The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that for those certain nationalities entering Turkey for business or tourism in which the visa-on-arrival program applies, a new electronic visa system will be implemented. After the traveler submits the required information, the electronic authorization will be processed within only a few minutes. It should be remembered that applicants will still have to apply for a visitor visa at the Turkish consulate within their country. The visa-on-arrival program will officially no longer exist as of April 10, 2014. Additional reforms announced include a special 3-day visa exemption for tourists who arrive at a sea port. It is still uncertain if the issuance of a 15-day visa-on-arrival in exceptional circumstances will be eliminated, or if it will only become more limited in its issuance.
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