I am wondering if you could give me some more information. I have a question regarding a trip to france this summer. I will be traveling for vacation in August and September to france. I am a us citizen. I will in september be traveling to either costa rica or brazil. I don't know which. I was hoping to get a one way ticket to france and then purchase a ticket elsewhere while in the country. however, I've heard that i might have a problem getting into france without a visa or a roundtrip ticket.
is this true? what would you suggest?
thank you so much for your help.
Personally, i don't think you'll have a problem. I know people that have done that without a problem. However, I've heard that it can be a problem. I think the 'some-do, some-dont' stems from the seemingly incomprehensible French government who never seem to have a clear and logical protocol for any one dilemma. But i think you'll be fine. As a US citizen you're allowed a 3 month stay as a tourist of the EU without a visa.
On another note, i'd be careful how you buy your return flight as i've seen firsthand how expensive one-ways back over the Atlantic from Europe can be. A one way to Paris from the states looks really cheap, but a return one-way could easily be over $1,000 during the summer travel season. Check some fares before you settle on a plan.
Cheers et bonne chance
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Buy a roundtrip ticket to France, if possible with the return flight to Miami. The majority of the flights from France to South America go via Miami, you might as well cash in on that. Then you'll only need to pay for Miami-South America when you buy that one-way ticket.