Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Ankara
Largest City:Istanbul
Currency:Turkish Lira
Currency Code:TRY
Banknote Denominations:5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:5
Additional Information:New notes (as shown) entered circulation on 1st. January 2009. The old style notes ceased to be valid at the end of 2009 but are still redeemable at branches of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey until 31 December 2019

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Thursday 20 February 2020 8:44pm
Entry requirements section (Visas) and summary - updated information to reflect announcement that from 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes will no longer need a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 11 minutes ago)