Turkey issued a presidential decree exempting certain Algerian citizens from having to obtain travel visas when visiting the country.

The decision, published in Turkey’s Official Gazette, will allow nationals form Algeria in North Africa under the age of 15 and over 65 with regular passports to receive entry permits.

According to the decree, these nationals will be able to enter Turkey without a visa and stay up to 90 days within a six-month period for touristic purposes.

Turkey earlier introduced a similar visa policy for Libyans. Passport holders from this North African country under the age of 18 and over the age of 55 will now be able to travel to Turkey without having to obtain an entry visa.

Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports that visa-free entry was previously only available for Libyans over the age of 68 and those holding Schengen visas were able to apply for an online visa.

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