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Countries Traveled Without Passport With Identity

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Visas are one of the biggest obstacles to travel lovers and those who want to explore new places. It is not enough for Turkish citizens, who use the most expensive passport in the world, to have a passport to travel abroad . Although we can travel to 110 countries without a visa with the Turkish passport, which ranks 53rd among the world’s most powerful passports, it is necessary to obtain a visa to travel to many European countries, the USA and Australia.

Fortunately, there are countries where we can only travel with an ID card, without a passport. Countries with a visa-free identity card also offer the opportunity to travel with a lesser budget than other visa-free countries. If you do not have a passport, you can give priority to these countries in your travel plans, where you can only go with your ID. But remember, you need to have a new chipped Turkish Identity Card, not an old identity card.

Countries Traveled Without Passport With Identity

1. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)

‘Cub Vatan’ The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is one of the countries that do not require a passport, where Turkish citizens can travel with their identity cards.

Northern Cyprus , which is mostly visited in the summer with its beaches, five-star hotels and casinos, has a very suitable atmosphere to explore outside of the summer period with its mild weather all year round. The capital Nicosia, Kyrenia and Famagusta are among the cities to see in Cyprus. It is possible to stay up to 3 months while traveling to Cyprus with an identity card.

2. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful countries to go to without a passport. In addition to our cultural ties, we can make a 90-day visa-free touristic trip to Azerbaijan, with which we have an emotional bond. This is true when we fly directly from Turkey, not from other countries. If you are going to Azerbaijan from another country, you must have your passport with you.

Baku (Azerbaijani) is the capital of Azerbaijan, located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Baku, the largest and most developed city of the Caucasian geography, is known as the cultural, commercial and industrial center of both Azerbaijan and the region. As a coastal city, Baku is open-minded and hospitable by nature.

Baku, where one third of the Azerbaijani population lives, has a population of nearly 3 million. Representing the modern and western face of Azerbaijan, the city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, the European Olympic Games in 2015, and the Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017. Every year, a stage of Formula 1 is held in the city.

Baku is the most important reflection of the development and transformation of Azerbaijan and that the country is a part of the western world. The city is home to astonishing beauties with its huge skyscrapers, wide green areas, historical squares, narrow streets, shopping centers with luxury brands’ stores, museums and the unique Caspian coastline.

The city of Kuba is like a gateway to the majestic Caucasus Mountains. The geography, which offers a magnificent countryside, is a great route for those who love both ecotourism and outdoor adventures. Also located on the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, Sheki , the historical Silk Road city, is like the real travel jewel of Azerbaijan. It has a rich culture and impressive architecture.

Nakhchivan, an autonomous republic of Azerbaijan, is another city where you will go with an identity in Azerbaijan, with its breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages and a cuisine different from the rest of Azerbaijan.

On the way to Azerbaijan, entry-exit stamps are printed on the bilingual ‘Entry-Exit Form’ at the Turkish passport control. If you plan to stay in Azerbaijan for more than 15 days, you have to make an address declaration to the Azerbaijan State Migration Administration  Therefore, it is important that Turkish citizens, who plan to stay in Azerbaijan for more than 15 days, fulfill the address declaration requirement in a timely manner so that they do not face any criminal action when leaving the country.

Passengers over the age of 18 arriving from Turkey by air must present both the vaccination certificate and the negative PCR test covering 72 hours before entering the country . Passengers between the ages of 1-18 only need to submit a negative test result covering 72 hours before.

There are direct flights to Baku from Turkey . There are direct flights to Baku 7 days a week by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Airport and AnadoluJet from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Pegasus and Azerbaijan Airlines also fly directly to Baku from Istanbul and Izmir. Istanbul-Baku flight time is 2 hours 50 minutes. Flights are made to Heydar Aliyev Airport, 25 km from Baku city center.

Transportation from Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport to the city center is by bus, taxi, car rental or private transfer vehicle options. Bus number 116, which departs from the airport every half hour, goes to Vurgun Park. It takes 50 minutes to reach the city center from the airport by bus. This bus also stops at the Köroğlu metro station, which reaches many points in the city center of Baku. From this station, you can easily reach different points of the city.

3. Georgia

Our northeastern neighbor, Georgia , which stretches along the Black Sea, is among the countries that can be visited without a passport or identity card. Especially Batumi , the important port and tourism city of Georgia, which is included in the Eastern Black Sea tours, and the capital Tbilisi are frequently on the route of Turkish travel lovers.

Georgia is a pleasant route with its quality wines, delicious dishes that appeal to the Turkish taste, natural beauties, European squares, botanical gardens, casinos and economic holiday opportunities. Turkish citizens traveling to Georgia with an ID can stay in the country for up to 1 year.

4. Ukraine

Ukraine , which joined the list of countries where Turkish citizens can go without a passport and with an ID in June 2017, has become one of the destinations flooded with visitors with the start of the transition with ID.

The capital Kiev with its museums and churches , Odessa with its beaches , Lviv with its historical city center and streets reminiscent of Europe , as well as cities such as Kharkov , Dnipro and Kherson , Ukraine, which has many places to explore, can stay for a maximum of 3 months from the date of entry with an identity card.

5. Moldova

Moldova , which was included in the list of countries where Turkish citizens can go with an identity card in February 2019, is one of the destinations that welcomes the least tourists in Europe. Moldova, one of the former Soviet bloc countries, is one of the least known places in Eastern Europe.

Moldova’s gateway to the world, the capital Chisinau, as well as cities such as Tiraspol and Balti are worth seeing. The natural beauties and forests of the landlocked country are very famous. Turkish travelers can stay in Moldova for up to 90 days with an ID.

6. Serbia

Bearing the traces of recent history, in the Balkan geography, which was the scene of the most painful events in European history,Serbia left behind turbulent days. Capital Belgrade; Nis, one of the main cities in the south; Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia; Novi Pazar, one of the historical cities of the country; Zlatibor and Uzice, which have a rich history, are among the places to visit in Serbia . Tara National Park, one of the best protected national parks in Europe, is a legendary place.

Even though the identity crossing protocol with Serbia has been signed between the two countries, the border crossing with identity has not started yet.

Serbia joined the list as one of the places in the nearby geography where Turkish citizens can only travel with an identity card. Visa exempt, provided that it does not exceed 90 days within six months from the date of entry into the country.

The capital and largest city , Belgrade , is a very lively and energetic city with a population of around 1.3 million. The city lies on two international waterways where the Sava and Danube rivers meet on three sides. Because of this location, Belgrade is called ‘Gateway to the Balkans’ and ‘Gateway to Central Europe’. Belgrade was not always the beautiful city it is today. Located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade, which has seen 115 battles and burned 44 times, has a devastating past.

There are also historical artifacts from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires in the city, where the traces of the Yugoslav Period can be seen. Belgrade’s best museums include the National Museum, which has more than 400,000 exhibits, and the Nikola Tesla Museum, which displays thousands of the inventor’s personal belongings and documents.

Belgrade Fortress is the city’s most famous historical site, full of museums and churches, and is also a good spot to see the rivers and the city. The most important street where the heart of Belgrade beats is Knez Mihailova . Knez Mihailova Street, which has a lively atmosphere with its historical buildings, shopping venues, is 1 km long.

The history of the street dates back to the Ottoman period. There are many historical buildings around the street. Srpska Kruna Hotel built in 1869, houses 46,48 and 50 built in 1870 and Greca Kraljica Cafe built in 1835 are worth seeing.

Although Skadarlija Street is only 400 meters long, it is one of the most famous streets in Belgrade. Skadarlija is located in the city center where Despot Stefan Avenue and Dusanova Avenue meet. The street, which has a very bohemian atmosphere, is reminiscent of Montmarte in Paris. In the 19th century, this street was known as ‘Gypsy Square’, where poets and artists gather in the evenings at the house of the famous Serbian poet Dura Jaksic. Cafes and restaurants overflowing the streets host people, including very famous people.

The 134-meter-high domed St. Sava Cathedral is one of the symbols of Belgrade. The largest Orthodox church still in use today is dedicated to St. Sava, who founded the Serbian Orthodox church in the middle ages. The church is located on the Viacar Plateau, where he is also buried.

It is now possible to travel to Serbia, Ukraine, TRNC, Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan only with an ID. However, it is obligatory to take an international fee stamp and fill out an international exit form before you go.

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