TRAVEL ADVICE & HEALTH ADVICE FOR COUNTRIES
Check for the latest travel advice and travel warnings for each country from the links below.
Please note, innoculation regulations can change at short notice. Please take medical advise in the case of doubt.
If you are travelling within the European Economic Area and you are citizen of a country from the European Economic Area you should get a free European Health Insurance Card
(EHIC). The EHIC entitles you to free or reduced-cost medical care.
But you will still need medical
and travel insurance
for your travel.
Find out the local emergency number and the address of the nearest hospital when you arrive in your destination. Your local guide should know.
WHAT IS A VISA?
A visa is a document showing that a traveller is allowed to leave the country or enter for which it was granted, subject to approval of an immigration official at the moment of actual entry. The authorization may be a document, but more regularly it is a stamp stamped in the applicant's passport (or travel document ).
A number of states do not need a visa in some scenarios, for instance, a result of mutual treaty agreements. The nation giving out the visa generally attaches a variety of conditions of stay, for instance the region covered by the visa, durations of validity, length of stay, whether the visa is valid for more than just one visit, and so on.
TYPES OF VISAS
A visa basically offers non-citizens approval to come into a country and to stay there within stipulated restrictions, for example, a timespan for entry, a cap on the period of time spent in the country, and an exclusion against working. The issuance of a visa is not by itself a certainty of passageway into the country that granted it, and a visa could be repealed at any time. A visa application ahead of arrival allows the country a chance to look into the traveller's circumstance, for instance financial security, main reason for travel, and specifics of past trips to the country. A traveller can additionally be called for to pass and undergo security and/or medical examination at the time of arrival at the border entry point.
Every state provides a wide variety of types of visas and with a variety of names. The most common types and names of visas include:.
Transit visa, is for travelling through the country to a desired destination outside that country. Validity period of transit visas are normally controlled by short terms for instance many hours to ten days according to the size of the country and/or the situations of a specific transit itinerary.
Airport transit visa, is needed by many countries for travelling through their airport terminals even without passing through passport control.
Short-stay visa, is for brief trips to the host country. Numerous countries differentiate amongst various purposes for these trips, for example: Private visa, for personal trips by invitation of citizens of the country.
Holiday visa, is for a short time period of recreation traveling, no occupational acts permitted.
Visa for health reasons, for carrying out diagnostics or a course of treatment program in the host country's medical facilities.
Business visa, is for participating in trade in the country. These types of visas normally preclude long term career, for which a work visa will be needed.
Working holiday visa, is for persons visiting between countries granting a working holiday program, enabling young visitors to carry out limited job while visiting.
Long-stay visa, is valid for longer but still finite stays:.
Student visa - that usually enables its holder to study at an institution of higher education in the granting country.
Temporary worker visa, is for approved employment in the host country. These are generally more difficult to obtain but valid for longer periods of time than a business visa. Examples of these are the United States' H-1B and L-1 visas. Depending on a particular country, the status of temporary worker may or may not evolve into the status of permanent resident or to naturalization.