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Dalaman Airport (nearest airport for holidays to Kalkan)

 

Dalaman is the closest airport to Kalkan at approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes' drive. You can also fly into Antalya Airport, but the journey to Kalkan is longer at around 3 hours.

Dalaman airport, otherwise known as "Mugla Airport", is located 5km south of Dalaman on the south west coast of Turkey. Dalaman has 2 terminals; the modern international terminal which was opened in 2018 and a domestic terminal which is the old international terminal now used for domestic flights only. If you have a connecting flight via Istanbul, you would fly into the domestic terminal at Dalaman. Non-stop flights from the UK will fly into the international terminal.

Facilities at the airport include; 16 cafes/restaurants, Duty free, shops, a bank, 2 currency exchange facilities, a premium/business lounge, and Wi-Fi internet access. Amongst these many restaurants is Burger King, Pizza Hut and McDonalds. We recommend that on your return flight to the UK, you bring food with you as the prices at the cafes/restaurants are very high.

There is a restriction on liquids contained in hand luggage, just as there is departing UK airports.

 

Airlines flying into Dalaman from the UK

 

  • British Airways fly from London Gatwick.

  • EasyJet fly from; London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester.

  • Thomas Cook fly from; London Gatwick, London Stansted, Belfast, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and East Midlands.

  • TUI fly from; London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Norwich, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham, East Midlands, Doncaster, Newcastle, Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Jet2 fly from; London Stansted, Edinburgh, Belffast, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchesterm Birmingham and Newcastle.

  • Pegasus fly from London Gatwick and Manchester

  • Non-direct airlines include; Turkish Airlines, British Airways and Pegasus Airlines. Flights are typically via Istanbul, so if you fancy a short trip to Istanbul before journeying to Kalkan, you can book an internal flight from Istanbul to Dalaman with these airlines.

  • There are direct flights to Dalaman from the following UK airports:  Manchester; London Gatwick; London Stansted; Luton; Newcastle; Birmingham; Glasgow; Bristol; Leeds Bradford; East Midlands; Belfast; Cardiff; Norwich; Edinburgh; Liverpool; Aberdeen; Doncaster and Bournemouth.

 

Istanbul Airports

 

There are two international airports in Istanbul - Sabiha Gökçen International Airport on the Asian side of the city and Atatürk Airport on the European side.

Atatürk Airport processes the largest number of passengers in Turkey and is 15 miles (24 km) west of the city centre, which is about half an hour's drive. Terminal 1 is for domestic flights within Turkey and Terminal 2 is for international flights. Starbucks, Burger King and Café Nero are just some of the cafés/restaurants on offer, in addition to duty free shops, a number of airport lounges, currency exchange facilities, ATMs, a post office and a spa and beauty centre.

The following airlines operate between the UK and Istanbul Atatürk Airport:

  • Pegasus Airlines (London-Gatwick, London-Stansted)

  • Turkish Airlines (Birmingham, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Manchester)

  • British Airways (London-Heathrow)

  • AtlasJet (London-Luton)

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is 22 miles (35 km) southeast of central Istanbul - around a 50 minute drive - and has one terminal for both international and domestic flights. The facilities at the airport include cafés/restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King and Starbucks, as well as a number of duty free shops, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, airport lounges, a post office and a hairdresser.

The following airlines operate between the UK and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport:

  • Pegasus Airlines (London-Gatwick, London-Stansted)

  • Turkish Airlines (London-Gatwick)

TOURIST VISA

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.
The authorities in the country or territory you’re travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you’re unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.


Coronavirus


The Turkish authorities have introduced new measures in relation to coronavirus, including some restrictions on entry for travellers with recent travel history in certain countries. See under Health below or on the link provided for up to date information :   https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements


Visas


British Citizens travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes can travel without a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.


If you hold a different type of British nationality (eg BN(O), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person or British Subject), check visa requirements with the Turkish Consulate General before you travel. These types of passport are classed as ‘UK Special Passports’ in the Turkish e-Visa system. You’ll need to apply for a visa from the Turkish Consulate General before you travel.


If you plan to remain in Turkey for a period of more than 90 days, you should either apply for a longer stay visa before you travel, or get a residence permit from the local authorities in Turkey before your 90 day stay has elapsed. If you intend to work in Turkey, ensure you have the correct permits. More information is available from the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. If you don’t abide by the terms of your visa or permit, you may be fined, deported and banned from re-entering the country.


If you’re entering Turkey via a land border crossing, make sure your passport has a dated entry stamp before you leave the border crossing area.


Passport validity


The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. You can find more detail and clarification about the requirements for entry into Turkey on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Travelling with children


If you are leaving Turkey with a child who is a dual British-Turkish national, you may be asked to show the Turkish immigration authorities evidence that the Turkish parent has given permission for the child to travel.


UK Emergency Travel Documents


UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETD) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Turkey within the dates printed on the document. ETDs should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey.
 

Health


At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.


General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.


The use or possession of some common prescription and over-the-counter medicines is controlled in Turkey. For more information on controlled medicines and the relevant documentation required, contact the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate before you travel. See this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines.


While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

 

Coronavirus


There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, some other countries in the region and elsewhere.


The Turkish authorities have introduced a number of precautionary measures. All international passengers are being screened with a thermal camera. Those displaying signs of a temperature will then be referred to a medical adviser. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.


The Turkish Ministry of Health have confirmed that passengers without Turkish residency permits will not be permitted to enter Turkey within 14 days of a visit to China, South Korea, Iran, Iraq or Italy. If a passenger has a residency permit, they may be allowed to enter Turkey but they will be tested on arrival for COVID-19. A positive test will lead to the passenger going straight to the quarantine facility. A negative test will lead to mobility restrictions – either self-isolation or full quarantine for 14 days. You should carry additional supplies of necessary medication in carry-on luggage.


All passenger flights to and from Italy, Iraq, South Korea, Iran and China from Turkey have been cancelled due to coronavirus outbreaks in those countries. Land crossings with Iran and Iraq have also been closed.


Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans. Delays at airports are possible.


Further information on coronavirus, including advice on preparing for foreign travel and helping reduce the spread of the virus, is available from Public Health England and on the TravelHealthPro website.


Medical treatment


If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.


PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements
Up dated  11.03.2020 

Visa requirements for tourists from outside the UK

Tourists visit Turkey from all over the world, and there are different visa requirements for different countries, so residents from outside the UK will need to check their individual visa requirements before they travel.

Citizens of the following countries do not need to purchase a Visa to enter Turkey:

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Holland

  • Iceland

  • Israel

  • Japan

  • New Zealand

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland.

You can find out more information and check for up to date requirements from the following website;

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

IF REQUIRED PLEASE INSURE YOU HAVE A PRINTED HARD COPY OF YOUR E-VISA AS THIS MAY BE REQUIRED TO BOARD YOUR FLIGHT TO TURKEY.