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Visas and Traveling to Europe

There is so much to consider when going abroad for the first time that it becomes easy to forget a few important things. Preparing for the culture, language, weather, and technological difference can be overbearing. When is comes to traveling overseas, or even across boarders, it is important to plan as much as your can. Not only will this ensure a better trip, but it will make it possible so that your trip can happen.

Considering how easy it is to travel from state to state within the United States, people tend to not think about problems associated with crossing other countries' boarders. It is important, regardless of where you go, to look into the requirements for entering, staying in, and leaving a county. Different countries have different requirements, and it could range from extremely simple to rather difficult. The best way to find information is on the embassy website of each country. Looking into visas will make sure that there are no issues when showing up in a different country.

There are different types of visa that an individual can apply for.

  • Work
  • Study
  • Holiday
  • Athletics
  • Diplomat
  • Journalism
  • And more

It is important to look into the requirements that fit you.

Some of the more easy countries to travel around is in the European Union. For most cases, if you stay for under three months you don't need a visa (this is only the case for visiting/holiday). If you are traveling within the Schengen area, you can travel rather freely. This area consists of 26 countries that have gotten rid of internal board control. This means that that once you arrive in Europe, you can travel easily without even showing your passport.

Some of the countries in this area are:

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Lithuanian
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Malta
  • Greece

If you are traveling to Bulgaria, Cyrus, or Ireland, which are outside the Schengen are, all have their own rules for short trip visas.

Turkey requires that you acquire 90-day travel visas. If you are going sailing in Turkey, you will need to get 20-dollar visa. This can be gotten online prior your trip or in the airport. Sailing Turkey is an amazing experience, and it would be a shame if you got turned away at the boarder for not planning ahead.

There are so many things to consider when you planning your overseas vacations. Try not to forget to look into the appropriate visas needed for your trip.

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