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1. Posted by xherziu (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hello,

I am planning on travelling on foot throughout asia into the middle east. I was wondering how does one grab a VISA before crossing into the next countries border. I am USA native.

2. Posted by NDWT (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Sites like projectvisa.com will have all information listed for you. There are others on the web that will get the visas for you.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Asia to Middle East overland is difficult for a US-citizen. The normal route would be through India, Iran and Pakistan, but you'll have a really hard time getting a visa for Iran and Pakistan. You'll have to go through China and Russia or Central Asia to Turkey and then down through Syria. None of these countries are very accomodating to US-citizens wanting to travel there.

Easiest would be to go to India, then fly from India to Dubai or any other of the Gulf states, see the UAE, Kuwait and Oman, then fly from Sharjah with Air Arabia to Jordan and go Jordan-Israel-Egypt or Jordan-ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba-Egypt.

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5. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

Asia to Middle East overland is difficult for a US-citizen. The normal route would be through India, Iran and Pakistan, but you'll have a really hard time getting a visa for Iran and Pakistan. You'll have to go through China and Russia or Central Asia to Turkey and then down through Syria. None of these countries are very accomodating to US-citizens wanting to travel there.

Easiest would be to go to India, then fly from India to Dubai or any other of the Gulf states, see the UAE, Kuwait and Oman, then fly from Sharjah with Air Arabia to Jordan and go Jordan-Israel-Egypt or Jordan-ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba-Egypt.

Actually, Pakistan has visa on arrival, now, at airports and at Sost, the border crossing with China. But Iran would be difficult- you need a 'letter of invitation', which can be tricky.

An alternate route is via Turkey, then Georgia, then Azerbaijian, by ferry across the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan, then Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, through to China (this is the famous 'Silk Road'). But most of those countries require visas, except Turkey and Georgia. There's really no easy overland route.