Travel Insurance Turkey

Happy family wearing sunglasses sharing an inflatable ring in a holiday swimming pool

As of 22 March 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:

  • areas within 10km of the border with Syria, except the city of Kilis

The FCDO also advises against all but essential travel to:

  • all other areas of Sirnak, Kilis (including Kilis city) and Hatay provinces
  • the provinces of Diyarbakir, Tunceli and Hakkari


With its iconic baths, beautiful beaches and bustling cities, it is clear to see why Turkey continues to be a popular holiday destination for tourists all over the world.

Having quality travel insurance for your trip to Turkey means you can relax knowing you are completely covered should something unforeseen occur, such as lost luggage.




Is travel insurance mandatory for Turkey?

Travel insurance for Turkey is not mandatory, however, it is strongly recommended.

You never know what might happen on holiday, if you suffer an injury or become unwell, travel insurance will help cover the costs of medical bills.  

Travel insurance will also protect you against other eventualities, such as flight cancellations, lost luggage and cash theft.




Will I need a visa to visit Turkey?

Yes, if you are a British citizen and will be travelling using a British passport, you will need a visa to enter Turkey. You will need to apply for an eVisa online at least 48 hours before travel.




Is Turkey covered under European travel insurance?

Even though Turkey is not in the European Union and although most of the country is classed as Asia, Asda travel insurance, and others, include Turkey under their Europe (plus Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Russia and Ukraine) cover.

However, it is always recommended you check with your provider, as some insurance companies include Turkey under their Worldwide (excluding USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) cover.

What travel insurance do I need for Turkey?

The type of travel insurance you need for your Turkey holiday will vary depending on the activities you will be undertaking and the level of cover you require.

Each type of insurance policy will provide varying levels of cover for unexpected medical costs, cancellations, and lost luggage.  Some activities, such as water skiing and snorkelling will be included on a standard insurance policy, whereas more extreme sports, such as sea kayaking and high diving, may require additional cover.

 To work out the level of cover you need, it is recommended you calculate the value of your holiday and how much you would need to cover the costs of unforeseen events such as cancellations and medical bills.




How much is travel insurance to Turkey? 

The amount you pay for travel insurance for travelling to Turkey from the UK will depend on the type of policy you need, the level of cover you choose and any pre-existing medical conditions you may have.

If Turkey will be your only holiday this year, you could keep your costs down by choosing single-trip travel insurance, however, if you are planning several trips this year, annual multi-trip cover may be cheaper.

If you are going on a family holiday, Asda Money can provide you with cheap family travel insurance to Turkey, where up to three kids can go free.

Asda Money provides three levels of cover for you to choose from at a budget to suit you. Each type of cover will give you different amounts you can claim for each incident. For example, Asda’s Value cover will pay up to £20 million for medical expenses, £1000 for lost luggage and up to £1000 per person if you need to cancel or cut your trip short. Asda’s Superior cover offers unlimited protection for medical costs, £2000 for lost luggage and up to £5000 for cancelling or cutting short your holiday.




Does Asda travel insurance cover Turkey? 

Yes, Asda Money can provide you with cheap travel insurance from the UK to Turkey, covered under the Europe (plus Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Russia and Ukraine) cover.


If you are looking for cheap travel insurance to Turkey, Asda can help. Asda travel insurance provides comprehensive levels of cover at a cost to suit any budget. Buy travel insurance for Turkey today.