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I just returned from a short trip to Istanbul, and thought I'd let readers know that this airport can have very long queues at arrivals and departures. Upon arriving, we obtained the "sticker visa" (45 euro for a sticker- only cash) which took less than 5 minutes, following which we joined the huge queue in front of Immigration, which took over 50 minutes. ...


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The last time I went to IST there was no xray customs inspection on the way out of the airport (if there was one I was not selected to go through it), but there is one on the way in at the airport entrance before the check in desk and a second xray scan at the real security check point. Information from July 2014


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Yes, Istanbul too have the same kind of system, For your kind information Istanbul have reestablished the new security system, I would like to mention here one news article posted in 2007 regarding Istanbul security system, in TODAYS ZAMAN, They have installed explosives detection system (EDS), the EDS provided luggage security in stages. The system has both ...


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The other answers are really awesome. To me it looks a bit like all your asking is are you allowed to leave the airport on this layover? Given that you hold a passport which does not require a visa to enter Turkey You are basically a free person in Turkey, you are not being held in the airport etc, you can go where you like. There are no border ...


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As you're traveling with Turkish Airlines and have a long layover, you can ask for a free tour of the city, hosted by Turkish Airlines. Here's some info: http://www.istanbulinhours.com/tour-schedule You should confirm this with the airline beforehand, as what's available depends on your schedule. Depending on the time and duration of your layover, you ...


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Just after leaving the airplane, there's passport control, which is long because they're understaffed. It takes 45-60 minutes to get to taksim square, by either shuttle bus or metro. The bus because is easier, the metro is more dependable. A bus leaves every half hour. Hop in, the driver will walk and ask all passengers for money. In Turkey euros and ...



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