Turkey is, thanks to the beautiful beaches and numerous hotels, a paradise for tourists. A few tips to health care contribute to your dream vacation.

Recommended Vaccinations

The entry to Turkey is not a problem in terms of health regulations. It is recommended that you discuss the latest six weeks prior to departure with the GP’s personal vaccination. Immunization against the following diseases should be maintained and if necessary, be renewed in time:

Hepatitis A: The vaccine can be made for the duration of the holiday as a single dose a few days before departure. If you want to ensure a longer protection, re-vaccination every six to twelve months will be repeated.

Tetanus / diphtheria: against these two diseases will be immunized as children by four injections. As an adult, you should brush up on the vaccine every ten years.


Polio: Polio is also is normally vaccinated in childhood and provides a refresher for some ten years ago or a trip to risky countries adequate protection.

Typhoid: The vaccine is injected or swallowed and should be administered at least ten days prior to departure. Especially in recent years were again increased cases of typhoid fever in Turkey known.

Malaria: In general, the risk of malaria infection is low and especially in the tourist areas as well as non-existent. Risky are traveling in the border areas with Syria, according to personal judgment here that preventive medication is necessary. It is important in any case, to protect themselves adequately against mosquito bites.

Other countries, other customs

In Turkey, most of the foreign tourists of life is doomed. Other foods, different methods of preparation and a lower standard of hygiene bring the intestinal flora quickly upset and diarrhea is an unpleasant consequence. How strong the person is affected depends very much on the individual from himself. Some tourists consume the food without special care and do not become ill, while others are already suffering from diarrhea in a small indiscretion. The following preventive measures to protect against infection in any case:

¤The drinking of tap water should be avoided, even on ice cubes in drinks should be better without. To brush your teeth, they use water from the bottle.

¤Dangerous for all cold and warm foods, unpasteurized dairy products and fruit that are not can be peeled. Contrast, cooked, cooked and served hot meals are normally harmless.

¤General Note applies to: fish and seafood, salads and ice cream.

In the case of complaints brought against diarrhea medicines, such as charcoal tablets help. If they respond to not have to be visited on-site pharmacy. Often the local drugs work better against the respective infection. If the discomfort does not subside long, also a doctor is necessary.

Further health information

In Turkey, it can be very hot. Especially tourists from more climatically contrasting home countries should protect themselves from the sun accordingly. A pair of sunglasses protects the eyes, a head covering to prevent sunstroke. The skin should be moisturised with a sunscreen with appropriate sun protection factor. Especially at the beginning of the holiday should be a long stay in the direct sun, especially midday to avoid, and go to shady places and over again.Even though they are often still so cute, they avoid all contact with stray dogs or cats. Through the skin in a variety of infections transmitted very quickly, even if the animals appear generally healthy. They should likewise refrain from, pack up a stray animal in the trunk just to go home. If they so fond of a four-legged friends grows, it should definitely be on-site examination by a veterinarian.

Insurance cover

Health insurance is also of great importance abroad to avoid high medical costs in case of emergency. It should be noted that the e-card in Turkey is not worried and are still the holiday health insurance certificate must be in paper form. Workers can obtain the necessary documents to the employer, other persons directly contact the responsible insurance carrier. The exhibition of holiday health insurance certificate is free of charge. In exceptional cases, the holiday health insurance certificate will not be accepted by a Turkish doctor. When the time is there to look for another doctor, one should pay careful attention to each case on an itemized bill and proof of payment. In Austria, some costs will be reimbursed after filing with the insurance company, but often remain high differential amounts. A private health insurance for the holidays can protect yourself. In any case, except for the provisions of clinics and private doctors.