31.5. The Finnish Embassy in Helsinki, +358-9-160 55551


Finnish people do not need vaccinations when travelling to Turkey.

Driving a car in Turkey

Foreigners can drive a car in Turkey, if they can produce a passport, an international driving license and a permit for the vehicle. Turkey has right-hand traffic.

Time zone

The time zone in Turkey is GMT +2.