There are no vaccination requirements, although a typhoid
vaccine is recommended for all travellers, unless coming for a
short period and only eating in major hotels and restaurants (e.g.
business travellers or cruise ship passengers). There is a risk of
malaria in the south-eastern part of the country, but not in the
main tourist areas in the west and south-west of the country,
although mosquitoes can still be an irritation in summer. Most tap
water in the larger towns and cities has been chlorinated, but
bottled water is still recommended for drinking. Food from street
vendors should be treated with caution. Medical facilities and
standard of health care are not high in state hospitals and private
health insurance is recommended. Modern facilities exist in private
hospitals in Ankara and Istanbul.