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Visa Information

Some destinations that we feature require visas for entry. The entry requirements and information on how to obtain visas is detailed for each country below. Where a visa can be arranged through Citiescapes you can submit the required information online or by filling out this form and posting it back to us.

China

Cuba

Egypt

Ethiopia

India

Jordan

Lebanon

Nepal

Oman

Russia

South Africa

Syria

Tibet

Turkey

United States of America

Vietnam

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China

A tourist visa is required to enter China. Cost €30 (subject to change)

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Cuba

A tourist card is required to enter Cuba. Cost €30 (subject to change), arranged through Citiescapes.

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Egypt

A tourist visa is required to enter Egypt. This tourist visa can be obtained on arrival in Cairo for €25 (cost subject to change)

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Ethiopia

A visa is required to enter Ethiopia.

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India

Irish nationals require a visa to enter India. Visa cost €50 (subject to change)

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Jordan

A visa is required for Jordan. As most of our Jordan tours also include Egypt or Syria, you should also check visa requirements for these countries. Visa processing for Jordan will be arranged through Citiescapes.

Note: As with most countries in the Middle East you may be refused entry if your passport contains a stamp from Israel. If your passport contains an Israeli stamp we advise you replace your passport.

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Lebanon

A visa is required to enter Lebanon. As our Lebanon tour starts in Syria the visa requirements for Syria also apply.

Note: As with most countries in the Middle East you may be refused entry if your passport contains a stamp from Israel. If your passport contains an Israeli stamp we advise you replace your passport.

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Nepal

A visa is required to enter Nepal. This visa can be obtained on arrival for $30 (price subject to change)

As our Nepal tours also include China and/or India, you are advised to check visa requirements for these countries.

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Oman

An Oman tourist visa is available on arrival in Muscat. Visa cost 6 OMR (€11 approx. as of December 2009)

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Russia

A tourist visa is required to enter Russia, which requires an invitation from a sponsoring organisation in Russia. Citiescapes will provide the required documentation after you book so you can apply for the visa. Visa cost €60 (subject to change)

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South Africa

No visa is required for entry into South Africa. It is a requirement of entry that your passport has at least two blank pages.

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Syria

A tourist visa is requires to enter Syria. Cost €45 (subject to change), arranged through Citiescapes.

Note: As with most countries in the Middle East you may be refused entry if your passport contains a stamp from Israel. If your passport contains an Israeli stamp we advise you replace your passport.

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Tibet

A visa is required for travel to Tibet. As our Tibet tours also include China, you should also check the visa requirements for China. Citiescapes will arrange a visa for Tibet when required.

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Turkey

A tourist visa for Turkey can be obtained on arrival in Istanbul. Visa cost €10 (subject to change)

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United States of America

Irish who meet certain passport requirements do not require a visa to travel to the USA, as they qualify for a reciprocal visa waiver. Travellers will have to register their passport and personal details with border protection in the USA under the Electronic System for Travel Aurhorisation (ESTA). They will also be required to fill out an arrival/departure form for border control.

Further information on passport requirements are available on the Customs and Border Protection website and the ESTA can be filled out here.  If you are unable to access the internet to submit the ESTA form you can contact us and we will process it on your behalf.

As of September 8, 2010, US Customs and Border Protection have started charging a fee for obtaining the ESTA. This fee is currently set at $14 ($4 for submitting the ESTA request, $10 for authorisation)

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Vietnam

A visa is required for entry into Vietnam. This visa can be arranged through Citiescapes.

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