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VISA & PASSPORTS

For which nations visa is not required?

   Up to three months for Germany, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Morocco, Fiji, Finland, France, Granada, South Korea, Iran, Switzerland, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Qatar, Kenya, Kuwait, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Norway, Oman, St. Lucia, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Trinidad, Tobago, Tunisia, Vatican City, New Zealand, Greece, Ecuador, Sweden a tourist visa is not required. These nations can enter Turkey only with a valid passport.

Up to two months for Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia, Romania a tourist visa is not required. These nations can enter Turkey only with a valid passport.

Up to one month for Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Stan, Turkmenistan, Republic of South Africa a tourist visa is not required. These nations can enter Turkey only with a valid passport.

For which nations visa is required?

   Up to three months Nationals of Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, Holland, Ireland, Moldova , Spain, Italy, Israel, Portugal Yugoslavia, can obtain a sticker visa at the border.
Up to one month Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except, Kazakhistan, Kyrgyzistan and Turkmenistan), Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia can obtain a sticker visa at border gates.

For the United States of America a visa is required. It could be obtained from Turkish Consulate General Offices at the port of entry into Turkey for some amount of money.
Nationals of Guatemala can obtain a visa for up to 15 days at the border.
Nationals of Jordan, can obtain a visa at most for 30 days.
Nationals of Indonesia can enter the country for two months by obtaining a visa at no charge at the border.
Nationals of all other countries require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

Consulates in Izmir

Austria (90)-232-4415856
Belgium (90)-232-4837073
Denmark (90)-232-4895401
Finland (90)-232-2598845
Germany (90)-232-4216995
United Kingdom (90)-232-4635151
Italy (90)-232-4636676
Netherlands (90)-232-4210542 
USA (90)-232-4213643

USEFUL INFO

HOSPITALS: Well-equipped official & private hospitals and regional clinics serve all patients during the week. Also, some hotels have their own medical services. For emergency medical assistance and ambulance, you may dial 6141026 (in Kusadasi), to the official hospital.

PHARMACIES: Expressed eczane in Turkish, pharmacies are open between 9:00 am and 21:30 pm during the week - except Sundays. Every night and every Sunday, one pharmacy is on duty.

COMMUNICATIONS: Turkish post offices are clearly recognized by their yellow PTT signs. Automatic phone calls, mailing, stamps and phone cards are available in the post office of Kusadasi, open between 8:00 am and 24:00pm. PTT telephone cards are the most economic way to phone in Turkey. While making an international call from Kusadasi, dial 00 (country code) (area code) (7 digit tel. number) and 0 (area code) (7 digit tel. number) for an interstate call in Turkey.

ELECTRICITY: The electricity is 220 volts AC, all over Turkey. Plugs and sockets suit with the standards of European countries, but not the same as in Britain and the US. It is advised for British and American visitors to bring plug adapters for electrical appliances.

OPENING TIMES: The governmental offices are open between 8:30-12:30 and 13:30-17:30 during the week, except Saturday and Sunday. The banks in Kusadasi are open between 8:30-12:30 and 13:30-17:00, except Saturday and Sunday. The shops are open from early in the morning to late in the evening, everyday of the week.

WATER: Although it is safe to drink, the tap water in Kusadasi does not have a good taste. So, drinking bottled water is more preferable.

WEATHER: Kusadasi has mild climate. Summer starts by the end of April and lasts till the end of October. Even winter has good temperature in Kusadasi. July is the hottest month in Kusadasi-degrees up to 42C. Those who travel around these period are advised to take things for protecting from the sun. 

MONEY & CREDIT CARDS: The monetary unit of Turkey is the Yeni Turkish Lira. 1 Kurus is the smallest, and 100 YTL is the biggest bank-note in Turkey. American Express, Visa, Mastercard are accepted by banks, hotels, restaurants and shops.

TIME DIFFERENCES:  Between April and September GMT + 3 Hours
Between October and march GMT + 2 Hours.

Time differences between Turkey and other countries (The time differences below are listed according to the period of October-March. They may vary according to each country's own time-saving adjustments.)

Argentina -5 Hours
Australia +8 Hours
Austria -1 Hour
Egypt 0
England -2 Hours
France -1 Hour
Germany -1 Hour
Greece 0
Italy -1 Hour
Japan +7 Hour
Netherlands -1 Hour
Saudi Arabia +1 Hour
Sweden -1 Hour
Switzerland -1 Hour
Spain -1 Hour
USA (eastern) -7 Hours
(western) -10 Hours

TRAVEL IN KUSADASI: Minibuses are the most economical means of transportation, expressed "dolmus" in Turkish, both available in and around Kusadasi. The minibus fees change due to the distances. Taxis in Kusadasi are recognized by their yellow colors that are another alternative in affordable prices.

SHOPPING: Although Kusadasi looks like a European town, you will find a lot of things to buy that is typical Turkish such as carpets, leather-made products, silver, jewellery, textile, handmade plates, small gifts like blue-eye, narghile, Turkish Delight, apple tea and more... And also every Friday there is an open air market in the city center where you can find vegetables, fruits, clothing and anything you need. With varied shopping options in Kusadasi, no chance you will have your arms full!

FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:
Many of the foreign newspapers and magazines are found in big cities and touristic villages. Also Turkish Daily News and Daily News are published in English.

FESTIVALS: Gold Pigeon Music Festival is a popular contest for amateur and professional Turkish musicians and interesting with its funny shows and concerts, performed on the last week of June. The interesting Camel Wrestling Festival is performed in Selcuk-20km north of Kusadasi, in January every year. International Izmir Festival is a sophisticated one, attracted by both participants and visitors in June and July. Also, the Feast of Assumption at the House of Virgin Mary is celebrated in August every year.

MEASUREMENT: Metric system is used throughout the country, Kusadasi as well. According to this system;

1 kilometer-----0.621mile 
1 kilo----2.205 lbs 
1 stone----6.35 kilo
1 centimeter----0.39 inch 
1 liter----1.76 pints

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

PS: If you are making an international call, dial +90-256; if you are making an interstate call to Kusadasi, dial 0-256, if you are within the borders of Kusadasi, only dial the phone numbers!!!

Kusadasiguide.com info & help: (90)-256-6131203

Kusadasionline.com info & help: (90)-256-6127244

Hospital & ambulance: (90)-256-6141026

Chamber of Commerce: (90)-256-6125763

Customs: (90)-256-6141077

Passport Police: (90)-256-6141381 

Police: 155 

Traffic Police: 154 

Emergency: 112 

Fire Brigade: 110

Tourism Information: (90)-256-6141103

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