Turkey - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Turkey

  • Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV testing on entry. Before marriage, the competent State Office asks the HIV-negative for formal consent.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Turkey

There are no restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. There are no specific legal regulations concerning people with AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

(Source: 1)


HIV treatment information for Turkey

Foreigners have to pay for medication and hospital expenses in Turkey unless they have a Turkish Social Security registration. However, emergency treatment for general health problems is free – this does not apply to HIV-related treatment.

Currently, most antiretroviral drugs are available in Turkey. One can buy all medications in a pharmacy without prescription.

The following hospitals admit and treat patients with HIV. Some of these hospitals are University clinics, others are State hospitals. In every city, there is at least one Medicine Research and Education Clinic so called “Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi” in Turkish where antiretroviral treatment is available.

(Source: 2)


  • Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi
    Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Hacettepe Üniversitesi Merkez Kampüsü
    Sihhiye /Ankara
    Phone 0 312 305 1296

  • Ankara Numune Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
    Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Sihhiye /Ankara
    Phone 0 312 310 3030


  • Marmara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi
    Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Marmara Üniversitesi
    Göztepe Kampüsü
    34722 Istanbul
    Phone 0 216 327 4142

  • Istanbul Üniversitesi Istanbul Tip Fakültesi
    Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    I. Ü. Istanbul Tip Fakültesi
    34390 Çapa, Istanbul
    Phone 0212 414 2000

  • SB. Sisli Etfal Egitim ve Arastirma 
    Hastanesi Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Sisli Etfal Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
    34377 Sisli, Istanbul
    Phone 0212 231 2209

  • SB. Haseki Egitim ve Arastirma
    Hastanesi Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Adnan Adivar Cad. PK
    34096 Haseki, Istanbul
    Phone 0212 529 4400

  • SB. Istanbul Egitim ve Arastirma
    Hastanesi Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Org. Abdurrahman Nafiz Gürman Cad.
    Samatya - Fatih, Istanbul
    Phone 0212 588 4400


  • Ege Tip Fakültesi
    Infeksiyon Hastaliklari Klinigi
    Ege Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi Hastanesi
    Bornova, Izmir
    Phone 0232 444 1343

  • Izmir Atatürk Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
    Atatürk Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
    Basin Sitesi
    35360 Izmir
    Phone 0232 244 4444

(Source: 2)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Turkey


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.



  1. Turkish Embassy, Berlin, 25 August 2000
  2. Red Ribbon Istanbul Association, Arda Karapinar, June 6, 2021, by e-mail


updated: 6/6/2021
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