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Turkey enforces visa requirements for transit passengers from 10 countries at Istanbul airport

Authorities strongly advise passengers to familiarize themselves with updated visa regulations

In a significant development, Turkey has recently implemented new visa regulations for transit passengers originating from 10 specific countries at Istanbul Airport. The decision aims to enhance border security and streamline the movement of travellers within the country.

Under the revised policy, transit passengers from the designated ten countries will now be required to obtain a valid transit visa before their arrival in Turkey for onward journeys to North America. These countries included in the list were Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela from India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad, Somalia, Cameroon, Mauritania, and Yemen.

Consequently, even passengers transiting through Istanbul Airport will need to secure the appropriate visa in advance, a report said.

The introduction of this visa requirement highlights Turkey’s commitment to fortifying its borders and ensuring a well-regulated transit process for individuals passing through its airports. This measure enables Turkish authorities to exercise tighter control over passenger entry and transit, bolstering overall security measures.

Passengers intending to transit through Istanbul Airport from the affected countries are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the updated visa regulations and initiate the visa application process well ahead of their travel dates. By complying with these new requirements, travelers can ensure a seamless transit experience and minimize the risk of any potential disruptions or inconveniences.

It is crucial for passengers to stay informed about the latest travel advisories and regulations issued by Turkish authorities, ensuring full adherence to visa requirements and facilitating their transit through Istanbul Airport.

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