We welcome patients coming from overseas, and 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 inpatient care when this is required, through partnerships
with leading local hospitals) so most patients stay at one of a
number of carefully selected hotels and apartment complexes,
all within 5 minutes walk of the clinic, according to their
individual needs and preferences. Patients are of course also
welcome to choose their own accommodation for their stay and
Istanbul has a variety of diverse neighbourhoods to suit every

Our support team will pick patients and their companions up
from their accommodation and bring them to our clinic on
every treatment day and drop them back when treatment is

In many cases, we have been able to negotiate preferential
rates but payment for accommodation needs to be made
directly to the accommodation provider.


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 support team


Turkey’s currency is the Turkish Lira. It can be withdrawn
directly from ATMs and foreign currency can also be exchanged
at any bank. Major credit cards are 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.