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Denmark is a party to the Schengen Agreement, and U.S. citizens do not
need a visa for visits of 90 days or less. You will need a passport
valid for at least three months (six months recommended) beyond the planned duration of your stay
and with at least two blank visa pages. Contact the Royal Danish Embassy at 3200 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 for the most current visa information.
Denmark student visas serve as visas for other Schengen countries, and
allow you to enter the Schengen zone 30 days before a study program
begins and remain for 14 days after the program has concluded. Those
granted with residence permits to complete “Higher Educational
Programs” are allowed another 6 months after the program’s completion.
There are some countries in the zone which may allow entry even after a
student visa has expired.
Greenland is a self-governing dependency of Denmark. The Faroe Islands
are a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark.
Passport and visa regulations are similar for Denmark, Greenland, and
the Faroes, but Greenland and the Faroes are not party to the Schengen
Agreement. Travelers are also allowed a 90-day visa-free visit to these
regions. However, work/residence permits issued exclusively for
Greenland and Faroe Islands may not be used in other Schengen
Visitors to Djibouti must carry a passport with at least 6
months remaining validity and 2 blank visa pages, visa, and proof of
yellow fever inoculation in order to gain entry. Visas must be obtained
ahead of time, as they are no longer available at airports.
All travelers are advised to carry a photocopy of their U.S.
passports at all times as proof of identity and citizenship. Airport
taxes are imposed and are usually included in the cost of
airline tickets. However, you would have to double check this if your
ticket was purchased online. In addition, an exit tax may be
required of travelers overstaying their visas. All customs/visa/airport
fees must be paid in cash.
Travelers may obtain the latest information on entry
requirements from the Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti, 1156 15th
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, telephone (202) 331-0270, or at the
Djibouti Mission to the United Nations, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite
4011, New York, NY 10017, telephone (212) 753-3163. Overseas, inquiries
may be made at the nearest Djiboutian embassy or consulate. In
countries where there is no Djiboutian diplomatic representation,
travelers may sometimes obtain visas at the French Embassy.
All Americans traveling outside of the United States are
required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter
the United States. Passports are required for air travel, while
passports or passport cards are permitted for sea travel. An exemption
to this would be closed-loop cruises. However, U.S. citizens are
strongly advised to bring a valid passport should they need to
disembark and return to the United States by air. A
valid passport is required to enter Dominica visa-free for 180 days.
U.S. citizens entering Dominica need to produce a return or onward
ticket. U.S. citizens should take special care to secure their
passports while traveling as it can be time-consuming and difficult to
acquire new proof of citizenship to facilitate return travel should the
passport be lost or stolen. There is a departure tax USD $22 assessed
when leaving Dominica. Children under twelve years of age are exempt
from the departure tax.
For further information concerning entry requirements, travelers can contact the Embassy of the Commonwealth of Dominica,
3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, telephone (202)
364-6781, or the Consulate General of Dominica in New York at Suite 400
H, 800 Second Avenue, New York N.Y. 10017, Tel: (212) 949-0853.
A valid passport is required to enter the Dominican Republic.
Visitors must purchase a tourist card upon arrival or online prior
to entry. They
permit visitors to remain for a period of 30 days. Visitors who stay
longer but do not extend their card will have to pay a surcharge at the
airport upon departure. The surcharge, assessed on a sliding scale,
ranges from 55 USD for one month to as high as 1,555 USD for five
Dominican Republic residents under 18 must have written
permission from a parent or legal guardian to travel alone, with one
parent, or with another escort. Authorization must be in Spanish,
notarized, and certified at the Dominican office of the Attorney
For information concerning entry and exit requirements,
travelers may contact the Embassy of the Dominican Republic at 1715
22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, tel. (202) 332-6280. There are
also Dominican consulates in Glendale, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, New York and Mayaguez.
A passport valid for six months beyond the intended date of arrival
in Timor-Leste is required. Tourist visas are not required prior to
arrival for air travel, but travelers arriving in Timor-Leste without a
visa will need to pay a $30 fee for the 30-day visa. Visas can no
longer be purchased at the land border with Indonesia. Travelers
arriving by land are required to secure a visa prior to arrival. This
visa may be obtained from the Timorese Consulate in Kupang, Indonesia.
There is an additional fee for 30-day renewals of this tourist visa.
Visitors traveling via air must transit Singapore; Darwin, Australia;
or Bali, Indonesia en route to Timor-Leste.
For more information on visas and extensions, please visit the Timor-Leste Immigration Department website.
Equatorial Guinea is an oil-rich, developing country on the
western coast of central Africa. Its capital and main port, Malabo, is
located on the island of Bioko, off the coast of Cameroon. A secondary
port, Luba, is also on Bioko. The mainland territory of Equatorial
Guinea is bordered by Cameroon and Gabon. The principal city on the
mainland is Bata. Facilities for tourism are limited but growing.
Official languages are Spanish, which is widely spoken, and French,
which is not widely understood, but sometimes used in business
A passport valid for six months beyond planned departure and evidence of yellow fever, small pox, polio, and cholera
vaccinations are required. Smallpox and cholera vaccinations are rarely
found in the United States, but visitors may be allowed entry without
them. U.S. citizens do not need visas but must present a duly completed
visa application form, a letter of invitation from an Equatoguinean
sponsor/employer and two passport photos at the port of entry. U.S.
citizens should register with the local police station if they plan to
stay for more than 90 days.
Private ships landing in an Equato-Guinean port must get clearance prior to approaching the shore.
Travelers should obtain the latest information and details from
the Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, 2020 16th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20009.
A passport and valid Eritea visa acquired prior to travel is
required. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months and have at
least two blank visa pages. Foreign visitors do not need an exit visa
unless they stay beyond the duration of their entry visa. Fines,
imprisonment, or extended court cases may result from overstaying an
All long-term residents, except those with rare multiple entry visas,
must obtain an exit visa before they leave. Foreign currency must be
declared upon entry and exit, and receipts are needed to demonstrate
how any foreign currency was spent in Eritrea. Visitors may also need
to declare any electronic equipment. Failing to declare currency or
electronics can lead to fines and imprisonment.
There is also a $20 airport departure tax which is usually
included in airline ticket prices. Information about the airport tax
and entry/exit requirements is available from the Embassy of Eritrea,
1708 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009; telephone (202)
319-1991; fax (202) 319-1304. Overseas, inquiries may be made at the
nearest Eritrean embassy or consulate.
The Eritrean government does not allow nationals to renounce
their citizenship. It requires all visitors with Eritrean heritage to
register with the Immigration and Nationality Office. Dual nationals
may be drafted into national service or barred from leaving the
country, regardless of foreign citizenship and residence.
Estonia is a stable democracy with an economy that has developed
rapidly in recent years, although more recently the economy has begun
to contract sharply as the effects of the global crisis are felt.
Tourist facilities in the capital Tallinn are comparable to other
western European cities, but some amenities may be lacking in rural
areas. Some goods and services may not be available outside of major
A valid passport is required to enter. Estonia is a party to the Schengen Agreement.
As such, U.S. citizens may remain in Estonia for up to 90 days in a 6
month period for tourism or business without a visa. Visitors must have
a passport valid for at least 3 months (six months recommended) beyond the duration of their
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obtain an Estonia Visa for longer stays or other purposes.
For further information concerning entry requirements and residency permits, contact the Estonian Embassy,
located at 2131 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone
(202) 588-0101, or the Consulate General of Estonia in New York City,
telephone (212) 883-0636. Visit the Embassy of Estonia website for the
most current visa information.
Passports need to have at least 6 months validity and one blank
visa page to enter Ethiopia. Travelers need to obtain an Ethiopian visa
arrival. Overland visitors must also get
a visa ahead of time, since they are no longer available at land ports
of entry. U.S. citizens flying into Bole International Airport may
obtain a one or three month single-entry tourist visa on arrival.
Three-month business visas are also available for visitors who have a
sponsoring organization in Ethiopia that has arranged for a business
visa with the Addis Ababa Immigration Office. In addition, travelers
born in Eritrea (regardless of their current nationality) are not
eligible for an on-arrival visa.
If your visa expires while you are still in Ethiopia, you must
obtain an extension through the Immigration Office, and pay a penalty
fee of USD $5 a day for overstays between 1-15 days, and USD $10 a day
after 15 days. You may also be subject to a court fine before you may
leave the country. Current visa extension fees are $100 for a first
time one month extension, $150 for a second time 15 day extension, and
$200 for a third time 10 day extension. Business travelers and NGO
workers must have
residence cards or work permits if they want to stay for more than 90
days. Contact the Washington Ethiopian Embassy if you plan to stay in Ethiopia ahead of time, since some visitors may be eligible for residency permits before they leave.
Fiji is a South Pacific island nation consisting of over 350 islands
and islets, of which approximately 100 are inhabited. The capital is
Suva. On December 5, 2006, in the fourth coup since 1987, the Commander
of Fiji’s military force deposed the lawfully elected government of
Fiji. There is currently an unelected interim government in place
established by the military. The interim government abrogated the
constitution and enacted Public Emergency Regulations on April 10,
2009, after the Court of Appeal declared the interim government
illegal. The interim government also devalued the currency by 20% on
April 15, 2009. Tourist facilities are available. The Fiji Visitors
Bureau has a wide range of information of interest to travelers.
A passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended date of departure
from Fiji, proof of sufficient funds and an onward/return ticket are
required for entry to Fiji. A visa is not required for tourist stays up
to four months. If you plan to stay longer, you will need to obtain a
Fiji visa. Yachts wishing to call at the Lau group of islands need
special permission granted at the first port of entry into Fiji.
HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents
of Fiji. There are no restrictions to long-term or short-term
visits, and no HIV tests are required for a visit shorter than five
For further information on entry/exit requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji, 707 L St., Suite 200, N.W. Washington, DC 20036; telephone
(202) 337-8320, or the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York.
This is particularly important for travelers planning to enter Fiji by
Finland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy.
It is a member of the European Union. Tourist facilities are widely
Finland is a party to the Schengen agreement. As such, U.S. citizens
may enter Finland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes
without a visa. For stays beyond 90 days or for other purposes, a
Finland visa is required. The passport should be valid for at least
three months (six months recommended) beyond the period of stay and at least 2 blank visa pages. Visitors need to demonstrate
proof of funds and of onward/return travel.
Travelers can contact the Embassy of Finland
at 3301 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008, tel: (202)
298-5800, or the Finnish Consulates General in Los Angeles or New York.
is a developed and stable democracy with a modern economy. Monaco is a
developed constitutional monarchy. Tourist facilities are widely
available. Official language is French.
France is party to the Schengen agreement. As such, U.S. citizens may
enter France for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without
a visa. A passport is required and should be valid for at least six
months upon entry and 3 months beyond the period of stay. Since Monaco
has an open border with France, it is a de facto part of the Schengen
zone for short visits. Anyone intending to stay more than 90 days must
obtain the appropriate France visa issued by one of the French
Consulates in the U.S. prior to departure for France. Also, travelers
bearing official and diplomatic passports need to secure a visa prior
to travel. Please note that it is extremely difficult to change your
immigration status if you are already in France.
A passport is required to enter Monaco. A visa is not
required for tourist/business stays up to 90 days in Monaco. For
further information concerning entry requirements for France, travelers
may contact the Embassy of France at 4101 Reservoir Road NW,
Washington, DC 20007, tel. (202) 944-6000, email:
[email protected], or the French Consulates General in Atlanta,
Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, or
For further information on entry requirements to Monaco,
travelers may contact the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco, 888 17th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20006, Tel: 202-234-1530, email:
[email protected], or the Consulate General of Monaco, 565 Fifth
Avenue – 23rd floor, New York, NY 10017, tel.: 212-286-0500, email:
[email protected] For more information, visit the Embassy of
France web site or the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco web site
for the most current visa information.
French Guiana is an overseas department of France. It is a
sparsely populated tropical area located on the northern coast of South
America. French is the predominant language, and English is not widely
spoken. Tourist facilities are available, especially in the larger
cities such as Cayenne and Kourou, but are not always highly developed.
Passports valid for three months beyond date of entry and proof
of yellow fever vaccination are required for U.S. citizens entering
French Guiana. For stays beyond 90 days or for other purposes, you need
to apply for a French Guiana visa. Visit the Embassy of France website
for the most current visa information, or contact the Embassy of France
at 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007; telephone (202)
944-6000; or the nearest French Consulate in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,
Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans or San Francisco.
French Polynesia is a French overseas territory located in the
middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of several groups of
islands, the largest and most populated of which is Tahiti. Tourist
facilities are well developed and are available on the major islands.
A passport valid for six months beyond duration of stay
is required. Visas are not required for stays of up to 90 days in a
six-month period. For longer stays, you need to apply for a French
Polynesia visa. For further information about entry requirements,
travelers, particularly those planning to enter by sea, may contact the
French Embassy at 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007,
telephone 202-944-6200, fax 202-944-6212, or visit the Embassy of
France’s web site. Additional information is available at GIE Tourisme,
Fare Manihini, Boulevard Pomare, B. P. 65, Papeete, French Polynesia,
Telephone: (689) 50-57-00, Fax: (689) 43-66-19.
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