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-Travel to Turkey-
-Regulations on entry, stay
and residence for PLHIV-

Restriction categories relative to Turkey;

Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations

No restrictions for PLHIV. No HIV testing on entry.

Residence regulations

No restrictions for PLHIV individuals during residence application.

Additional information

Before marriage, state office of marriage only asks for consent of HIV negatif partner. No restriction for marriage at all.

CoV Pandemic Specific Travel Restriction (May 1, 2020)

Currently, travel to Turkey or to abroad out from Turkey is not allowed regarding the novel CoV pandemic.

Regarding the calendar of normalization process declared by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey,

there will be 4 phases for normalization and in the 2nd phase starting from June 1,

it is planned to allow international mobilization.

This information will be updated regarding the local official announcements.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

-HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Turkey-

There are no restrictions for people living with HIV (PLHIV)

There are no specific legal regulations concerning PLHIV. 

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country.
Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to  
specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control,
deportation or expulsion of those concerned


-HIV treatment information for Turkey-

Foreigners have to pay for medication and hospital expenses in Turkey unless they have a Turkish social security registration. However, emergency treatment is free for general health situations, but not for HIV related treatment.

Currently almost all the anti-retroviral drugs are available in Turkey.
One can buy all medications in a pharmacy without prescription. 

The following hospitals admit and treat patients with HIV but these are not the only clinics for HIV treatment. Some of these hospitals are
State University Clinics, others are regular State hospitals. In every city, there is at least one Medicine Research and Education Clinic so
called “Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi” in Turkish where you can take HIV treatment.



Here are some information about hospitals in İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir.
You can reach us by our #OnlineHIVCounselling service for more information



Marmara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi
Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
Marmara Üniversitesi
Göztepe Kampüsü
34722 Istanbul
Phone: 0 216 327 4142


Istanbul Üniversitesi Istanbul Tip Fakültesi
Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
I. Ü. Istanbul Tip Fakültesi
34390 Çapa, Istanbul
Phone: 0212 414 2000


SB. Sisli Etfal Egitim ve Arastirma
Hastanesi Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
Sisli Etfal Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
34377 Sisli, Istanbul
Phone: 0212 231 2209

SB. Haseki Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari KlinigiAdnan Adivar Cad. PK34096 Haseki, Istanbul
Phone: 0212 529 4400


Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi
Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Merkez Kampüsü
Sihhiye /Ankara
Phone: 0 312 305 1296


Ankara Numune Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
Enfeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
Sihhiye /Ankara
Phone: 0 312 310 3030


Ege Tip Fakültesi
Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
Ege Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi Hastanesi
Bornova, Izmir
Phone: 0232 444 1343


Izmir Atatürk Egitim ve Araştirma Hastanesi
Atatürk Eğitim ve Arastırma Hastanesi
Basin Sitesi
35360 Izmir
Phone: 0232 244 4444

-Do you have questions?-

If you need more information or have any questions about travel to Turkey
Red Ribbon Istanbul's team will be happy to answer them!

Click here for our #onlinehivcounselling service


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