Flyers transiting through Turkey to get additional visa: Check eligibility here

05:46 PM | 9 Apr, 2024
Flyers transiting through Turkey to get additional visa: Check eligibility here

ANKARA - A new electronic airport transit visa requirement has been imposed for citizens of 10 countries transiting to select Latin American destinations through Turkey.

The requirement would be imposed from April 15th and citizens of India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad, Somalia, Cameroon, Mauritania and Yemen transiting to Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela via Istanbul Airport will be required to obtain an electronic airport transit visa.

The restriction has been imposed amidst intensified examination of global aviation regulations and heightened inspections, due to the rise in irregular migration towards North America through different Central and Latin American nations, utilizing transit options via Turkey.

A visible hint in this regard was given by Turkish Airlines (THY) which alarmed passengers traveling to South American countries of potential additional checks besides standard passport and visa requirements.

In this regard, preparations for the implementation of the electronic airport transit visa application have been finalized by the Foreign Ministry and the electronic visas can be obtained free of charge through the ministry's website.

To get permission, passengers must accurately submit personal information, accommodation details, and ticket numbers and it is mandatory for Istanbul Airport transit passengers subject to the electronic visa requirement to carry printouts of these visas.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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