The Government of Turkey will facilitate visa procedures for participants to the Summit. The participants who require visas to enter Turkey can obtain them from the nearest Turkish mission abroad. Valid invitation letters provided by the United Nations should be submitted at the time of application. The applications should be made online prior to submitting the original documents to the Turkish missions. Visas will be issued free of charge to participants.
Participants who require visas to enter Turkey, yet not able to contact a Turkish mission abroad due to a force majeure, will be able to obtain their visas at the border gates with the supporting documents mentioned above and free of charge. This option should be used as an exceptional case to avoid unnecessary queues at the airport.
The participants who prefer to obtain electronic visas should visit the official website www.evisa.gov.tr. E-visas cannot be issued free of charge.
The validity period of the passports or travel documents of foreigners wishing to enter Turkey must be at least sixty (60) days longer than their visa, visa exemption period or residence permit.
To facilitate the reception of delegations on arrival and departure, an Information Desk will be set up at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul and also at Antalya Airport. Delegates are requested to always carry a copy of the letter of invitation with them at all times in addition to their travel documentation as these documents may requested by the immigration desk on arrival and departure and by the airlines at the final check-in desk before boarding.
Transfer service will be provided between the Antalya Airport and MTR venue for all the accredited Member State delegates, parliamentarians, sponsored civil society and media representatives.
In addition, there will be a regular shuttle service operating between the MTR venue and the designated hotels (listed under Annex A) from 24 to 30 May 2016. Participants travelling outside this period will not receive transportation service. Details of all transportation services will be available at the MTR Info Desks located within designated hotels for the Midterm Review.
Taxis will also be available in the vicinity of the hotels. Taxi fares between the Antalya Airport and Titanic Belek Hotel would be 125-150 Turkish Lira (40-45 USD).
The weather in May in Antalya is normally mild with occasional showers. Medium-weight clothing will therefore be sufficient.
Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points. Travelers with computers, shavers, tape recorders and other appliances should carry a plug adapter kit.
The official currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira available in the following denominations: banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL; coins: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 kuruş and 1 TL. Cash can usually be exchanged without commission at exchange offices (döviz bürosu), banks and hotels. Exchange rates are published daily in Turkish newspapers and can also be found in the web site of the Turkish Central Bank at http://www.tcmb.gov.tr.
10 TL = 3.10 EUR or 3.5 USD (exchange rate on 13 April).
Cash machines (ATMs) are available throughout Turkey, accepting major credit and bank cards and instructions are often available in English. The MTR venue also has an ATM.
WIFI is available throughout the Titanic Belek Convention Center and hotel and will be open and free. There will be a delegates lounge with a limited number of PC’s available with access to the internet.
A post office service will be available at the hotel Titanic Belek for postal and related services. Sufficient telephones operated by both card and cash will be available on site. All of the above services will be for each delegate’s own account.
An on-site service will provide all first aid facilities at the Convention Center. Ambulance services will be on site should transfer be required to the local hospital. All costs incurred at hospitals or for other medical care will be at each delegate’s own expense.
There is no particular need for participants to take specific health precautions.
Medical emergency call number is 112.
More information is available on: http://www.antalya112acm.gov.tr/index_eng.aspx
Closest hospitals in the region:
ANTALYA ATATÜRK DEVLET HASTANESİ (Public hospital) http://antalyaataturkdh.saglik.gov.tr/en/
Anafartalar Cad. (Üçgen mevkii) Muratpaşa
Tel: +90 (242) 345 45 50
ANTALYA AKDENİZ ÜNİVERSİTESİ TIP FAKÜLTESİ HASTANESİ (University hospital) http://www.hastane.akdeniz.edu.tr/
Dumlupınar Bulvarı Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hastanesi 07059, Kampüs
Tel: +90 (242) 249 60 00
SERİK DEVLET HASTANESİ (Public hospital)
Merkez Mahallesi 2026 sok. No:10 Serik
Tel: +90 242 722 13 40
ÖZEL ASPENDOS ANADOLU HASTANESİ (Private hospital) http://www.anatoliahospital.com/contact.php?id=6
Orta Mah. Belek Cad. No.100/1 Serik
Tel: +90 (242) 722 53 53
Closest Dental Clinic in the region
SERTALYA AĞIZ VE DİŞ SAĞLIĞI POLİKLİNİĞİ (Private clinic) Prof. Dr. Yaşar Uçar Cad. Üçler İş Hanı D:2, Serik/Antalya
Tel: +90 (242) 722 99 77
EKEN ECZANESİ Belek Girisi Mecek Carsisi Belek-Serik Antalya
Tel: +90 (242) 715 18 00
Belek Koyu Belek-Serik Antalya
Tel: +90 (242) 715 18 05
Lost and Found: Enquiries regarding lost property within the conference center and the accreditation area should be addressed to UN Security office. Enquiries regarding lost property outside those areas should be addressed to the security desk of the Titanic Belek hotel.
For all type of emergencies within the conference center, and in order to coordinate the appropriate response, please contact United Nations security staff (wearing the UN uniform) located within the conference center or use the following number:
UN Security Duty Officer: + 90 5051590600
Offices of the tourist and air travel agencies located within the Titanic Belek Hotel will assist delegations in making arrangements for local and international travel, and also for tours in the Republic of Turkey.