Visa in Turkey

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cincinnati, ohio,usa
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Do Americans need a visa for Turkey? If so, is a group visa included with the ship's tours?
Melbourne, Australia
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Joined Sep 2002
Our TA could be wrong and also it could be different as we are Aussies, but she told me that you get the visa when you arrive and it will cost us $20US each. We are prepared but if we do not need it, it will be a bonus.

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cincinnati, ohio,usa
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Thanks guys, our trip is not until next June, but it's never too early to start planning.
Apple Valley, CA
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From the Turkish embassy web site:

Passengers in transit through Turkey who do not leave their port of transit do not require visas.
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