- About Entry Visas
- Passport Information
- International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
1. About Entry Visas
If I need one, who is responsible to obtain my visa?
You are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documents for the destinations on your itinerary, including to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure and a visa if required.
IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa. Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies.
What is meant by the term "visa"?
A visa is a special permission granted to an individual to enter a foreign nation. Many nations require individuals to be approved for travel within their borders. This is something that is required in addition to a valid passport. Visa requirements vary based upon the country/ countries to be visited and your nationality.
How do I know if I need a visa?
Countries listed below on the 3. International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders require specific visa and/or other entry documentation in addition to a U.S. passport. All other countries (not listed) require only valid U.S. passports.
How do I obtain a visa?
A visa may be obtained by contacting a visa service or by contacting the embassy or consulate of the nation you are visiting prior to departing your home country.
How much does a visa cost?
There will be a cost associated with utilizing a visa service and also with approaching the embassy or consulate directly to obtain a visa. These costs often change with little notice. We recommend that you contact the appropriate embassy or consulate directly for the most up to date information.
2. Passport Information
Your U.S. passport should be valid at least 6 months or longer after the date of travel.
Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies. To learn how to apply for a U.S. Passport including expedited services, click here. Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.
Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders: Country details below are based on information obtained from the U.S. State Department as of July 24, 2012. This information is subject to change. To check for updates, please check with the consular office of the countries to be visited and/or click here.
Non U.S. Citizens: All information provided below pertains to U.S. passport holders only.
Non-U.S. Citizens should check with the appropriate foreign consular representative.
3. International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
Countries listed below require specific visa and/or other entry documentation in addition to a U.S. passport. All other countries (not listed) require only valid U.S. passports.
ARGENTINA - In order to strengthen the relationship between Argentina and the United States of America, the Argentine Government has resolved to suspend the collection of the reciprocity fee from US passport holders who visit Argentina for less than 90 days, for tourist or business purposes. Canadian and other citizens, please contact the Argentine Consulate for more information. For details, visit: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/argentina.html
AUSTRALIA - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa is required. See eta.immi.gov.au for more information.
Please click on the "Apply for ETA" button in the top left hand corner to fill in the on-line application form for an ETA visa.
Additional information regarding this visa can be found at the various links directly below the "Apply for ETA" and "Check your ETA" buttons.
BOLIVIA - Visa required. Visas are available for purchase at the Bolivian
Border, however we strongly suggest it is obtained in advance to avoid long
delays and ensure entry. Visas may be obtained upon arrival or in advance by
mail or in person at Bolivian consulates in the U.S. Upon arrival, the $160
visa fee is payable in cash only and must be accompanied by a visa
application form with a 4cm x 4cm color photograph, a passport with a
validity of not less than 6 months, evidence of a hotel reservation or a
letter of invitation in Spanish, proof of economic solvency (credit card,
cash, or a current bank statement), and an International Vaccination
Certificate for yellow fever. Contact the Embassy of Bolivia at 4420
Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite #2, Washington, D.C. 20008; Telephone:
202-232-4828 or 232-4827; Website:
bolivia-usa.org. There are Bolivian Consulates General in Chicago, Houston,
Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oklahoma City, and Seattle.
BRAZIL - Visa required. Contact the Brazilian Embassy at 3006 Whitehaven
Street, NW Washington DC 20008-3634. Phone (202) 238-2700. Website:
http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/. Note that those living outside of
the this region must contact the consulate of their jurisdiction. There are
Brazilian Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Houston,
Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. Two days following your
initial booking and deposit, you will receive complete information via email
about obtaining a visa to Brazil.
CAMBODIA - Visa required. Tourists may obtain a Cambodian visa for $30 upon
arrival at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and at all major border
crossings. Two passport-sized photographs are required. Visas may also be
obtained in advance online at least 3 business days prior to travel at
https://www.evisa.gov.kh/ for $37.
CHINA - Visa required. Effective August 1st 2012, U.S. passport holders are
required to provide additional documentation to support their visa
application which includes (1) full passport name; (2) hotel names,
addresses and phone numbers; and (3) confirmed airline reservations with
ticket numbers. This information will be provided to you in writing by us
upon receipt of your full payment and once airline tickets have been issued.
To learn how to obtain a visa from the Embassy of the People's Republic of
China (PRC), visit
www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/adr/ for more information.There are also
Chinese Consulates General in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and
San Francisco. Two days following your initial booking and deposit, you will
receive complete information via email about obtaining a visa to China.
Special note for customers also visiting TIBET . For all passengers
traveling to Tibet, when applying for your Chinese Visa, in Section 2, of
the application, Your Visit to China - 2.5 Please list Counties/Cities and
Provinces to visit in China in a time sequence, it is only necessary to
include : Shanghai, Xian and Beijing.
EGYPT - Visa required. Visas may be purchased at the Cairo airport upon
arrival, and is payable in cash US dollars. Royal Caribbean International R
passengers may obtain a visa upon the ship's arrival to port.
INDIA - Visa required. To obtain a visa, passengers may visit
http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info.jsp. Passengers traveling to India
will need to provide a reference, including name, address, and phone number,
for their Indian visa. Two days following your initial booking and deposit,
you will receive complete information via email about obtaining a visa to
India. Passengers entering India twice in the same trip (for example, when
combining India & Nepal) will require a dual entry visa for India. Contact
the Embassy of India, 220 Eye Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 1-773-358-1742
OR other consulates found at
http://www.in.ckgs.us/. Visa applications should be submitted as early as
possible as visa processing may require as long as 30 days.
INDONESIA - Visa required. Visas may be purchased at airports in Jakarta,
Surakarta and Bali upon arrival for $25 .For additional visa information
please visit www.embassyofindonesia.org.
JORDAN - Visa required. Visas for tourist visits can be obtained upon
arrival at most international ports of entry including Amman's international
airport, and land crossings from Israel at Arava/Eilat South Border and
Sheikh Hussein/North Border. From Jan 1, 2011: Single entry visa costs $60
and multiple entry visa costs $90 approximately. For entry into Jordan via
the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge, a visa must be obtained in advance. Contact
the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 3504 International Drive,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008; Telephone: 202-966-2664.
RUSSIA - Visa required. The visa application process requires an application
form, one passport-sized photo, your trip confirmation from us, a Visa
Support Letter (VSL) also provided by us at 35 USD per person fee. These
documents are provided for passengers in order to get the VISA itself
through the consulate. Two days following your initial booking and deposit,
you will receive complete information via email about obtaining a Visa
Support Letter (VSL) and a visa to Russia. Visas services for the Embassy of
the Russian Federation are managed by Invisa Logistics Services at their
Visa Center, 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.Tel. (202)
827-0895; Fax (202) 827-0896. All applicants must first complete an online
Visa Application Form at http://visa.kdmid.ruand
then either appear in person at the Visa Center ($30 fee in addition to the
Consular visa fees) or submit their application via a visa service. Details
http://www.russianembassy.org/page/tourist-visa. Royal Caribbean
InternationalR, Norwegian Cruise LinesR and Holland America Line passengers
do not need a visa if arranging shore excursions or car service directly
with the cruise line, otherwise regular visa rules above apply.
SLOVAKIA - Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage and funds (generally in the amount of $50 per person per day) are required upon entry.
SOUTH AFRICA - Passengers joining the 12 Day Classic South Africa are
required to have at least one, entirely blank (unstamped) visa page (i.e.
one side of such a page not front and back thereof) in their passport, each
time entry is sought into South Africa. This includes re-entry from
Swaziland. Passengers continuing on to Zimbabwe and/or Botswana are required
to have four blank visa pages. These pages are in addition to the
endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. South African
government regulations prohibit airlines from boarding passengers without
the required blank visa page. Effective June 1, 2015 children 17 & under
will be required to present an unabridged full birth certificate. Extracts
or copies are not acceptable. If both parents are not traveling with the
child, additional documentation is required. For more information regarding
children's entry requirements please visit the South African consulate
SWITZERLAND - Upon entry, passport holders traveling to Swaziland from South
Africa are strongly encouraged to have several unstamped visa pages left in
TANZANIA - Visa required and all passport holders should have four entirely
blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport. Visas are available for
purchase at the Kilimanjaro Airport, however we strongly suggest it is
obtained in advance to avoid long delays and ensure entry. Visas upon
arrival are not guaranteed. The current fee for a visa is $100. Passengers
purchasing a visa at the airport must be prepared to pay in USD (cash). To
pre-purchase a visa, contact the Embassy of Tanzania, 1232 22nd Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037, telephone (202) 884-1080. Passengers must carry proof
of yellow fever vaccination.
TURKEY - Visa required. Effective April 10, 2014 an advance e-visa is
required and "sticker type" visas can no longer be obtained on arrival at
the airport in Istanbul. See
https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for more information and to obtain a visa.
Visas are not required for sea cruise passengers who purchase shore
excursions to Kusadasi and Istanbul. When entering Turkey via a land border
crossing, a pre-obtained e-Visa is also required. Contact the Embassy of the
Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008,
telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish consulates general in Chicago,
Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Information may also be found at
VIETNAM - Visa required. Contact Vietnamese Embassy, 1233 20th Street, Suite 400, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Website: vietnamembassy-usa.org . There is a Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco.
All information and rates are subject to change without notice. Non-U.S. Citizens should check with the appropriate foreign consular representative.