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Visa requirements for Mediterranean trip

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1. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

I'm an American hoping to begin a trip along the Mediterranean as soon as possible. What kind of arrangements do I need to make as far as Visas, etc? I do have a US Passport.

- Grant

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting grant123

What kind of arrangements do I need to make as far as Visas?

Depends what countries you plan to visit. For the European countries you won't need a visa. For Turkey you will but can get it on arrival. Some Middle eatsern countries like Syria, you should get the visa prior to arrival. In North Africa, Morocco, no vis needed, Algeria you won't want to visit, Tunesia no visa needed, Lybia, you can only visit on Org. tour, and Egypt you need visa, best to get in advance.

Which places do you think you will stop on land?

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

One more thing, along with your passport, it's always a good idea to take some extra passport photos, as you usually need them for countries where you get the visa on arrival.

4. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Awesome. I plan to visit Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. I've heard Turkey is a little shady. How about Montenegro and Albania?

If I want to work in any of those countries I'll need a special Visa right?

- Grant

5. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Also is there a limit on how long I can stay in any of those countries? If so, would leaving and coming back reset that limit? Will anyone check for a ticket back to the US?

- Grant

6. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting grant123

Awesome. I plan to visit Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, and Greece. I've heard Turkey is a little shady. How about Montenegro and Albania?

If I want to work in any of those countries I'll need a special Visa right?

- Grant

You won't need a visa for any of the countries you mention except Albania (which you can get on arrival) and Turkey (can get on arrival).

Usually you can stay for up to 3 months without a visa. You won't need to show a ticket back to the US, especially if you have a ticket onward to another country (any country). I've never had anyone ask to see any type of onward ticket form me.

Don't know about working in the countries (although I assume you'd need something to be allowed to do so). Also not sure about how you can reset the 3 months. Seems hard to believe that you could just leave for a day and come back, on so on, to constantly extend visa, but maybe. I wonder how often you can keep doing so?

7. Posted by grant123 (Full Member 38 posts) 11y

Right on, thanks man. This is going to be so damn fun.

- Grant