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Planning A Trip Abroad : A Summer Traveler's Guide To Selected Foreign Destinations

June 24, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Country: Australia Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Visitor visa valid up to five years, multiple entries, stays of six months. Transit visas not required for stay up to 72 hours. Information: (213) 380-0980 Country: Austria Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for stay up to three months. Information: (213) 380-7550 Country: Bahamas Passport Required: No Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Passport, visa not required of tourists with onward/return ticket and proof of citizenship for stay up to eight months. Information: (202) 338-3940 Country: Belgium Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for business or tourist stay up to 90 days. Information: (213) 385-8116 Country: Brazil Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: Yes (Children three months to six years must have polio vaccination.) Notes: Tourists must have onward/return ticket or bank introduction letter attesting financial capability. Information: (213) 382-3133 Country: Canada Passport Required: No Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Passport, visa not required for stay up to 90 days; tourists should carry identification. Information: (213) 687-7412 Country: China (Mainland) Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Allow at least three weeks processing time. Information: (202) 328-2500 Country: France Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Visa must be obtained before arrival. Information: (213) 653-3120 Country: Greece Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Visa not required for stay up to three months. Information: (202) 667-3168 Country: Hong Kong Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Tourist visa not required for stay up to one month with onward/return ticket. Information: (213) 385-7381 Country: Ireland Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for tourist stay up to 90 days Information: (202) 462-3939 Country: Israel Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for tourist stay up to 90 days Information: (213) 651-5700 Country: Italy Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for tourist stay up to 90 days Information: (213) 820-0622 Country: Japan Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Transit visa available for stay up to 15 days; short stay visa for visit up to 90 days also available. Information: (213) 624-8305 Country: Kampuchea Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: The United States does not maintain diplomatic or consular relations with Kampuchea, and travel is not recommended by U.S. citizens. Information: Embassies in Laos, USSR or Vietnam. Country: Kenya Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Visa valid up to six months. Information: (202) 387-6101 Country: Laos Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: Not available. Notes: Check with embassy in Washington for specific requirements. Information: (202) 332-6416 Country: Mexico Passport Required: No Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Passport, visa not required for stay up to 90 days or transit; tourist card required. Information: (213) 624-3261 Country: South Korea Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: All visas valid for multiple entries within 60 months. Transit visa valid up to 15 days; entry visa valid up to 90 days. Information: (213) 931-1331 Country: Sweden Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Visa not required for stay up to six months. Information: (202) 944-5600 Country: Taiwan Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Transit visas are good for two weeks, and can't be extended. Visitor visas limit stay to two months and can be renewed twice. Information: (213) 389-1215 Country: Vietnam Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: Not available. Notes: The United States does not maintain diplomatic or consular relations with Vietnam, and travel is not recommended by U.S. citizens. Information: Representatives in Canada and United Kingdom. Country: West Germany Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Visa not required for stay up to three months. Information: (213) 930-2703 Country: USSR Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Visa valid for one entry. Information: (202) 332-1513 Country: United Kingdom Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: Visa not required for stay up to six months. Information: (213) 385-0252

Visa requirements subject to change. Check with embassy or consulate of destination before leaving United States.

Source: United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

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