New visa rules in Turkey may adversely affect sailing
Turkey tightens rules for entry and stay in Turkey could adversely affect yachting.
Under the new rules, the validity of the passport staying in the country foreigner must act for at least another 60 days after expiry of visa or residence permit. Service passport control, both on land and at sea will check all entrances and exits.
On the website where you can submit an online application for e-visa to Turkey, said that the passport of a foreign citizen staying in the country must be valid for at least 6 months after the supposed first entry.
Guest multivisa allows to stay in the country a total of 90 days during the 180-day period, and also to make during this time period is a multiple entry. When making a visa are recommended to have passport valid for 240 days after the alleged date of first entry.
Those who wish to travel Turkey longer need to apply for a residence permit for a period of 3 to 12 months
This electronic application system has already been adopted and is mandatory, while the design of the first Turkish visa after completing and submitting electronic questionnaires, you must attend the visa application centre and submit original documents. The visa extension is carried out only through the Internet.
There is a danger that the number of travellers in Turkish waters boaters is significantly reduced in view of the adoption of the new visa rules.