Turkey lifts visa requirement for Polish tourists

Aksoy said that the decision increases Turkey's tourist potential and also develops trade, economic and cultural relations. Antoine Taveneaux/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

From March 2, the citizens of five European countries, including Poland, will no longer need a visa for tourist travel to Turkey, the Turkish Foreign Ministry's press spokesman, Hami Aksoy, announced in a Thursday communique.

Apart from Poles, the visa requirement is being waived for Austrians, Belgians, the Dutch and Spanish. European tourists will be able to stay in Turkey for up to 90 days in a six-month period.

Aksoy added that the decision increases Turkey's tourist potential and also develops trade, economic and cultural relations.

According to the Polish Chamber of Tourism, Turkey is in second place in the ranking of Poles' favourite vacation destinations. In first place is Greece.