Are you travelling to Turkey soon? This travel advice provides you with information about the climate, places of interest and health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended, although these are not mandatory. What specific vaccinations you require for your trip to Turkey depends on the duration of your stay in this beautiful country.
The Republic of Turkey is situated on two continents: the main part is in Asia and a small portion is part of Europe. The popular cosmopolitan capital of Istanbul is located exactly on this Eurasian border. Several countries border Turkey, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It is a vast country with several climates: a Mediterranean climate along the coast, a semi-arid climate inland and a temperate continental climate in the eastern part. Turkey is a very popular holiday destination. The country houses a beautiful coastline, spectacular natural scenery and cities that are packed with historical castles and mosques. The people are known to be very friendly and welcoming, and the Turkish cuisine is world famous. In short: Turkey offers all the ingredients for a wonderful trip. Visit the Turkish Riviera with resorts such as Antalya, Alanya and Marmaris; explore rugged Cappadocia or opt for culture in cities such as Izmir and Ankara.
Regardless of what you plan to do whilst in Turkey, always take into account the risk of diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in certain regions. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Turkey vaccinations: the most common risks
Various diseases are prevalent in Turkey to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks in Turkey and read which specific vaccinations you require.