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Visa for a cruise

Cruise VISA
Honestly, I didn't want to write about visas, because different countries read the blog, and the requirements of embassies are different. But the questions don't stop. Therefore, I give the information, but keep in mind, it is generalized and for Russians.
⚓️ The main thing to know is that the requirements of the countries in most cases are EXACTLY the SAME as for a normal trip, i.e. if a visa to a country is NOT needed, then it is for a cruise;WON'T be needed. Cruise ships sail all over the world, which means there are visa-free cruises. For example, cruises in the Persian Gulf, South America, the Caribbean (if the exit is not from the USA), Africa, Asia and, of course, Russia and Belarus. It is important to consider all countries in the route. It may be that 3 countries in the route are visa-free and  here is one 4th visa slip. Or, for example, most Asian countries are visa-free, but if your cruise starts or ends in Singapore, you need a visa.

⚓️ Many people believe that there are special rules for cruisers. And   it's TRUE)) There is such a thing as a visa exemption for cruisers, which means that cruisers are allowed to stay in the country for some time without a visa. Oman, Bahrain, Japan, China have such "privileges". It happens that you can get a visa directly on board the liner, just pay for it and you can go ashore, for example, Brunei, Cambodia, Qatar, Mozambique, Martinique. Consuls are also better disposed to cruisers than to ordinary travelers. Agree, not everyone will pay for a cruise with the purpose of emigration, it is much easier to book a hotel on a booking and then cancel the reservation.

⚓️ Europe. Friends, yes, if you have an EU country on a cruise, you need visas, even if you boarded a cruise ship in Istanbul. And   you don't need to be afraid of them, there must be serious reasons for refusing cruisers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⚓️ So many countries and  exceptions, how to take everything into account?! Very simple. Buy a cruise from PROFESSIONALS. Those who will tell you and will tell you correctly. Well  you   understood, yes, I'm   hinting at myself :)