Visas & Passports

Visitors are advised to check what form of identification is required to enter Türkiye with their airline, tour operator or travel agent before traveling. Visitors from some countries may require a visa to enter Türkiye. It is essential to check with your tour operator or travel agent whether your originating country requires a visa. Please ensure that you apply in time to attend the conference. If you are managing your trip individually, you can review the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye; https://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

Insurance

All attendees are advised to arrange appropriate travel insurance. The organizers accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance.

Banks & Currency

  • Turkish Lira (₺) is the currency in use in Türkiye.
  • Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country.
  • Traveler’s cheques are not widely used, but can be cashed at some hotels and banks – please confirm before traveling.
  • In general, Bank opening hours are 10:00-16:00 (Monday-Friday) – opening hours vary by branch and location.

Climate

May weather can be quite changeable, average temperatures range from 13ºC (low) to 23ºC (high). It is recommended that you take a long-sleeved top, an umbrella and a raincoat just in case, especially for the evening hours.

Electricity

For Türkiye, there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins and plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Türkiye operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Shopping

Shopping malls serve between 10:00 and 22:00 every day of the week, and street stores generally between 10:00 and 20:30. Some street shops may be closed one day of the week.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in public areas within including all bars, nightclubs, restaurants and indoors. Designated smoking areas are usually available outside venues.

Tipping

Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants and bars. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise, this is a discretionary item, normally around 10%.