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When I was in Helsinki, Finland, I wanted to take the 4.5 hour ride to visit stunning St. Petersburg, Russia. But Americans can’t just roll in there. You need a special travel visa along with your passport unless you take a certain guided ferry cruise. I wish I would’ve prepared by knowing about the easy-to-use free tool I’m going to share with you.
One thing I do always get right while traveling abroad is avoiding rip-off foreign transaction fees that some credit cards hit you with. These cards play nice and don’t charge that junk fee:
- I use my Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card everywhere and get 2x points on travel and dining
- Another good pick is the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
- The Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card has no annual fee and no international fees
Visa and Passport Requirements for Every Country
VisaList is fun to use and shows you information like
- how long you’re allowed to stay in that country
- whether or not you’re allowed to extend your stay
- whether you need no visa at all, an e-visa, or pay for a visa
- links to online visa forms to fill out
- passport rules for getting into the country
I like VisaList but there’s an alternative you might want to check out. IATA TravelCentre provides similar information for free.
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