Visa Requirements

A Basic Guide to Visa Requirements in Dirfferent Countries

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Some countries require that you have a Visa either before travel or on arrival. This is not an exhaustive list but a guide to the most popular destinations our cruise line partners visit, the information is based on guests arriving for tourism purposes only and a maximum time limit on duration of stay will apply (please call if your extending your stay longer than the normal cruise holiday):

USA - currently a valid US ESTA is required for guests arriving by Air or Sea into the USA as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (please call if driving across the border from Canada or Mexico), this costs approximately $14 per guest. Please make sure you click the correct link to the official US Site so you do not pay a premium for your ESTA:

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Canada - guests arriving by Air into Canada require a Canadian ETA Visa, this costs approximately $7. Please make sure you click the correct link to the official Canadian Site so you do not pay a premium for your ETA:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Australia - guests arriving into Australia require an Australia ETA Visa, if you book a cruise holiday with Cruise365 we will arrange this free of charge for you.

India - Guests arriving on a cruise into India require an Indian Visa before travel at a cost of approximately \'a3100 per person, you may need to visit a local visa centre to sort this. The Indian Authorities have an agreement with VFS Global to arrange these:

http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk/

China - Guests arriving by air or sea into China require a visa before travel with the exception of:

Hong Kong
Macao
Sanya
Taiwan

Vietnam - a Visa will be arranged on board ship and costs approximately $35

Cambodia - a Visa will be arranged on board ship and costs approximately $35

If you are starting or ending your cruise in Shanghai then you may not need a visa under the new 144 hour transit visa ruling, we need to look at each individual cruise to see if the transit visa free travel applies. If a visa for China is required before travel the link is below:

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/visa/

All information is based on guests holding a full British Citizen passport, having at least 6 months validity on passport on return date of travel, having spare pages on their passport for visas. Important if there is any reason why you think you may be illegible for a visa (e.g. criminal record,) please make sure you have checked that you can travel to a country before you book your holiday as refunds can not be provided once booked.