Travelers face difficulties in acquiring visas in many countries due to various reasons. Let’s take a look at the visa policies of ten countries out of 195 countries around the world.
Russia doesn’t give away visas that easily. Under a complicated process, You need to overcome several questions that are required to fill in the form, To get a Russian visa. Plus, to get the visa approved, one should fill in all places they have visited in the past ten years.
It’s difficult for Americans to get access to this country. And if they fail to acquire permission to enter the country, they will also receive a pink Tourist Card, which is different from the Green Tourist Card, issued to other nationalities.
To get a visa for Iran, A travel agency in Iran must apply for the code on your behalf, while the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues the authorization code. Several countries can now apply for a visa on arrival, but if you are traveling from India, a VoA will not be available, if you have visited Israel during the past six months.
To apply for a visa to Turkmenistan, you need several documents, including three copies of the visa application form filled and an invitation letter from the Turkmen State Migration Service. You must have a sponsor in Turkmenistan who can procure the LOI (letter of invitation) for you which may take up to 20 days to get letter.
5. Saudi Arabia
Getting a visa to Saudi Arabia was much more difficult a few years ago, exceptionally if you were an unaccompanied woman. Now, with the introduction of an eVisa for tourists, you can visit the country if you meet the requirements for the electronic visa.
Another reason why Saudi Arabia has a strict visa policy is because of yearly Muslim pilgrims who visit the country to complete the Hajj, and so there is a limited number of tourists who can enter to not overcrowd the country.
The process of getting a China visa is quite lengthy. While many passport holders can travel for 72 hours to China visa-free, a longer stay will require a proper visa and a long list of required documents ready with you.
It’s not even slightly easy to enter Afghanistan, and more so because of the recent political turbulence. To gain access to the country, applying for a visa is a must; however, one will be exempt from applying for a visa if they have a diplomatic passport issued from countries like India, Indonesia, Turkey, China, Iran, and Tajikistan.
8. North Korea
Here one will need to apply for the visa through a tourist agency, which provides state-approved tours. Those from South Korea or with an American passport, are not eligible for this country’s visa. Also, even if you have a visa, you will not be able to explore the country as you like, because you are not allowed to talk with the locals, or speak ill of the North Korean leader; plus, you should not walk around on your own, and cannot leave the hotel too on your own.
It’s another destination that doesn’t give away visas that easily. To apply for a tourist visa for this country, travelers are required to have a letter of invitation from their host, a valid return airline ticket, a confirmed hotel reservation, and show proof of funds to cover their stay in Nigeria.
To get access to Pakistan, travelers are first required to find a sponsor. They can either be a person whom the traveler knows in the country, or it can also be a tour company. The sponsor will be required to provide an official letter of invitation, and all the required details about his relationship with the traveler, and the purpose of travel.