We welcome patients coming from overseas – in fact at any time around 50% of our patients are from other countries. Please read our guide below for some more information on what you’ll need but as ever, don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us for more information.


Visas are required for most nationalities travelling to Turkey but can be applied for online with instant approval in most cases through the Turkish government’s visa application portal:



Chemothermia is not an in-patient clinic (although we can offer in-patient care through partnerships with leading local hospitals where this is required) and patients stay at one of a number of carefully selected hotels and apartment complexes, all within 2-3 minutes walk of the clinic, according to their individual needs and preferences (you are also welcome to choose your own location for your stay).

In many cases we have been able to negotiate preferential accommodation rates but payment will need to be made direct to the accommodation.


Most patients arrive at one of Istanbul’s two international airports: Istanbul Airport on the European side and Sabiha Gökçen on the Asian side, both of which are served by multiple major airlines. Regardless of which airport they fly into they will be met on arrival by one of our English-speaking drivers.


Turkey’s currency is the Turkish Lira. It can be withdrawn from ATMs or foreign currency can be changed at any bank. Major credit cards are also widely accepted.

Because the currency can be volatile and tends to weaken over time as a rule we do not suggest purchasing large amounts of Turkish Lira.