Visa information

Please be aware that Contiki Holidays is unable to advise on the need to obtain Visas as this information is regulated by individual governments and subject to change. We have however compiled a list of useful information and websites as a guide for each region. Please note that the below information is to be used as a guide only, contact the local embassy for the country to which you're travelling for up to date information. Please select the region which you are travelling TO:

  • Europe
    • If you are from a country which is not part of the Schengen Agreement (for example, China or South Africa) you will need a Schengen Visa. Check out http://www.visabureau.com/worldwide/schengen-visa.aspx for more information and visit the local consulate for the country in which you'll be spending the most time.

      UK: http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa

      Russia & Belarus: All foreigners are required to have a visa for both Russia & Belarus. This can be a difficult and lengthy process - Contiki or your Travel Agent should be able to help, however these websites are informative based on where you're from.

          USA www.russianembassy.org

          Australia www.sydneyrussianconsulate.com/visa.html

          New Zealand www.rus.co.nz

          UK www.rusemblon.org

          Canada www.toronto.mid.ru

          South Africa www.russianembassy.org.za

      VisaCentral (www.visacentral.com) are a company that supply Russian & Belarussian visa application kits, and Russian invitation letter applications especially for Contiki travelers (US passport holders only). Purchasing your visa through VisaCentral also gets you a discounted rate, saving you both money & hassle. Click the link above to be taken to VisaCentral/Contiki portal for more information, or to request your visa application kit.

      The below chart is a good indicator of whether or not you will need a visa, however please bear in mind this is just a guide.

            Passport Country of Origin

      Destination

      AUS

      BRA

      CAN

      CHN

      COL

      IND

      UK

      JPN

      KOR

      MEX

      MY

      NZL 

      SA

      USA

      ALBANIA

      N*

      N*

      N*

      Y*

      Y*

      Y*

      N*

      N*

      N

      Y*

      N*

      N*

      Y*

      N*

      ANDORRA

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      Y2

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      AUSTRALIA

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      Y

      Y

      AUSTRIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      BELARUS

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      BELGIUM

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

      N

      Y

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      BULGARIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      CROATIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      CZECH REPUBLIC

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      DENMARK

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      EGYPT

      Y1

      Y1

      Y1

      Y1

      Y1

      Y

      Y1

      Y1

      Y1

      Y1

      Y

      Y1

      Y

      Y1

      ENGLAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      ESTONIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      FINLAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      FRANCE

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      GERMANY

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      GREECE

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      HUNGARY

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      ICELAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      ITALY

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      LATVIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      LITHUANIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      MONTENEGRO

      N

      Y

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      Y

      N

      MOROCCO

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      NETHERLANDS

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      NEW ZEALAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      NORWAY

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      POLAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      RUSSIA

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      Y

      SERBIA

      N

      Y

      N

      Y

      Y

      Y

      N

      Y

      N

      Y

      Y

      N

      Y

      N

      SLOVAKIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      SLOVENIA

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      SPAIN

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      SWEDEN

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      N

      SWITZERLAND

      N

      N

      N

      Y2

      Y2

      Y2

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      N

      TURKEY

      Y1

      N

      Y1

      Y

      Y1

      Y/Y1

      Y1

      N

      N

      Y

      N

      N

      Y1

      Y1

      Y Visa obtained before travel

      Y1 Visa obtained on the Border

      Y2 Schengen Visa

      *must pay 10 Euro border tax on entry

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