Turkey is one of the top medical destination in the world with its highly skilled, internationally educated doctors and medical staffs, with its high technological medical devices and instruments in healthcare providers, with its internationally accredited hospitals.
In 2015, the number of medical tourist that come to Turkey is around 750,000.
Today, when looking for treatments such as Hair Transplantation, Dental Care, Lasik Eye Surgery or Plastic Surgery, that have a high quality and are affordable at the same time, Turkey appears as the top destination.
Visitors can easily apply for a tourist visa in just a few steps at www.evisa.gov.tr. Or upon their arrival to the airport, they can have their visa from the Visa Desk. Visa length cannot exceed 90 days.
The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish lira. The Turkish Lira is divided into subunits called kuruş. Currencies of foreign countries can be converted into Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks in accordance with the daily exchange rate determined by the Turkish Central Bank.
Euro and USD is also accepted in hotels, stores, restaurants and hospitals that are giving international services.
Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and USD with their debit cards from the ATMs in Turkey. The majority of ATMs offer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.
Many international GSM operators provide coverage in Turkey in addition to local GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone. You may ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before travelling to Turkey or just obtain a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from local operators in Turkey.