Foreign Entry Requirements: Yemen to Zimbabwe
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Passports and visas are required for travel to Yemen. Visas may be
obtained at Yemeni Embassies abroad; airport visas are no longer
available. Travelers to Yemen are no longer required to have an
affiliation with and arrange their travel through a Yemeni-based
individual or organization to enter Yemen. However, individuals may be
asked for supporting evidence of their character, purpose of visit and
length of stay. U.S. citizens typically are issued visas that are valid
for 30 days. The Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, D.C.,
is not issuing tourist visas at the present time.
***passport_top.shtml***Yemeni law requires that all foreigners
traveling in Yemen obtain exit visas before leaving the country. In
cases of travelers with valid tourist visas and without any special
circumstances (like those listed below), this exit visa is obtained
automatically at the port of exit as long as the traveler has not
overstayed the terms of the visa.
In certain situations, however, foreigners are required to
obtain exit visas from the Immigration and Passport Authority
headquarters in Sanaa. These cases may include, but are not limited to,
foreigners who have overstayed the validity date of their visa;
U.S.-citizen children with Yemeni or Yemeni-American parents who are
not exiting Yemen with them; foreigners who have lost the passport
containing their entry visa; foreign residents whose residence visas
are based on their employment or study in Yemen, marriage to a Yemeni
citizen, or relationship to a Yemeni parent; or foreign residents who
have pending legal action (including court-based "holds" on family
members' travel). The loss of a passport can result in considerable
delay to a traveler because Yemeni law requires that the traveler
attempt to recover the passport by placing an advertisement in a
newspaper and waiting three days for a response. All minor/underage
U.S. citizens should be accompanied by their legal guardian(s) and/or
provide a notarized letter in Arabic of parental consent when obtaining
exit visas to depart Yemen. In all of these more complex cases,
obtaining an exit visa requires the permission of the employing
company, the sponsoring Yemeni family member, the sponsoring school or
the court in which the legal action is pending. Without this
permission, foreigners -- including U.S. Citizens -- may not be allowed
to leave Yemen.
women who also hold Yemeni nationality and/or are married to Yemeni or
Yemeni-American men often must obtain permission from their husbands
for exit visas. They also may not take their children out of Yemen
without the permission of the father, regardless of who has custody
(see Special Circumstances section below).
For more details, travelers can contact
the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, Suite 705, 2600 Virginia Avenue
NW, Washington, DC 20037, telephone 202-965-4760; or the Yemeni Mission
to the U.N., 866 United Nations Plaza, Room 435, New York, NY 10017,
telephone (212) 355-1730. Visit the Yemeni Embassy web page for more visa information.
A passport and Zambia visa
are required. Passports must have at least six months validity
remaining and two blank visa pages. A visa may be obtained in advance
at a Zambian Embassy or Consulate or you can apply through an expediter
to get your Zambia visa fast
You can also get a visa at the port of entry. The fee is $50 for
a single-entry visa, $80 for a three-year, multiple-entry visa, or $20
for a day-trip visa (typically issued to tourists visiting Victoria
Falls from a neighboring country). Please try to bring exact
change whenever practical. At the time of entry, the immigration
officer will stamp your passport with the permitted length of
stay. Typically, an immigration officer will admit an American
citizen for the exact number of days they request, up to a maximum of
thirty days. Visitors with indefinite departure plans may want to
request admission for thirty days on arrival in the country. Visitors
who wish to stay longer than their initial period of entry may visit an
immigration office to obtain no more than two thirty-day extensions
(for a total time of 90 days). Zambian Immigration officials
insist that visitors carry the original or a certified copy of their
passport and immigration permit at all times. Certified copies
must be obtained from the immigration office that issued the
permit. American citizens should closely follow immigration
guidelines, including visa requirements for travel to Zambia.
In recent months, a number of American citizens have
encountered difficulties with Zambian Immigration officials as a result
of their volunteer activities in Zambia. Americans who wish to
engage in voluntary service in Zambia, even on a short-term basis, are
reminded that they must enter Zambia on a business visa. Business
visas may be obtained by presenting a letter of invitation from the
organization that is sponsoring the volunteer. Americans who
engage in volunteer activities on a tourist visa are subject to fines
and removal by the Zambian Department of Immigration
All Americans, except resident diplomats, must pay an airport
departure tax which is collected in U.S. dollars. Airlines
include this tax in the cost of the ticket; however, passengers will
need to verify that this tax has been paid at the airport. The
passenger will receive a “no-fee” receipt reflecting this payment.
Visit the Embassy of Zambia
website for the most current visa information.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Zambia.
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The foreign entry requirements listed here were
obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is
subject to change. Verify the data with the consular officials of the
countries you plan to visit well in advance. For further information,
see our embassy list