Kuje Prison Break : Nigeria Delisted From Turkish e-visa

Turkey has de-listed Nigeria from the Turkish e-visa application portal and Nigerians intending to visit the Republic of Turkey have been barred from accessing the e-visa application portal.

This means that Turkey has removed removed Nigeria from the list of eligible nations for E-Visa and Nigerians holding Schengen, EU and US visa will no longer be issued Visa upon arrival in arrival in Turkey.

Before now, Nigerians who hold EU, Schengen, and US visa could electronically apply for Turkish e-visa upon arrival.

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A Nigerian affected by this ban could not hide his frustration and said “Just putting this out there. Someone out there with a Schengen /UK/US visa might be booking a ticket to Turkey right now thinking they will apply for a visa electronically. DONOT.”

“Turkey decided to delist Nigerians from the e-visa list yesterday evening. With no prior warning/ communication. They clearly don’t rate us. Anyway all Nigerians have to apply via the consulate wherever they are”

“Turns out so many people are/were planning to go to Turkey soon. Honestly, just apply through the consulate. There is still no information online. No press release, nothing!”

“They are disrespectful. An agent told me she applied on behalf of someone yesterday and within the space of 5 minutes the message on the site had changed. Apparently, it has something to do with the ‘prison break’/ concerns of terrorism”

Those who wish to travel to Turkey are by the notice advised to instead apply through any Turkish Consulate physically and in person.

This hasty decision without prior notice appears to be because of the kuje prison break which occurred on the 5th of July. 

About 64 known terrorists of the Boko Haram sect have been declared missing after an attack on the kuje prison facility at Abuja the federal capital territory of Nigeria.

GLAREINFO however, made in enquires from the official website and gathered that Nigerians who wish to apply for a tourist visa to Turkey are to visit this website to find the full list of Turkish embassies and consulates.

“Unfortunately nationals of the country (Nigeria) that you selected are not eligible for e-Visa. Kindly visit the nearest Turkish mission to apply for a visa application.” – The error message read.

Consequently, other countries of the world may begin to roll out sticker measures to against Nigeria in order protect their country potential terrorist attack.

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