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International TravelSnippets from the RoadThings You Should Know

TO VISA OR NOT TO VISA??

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When checking Visa requirements for your destination, be sure to read the fine print!  Recently found out the hard way that, in some cases, the destination of your onward travel might impact whether or not a Visa is granted for your destination.  Granted this is a remote case, but who knew?  Not available in this instance was an “on-the-spot” Visa (online or at an airport desk) which many travelers revert to if they neglect obtaining Visas prior to airport arrival.  Governments have “interesting” ways of garnering fees.  We nearly didn’t make it out of New Zealand when the hubby objected to being charged $25 per person to leave the country.   Can’t say I blame him …

 

International TravelSnippets from the RoadThings You Should Know

GLOBAL ENTRY

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Remember to update your Global Entry if you get a new Passport.  The new passport does not automatically connect to your GE information.  I found this out recently upon attempting to re-enter at LAX.  The reason was due to my new passport which had not been updated to GE.  Save yourself time and effort PRIOR to customs arrival.