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Foreign Entry Requirements: Gabon to Guyana

Gabon | Gambia | Georgia | Germany | Ghana | Greece | Grenada | Guatemala | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Guyana
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Gabon FlagGabon

A passport valid for at least 6 months and Gabon visa are required. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry. It is recommended that visas to Gabon must be obtained in advance -- it is the most secure method. Travelers may also secure a visa online through Gabon's E-Visa program. Applications submitted online are processed by the Direction Generale a la Documentation et Immigration (DGDI), and the visa is issued at Libreville International Airport upon arrival. Access to the online application site can be spotty, however, and there have been reports of difficulty in paying the fee required on arrival, due to the lack of access to local funds or ATMs at the security check point in the airport.

To acquire a visa, applicants must submit a completed application form, International Certification of Vaccination showing you've had yellow fever inoculation at least 10 days prior to arrival, your passport, itinerary/reservations, a photo, visa fee, and prepaid return envelope. All these documents may also need to be presented along with the visa when you arrive. A short-term visa is valid for up to 90 days.

Travelers should obtain the latest information and details from the Embassy of Gabon, 2034 20th Street NW, Washington, DC. Travelers may also contact the Gabonese Consulate at Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 519, New York, NY 10168. Overseas, inquiries should be made to the nearest Gabonese embassy or consulate.

U.S. citizens who have residence permits in Gabon must obtain an exit visa from the Direction la Documentation et l'Immigration (DGDI) prior to leaving the country.

Gambia FlagGambia, The

Visitors must have a passport and visa in order to enter Gambia. You may obtain a Gambian visa upon arrival. Travelers are allowed a 30-day stay with the visa-on-arrival. Extensions can be request at the immigration office in Banjul. Those who stay beyond their allowed time in The Gambia are fined 1,000 Dashi per month of overstay.

Travelers are urged to obtain the latest information on customs and entry requirements from the Embassy of The Gambia, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 240, Georgetown Plaza, Washington, DC 20007; telephone (202) 785-1379; or from the Permanent Mission of The Gambia to the U.N. at 336 East 45 Street, 7 Floor, New York, NY 10017; Telephone (212) 949-6640. Overseas, inquiries should be made at the nearest Gambian embassy or consulate.

Georgia FlagGeorgia

A passport is required. U.S. citizens visiting for 1 year or less do not need a visa to enter Georgia. U.S. citizens who overstay the permitted 365 days are subject to a fine. For information on penalties citizens should contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia . For information on getting a residency permit in Georgia citizens should contact Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Law enforcement and border officials are authorized under Georgian law to inquire about the purpose of travel of a traveler, availability of sufficient means for the anticipated period of travel, health and accident insurance, hotel reservation, return ticket reservation, an invitation, or other guarantees for entering a country of destination if crossing the territory of Georgia for transit purposes.

Germany FlagGermany

The Schengen Agreement allows U.S. citizens to visit Germany for up to 90 days as a tourist or businessperson without a visa. Visas are required for visits to the Schengen area of longer than 90 days. The passport should be valid for at least three months (6 months recommended) beyond the period of stay. Further information on entry, visa and passport requirements may be obtained from the German Embassy at 4645 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007, telephone (202) 298-4000, or the German Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, or San Francisco.

Passengers transiting Germany en route to other countries should ensure that they are aware of and in compliance with the entry requirements for their final destinations as individuals not presenting appropriate documentation for their destination may be denied boarding on connecting flights.

Ghana FlagGhana

Visitors to Ghana must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, visa, and proof of yellow fever vaccination. You can apply through the nearest Ghana embassy or consulate or employ the services of a registered expediter to get your Ghana visa quickly. Travelers should obtain the latest information and details from the Embassy of Ghana, 3512 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone (202) 686-4520. Consular services are also available at the Ghana Permanent Mission to the UN at 19 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, telephone (212) 832-1300, and the Honorary Consulate of Ghana, 3535 Westheimer Street, Suite 235, Houston, TX, telephone (713) 960-1950. Overseas, inquiries should be made at the nearest Ghanaian embassy or consulate.

All foreign nationals who are over six years old and who have been physically present in Ghana for a cumulative period of 90 days or more during a calendar year are required to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA). NIA will issue registered foreign nationals a Non-citizen Ghana card . The Non-citizen Ghana card will be necessary for all transactions that require identification, i.e. opening bank accounts, obtaining work permits, acquiring driver's licenses, etc. A list of permanent registration centers, fee requirements and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the NIA website.

Greece FlagGreece

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days. Visas are required to remain in Greece for longer than 90 days. You must have a passport with at least three months (six months recommended) of validity beyond your planned period of stay. For other entry requirements, travelers should contact the Embassy of Greece at 2221 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 939-5800, or Greek consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Tampa, New York, and San Francisco, and Greek embassies and consulates around the world.

Holders of official or diplomatic passports visiting Greece as tourists must obtain visas prior to arrival. Visit the Embassy of Greece web site for the most current visa information.

Grenada FlagGrenada

All travelers must present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for entry to the United States. Passports are necessary for air travel, while passports or passport cards are acceptable for sea travel. While passport cards are sufficient for entry into the United States by sea, they may not be accepted by the particular country you plan to visit; please be sure to check with your cruise line and countries of destination for any foreign entry requirements.

Passports need to have at least six months remaining validity and 1 page for an entry stamp in order to enter Grenada. In most cases, evidence of return/onward travel is required.

For additional information concerning entry/exit requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of Grenada, 1701 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009, telephone: (202) 265-2561, fax: (202) 265-2468, or the Consulate of Grenada in New York. Sea travelers must have a valid U.S. passport (or other original proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a certified U.S. birth certificate with a government-issued photo ID).

Visitors to Grenada do not need a visa for stays up to three months (can be extended to a year). Stays beyond this amount of time require that you obtain a Grenada visa. Grenada immigration authorities scrutinize American citizenship information carefully, and may deny entry if there is insufficient documentation. Grenada charges an airport departure fee of USD $20 for adults and USD $10 for children between the ages of five and twelve.

Guatemala FlagGuatemala

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Guinea FlagGuinea

Visitors to Guinea must have a passport, a Guinea visa, and an international vaccination record (WHO card) that includes yellow fever inoculation. The passport must have at least six months validity remaining. Travelers should obtain the latest information and details from the Embassy of the Republic of Guinea, 2112 Leroy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, tel. (202) 986-4300, fax (202) 478-3010. Questions while overseas should be addressed to a Guinean embassy or consulate.

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Guinea Bissau FlagGuinea-Bissau

Visitors to Guinea-Bissau must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, visa, and onward or return ticket. The Guinea-Bissau Embassy in Washington, DC is no longer operational, making it very difficult for U.S. citizens to secure an entry visa. Most flight to Guinea-Bissau pass through Dakar, Senegal or Lisbon, Portugal, and visitors can apply for visas from the Guinea-Bissau embassies in those countries. Visitors may also apply for a visa upon arrival in Bissau.

Guyana FlagGuyana

A valid U.S. passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter and depart Guyana. Any U.S. citizen traveling to Guyana should have a passport with six months or more of remaining validity. Proof of yellow fever vaccincation is also required. U.S. citizens typically qualify for a 30-day stay. U.S.-Guyanese dual nationals may be granted an indefinite stay. Extensions of stay may be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs at 60 Brickdam Street, Georgetown. The Central Office of Immigration, located on Camp Street, Georgetown, must also note the extension in the visitor's passport. Travelers with purposes other than tourism should query the Ministry of Home Affairs to make sure they have the correct permits for work or longer visits.

U.S.-Guyanese dual nationals returning to the United States from Guyana on a Guyanese passport must have a U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or other travel document establishing their right to enter the United States. For further information about entry, exit and customs requirements, travelers may consult the Embassy of Guyana at 2490 Tracy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 265-6900; the Consulate General in New York, or honorary consuls in California, Florida, Ohio, and Texas. Visit the Embassy of Guyana web site for the most current visa information.

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IMPORTANT: 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.

About the Author: For over 20 years, the U.S. Passport Service Guide team has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers with their travel document questions and shared advice about how to make traveling abroad simpler, safer, and more enjoyable.

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