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A few days before I left for Jordan, Turkey suspended visa services for US citizens. Since my travel arrangements included a 24-hour layover in Istanbul I was a bit disappointed by the development, but not yet defeated.
I hoped that maybe being a resident of the Netherlands would work to my advantage. I asked about this on my short layover on my way to Jordan, and was told that my residency made no difference. Still undaunted, my plan was to hold out as long as possible with the hope that Turkey and the US would start playing nice again.
As my travel date loomed, the situation didn’t look any better, so I attempted to change my flight and cancel my hotel reservation. First I tried to get a refund for my hotel room. I contacted the hotel who denied the request. Urghhhh!! I am now officially daunted, but leave the hotel issue alone for the moment to focus on changing my flight.
I spent nearly an hour on the phone trying to change my flight, but the airline was unwilling to do so without a penalty fee. Not satisfied with that option, I decided to try my luck at the customer service desk at the airport. But in the event I wouldn’t be able to change the flight without a ridiculous penalty fee, or there was no room on another flight, and I had to stay in the airport longer than I wanted, I packed a change of clothes and toiletries in my carry on.
At the airport, I explained to the customer srvc rep that I’m American and don’t have a visa, and asked about changing my flight. The agent informed me that I actually would be able to get a visa upon my arrival in Istanbul since I was not traveling through the US.
Could that be true?! Turns out it was, and when I got to Istanbul I had no issues getting a visa. I left the airport, dropped my things at the hotel (good thing I didn’t get that refund, huh?) and proceeded to go out and enjoy Istanbul.