Limits: There is no limit on the amount of foreign currency that may be brought into Turkey, but not more than 5,000 worth of Turkish currency may be brought into or taken out of the country.
Exchange slips: The exchange slips for the conversion of foreign currency into Turkish lira should be kept, since you may be required to show these when reconverting your Turkish lira back into foreign currency & when taking souvenirs out of the country (to prove that they have been purchased with legally exchanged foreign currency).
On Entry: The following items may be brought into the country duty free personal effects of the tourist. Valuable items & all items with a value of over 15,000 Euro must be registered in the owner’s passport upon entering Turkey, for control upon exit. Antiques brought into the country must be registered in the owner’s passport to avoid difficulties on exit. Sharp instruments (including camping knives) & weapons may not be brought into the country without special permission. The bringing into the country, trade & consumption of marijuana & all other narcotics is strictly forbidden & subject to heavy punishment. Gifts, not exceeding 500 Euro in value & not for trading purposes, may be brought into the country duty free. In addition, gifts not exceeding 500 Euro in value may be posted to Turkey duty free, if the date stamped by the sending post office falls one month before, or one month after the following holidays: Seker Bayrami, Kurban Bayrami, Christmas & New Year’s. More info Mersin Escort
Note: Cellular Telephones entering the country must be accompanied by a certification form showing ownership. Ownership must be documented in the passport of the owner & will be checked on entry & exit. For more information contact the Ministry of Transportation, General Directorate at Tel: (312) 212 35 72 – 212 60 10 (10 lines), Fax: (312) 221 32 26 or write to Ulastirma Bakanligi Telsiz Gn. Md. Emek – Ankara.
On exit: Gifts & souvenirs: for a new carpet, a proof of purchase; for old items, a certificate from a directorate of a museum is necessary. Exporting antiques from Turkey is forbidden. Valuable personal items can only be taken out of the country providing they have been registered in the owner’s passport upon entry, or providing they can show they have been purchased with legally exchanged currency. Minerals may only be exported from the country with a special document obtained from the MTA (General Directorate of Mining Exploration & Research). Etudler Dairesi 06520, Ankara Tel: (312) 287 3430 /1622, Fax: (312) 285 42 71