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Governmental Requirements:

Please note:
The following information must be provided by the Guest.

- Name and Surname (as it appears on the passport)
- Age and Nationality
- Date and Place of birth
- Document details
- Costa Club number (if applicable)
- Name, surname and telephone number of a family member or friend who is not traveling and can be contacted if needed.

Guests must have in his or her own possession proper documentation required by the government of the port of embarkation and all ports of call.  The Guest is advised to consult with his or her travel agent, the appropriate governmental agencies and embassies to determine the documentation that will be required.  Costa assumes no responsibility  for advising the Guest of immigration or any other governmental requirements.  Costa may refuse to embark the Guest or may disembark the Guest in the event the Guest does not present the required documentation.  Such denied boarding or disembarkation shall be without liability to Costa and no refund of the Cruise Fare or other paid services shall be due to the Guest in such circumstances.

In general, travel documents include a valid passport with an expiration date that does not occur within six(6) months of the scheduled return date to the Guest's home country and when required by a host country valid Visas for the ports of call the Guest will be visiting with the ship.  Guests who are citizens or residents of a North American country may wish to consult the following sources for information on the most current travel document requirements:

United States:   www.travel.state.gov
Canada:  www.voyage.gc.ca
Mexico:  www.sre.gob.mx

Canadian and U.S. Citizens:  If a passport is required quickly, or for additional questions about Visa requirements, Costa Cruises suggests contacting VisaCentral. Guests should advise they are sailing with Costa Cruise Lines.

www.visacentral.com
1-866-788-1100


Please note:  Requirements may change without notice.  Additional restrictions and requirements may exist for entrance into other countries.  Guests are advised to check with local embassies and consulates for their requirements.

Caribbean Cruise:
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.  The WHTI proposed rules require U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.  Costa Cruise Lines requires  the approved travel document to be valid until 14 days after the scheduled return date of travel. 


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov   Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination


Children
: Children 17 years of age and under must also present a valid passport, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Please note
: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

Mediterranean and Northern Europe Cruises:
United States and Canadian citizens must have valid passports and necessary Visas.  The expiration date of the passport must not occur within 6 months of the scheduled return date of travel.   Naturalized U.S. citizens are advised to carry their naturalization papers.  Aliens who are residents of the U.S. must carry their Alien Registration Card and passport.  All others must have valid passports and necessary Visas. 
Guests on itineraries visiting Russia and Ukraine, who wish to tour independently in these countries (not on a Costa organized shore excursion) will need to obtain a Visa from the respective embassy/consulate prior to travel.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination
www.russianembassy.org   Consular Issues
www.traveltoukraine.org Visas and Passports

Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

Dubai and United Arab Emirates Cruises:
United States citizens must have a passport that is valid six(6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.  U.S. passport holders will be issued a Visa upon arrival free of charge.  Canadian and Non-U.S. passport holders require a Visa or multiple Visas prior to traveling to Dubai and/or United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Costa recommends Guests traveling on cruises that start and/or end in Dubai or UAE and hold a Canadian or Non U.S. passport, contact Gulf Ventures to the following contact information in order to obtain Visas prior to arrival in the UAE.  Any fees associated to the purchase of the Visas are at the sole discretion of Gulf Ventures.  Payment for Visas will be made directly with Gulf Ventures. Fees may range between $80 and $260 USD per person depending on the cruise itinerary.  Additional fees may apply according to time of Visa request and form of payment.  Fees noted are subject to change.  Proper Visa application and payment must be submitted directly to Gulf Ventures.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination

www.gulfventures.com Travel Services
Tel: +971-4-4045880
Fax: +971-4-4045877
Email:  enquiries@gulfventures.com



Please Note
:  The Guest is responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements for UAE.    Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

South America Cruises:
Brazil
United States and Canadian citizens must carry a valid passport and a Visa for cruises starting, ending, or arriving in Brazil as a port of call.  Non-U.S./Canadian citizens must carry a valid passport and appropriate Visas.  Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination

www.brasil.gov.br

Argentina
For all sailings starting, ending or arriving in Argentina as a port of call, United States and Canadian passports are required to pay a reciprocity fee prior to sailing.  Once paid, the receipt must be printed and presented to the immigration officer at the time of entry to Argentina.  More information may be obtained by visiting:
http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/tramites/reciprocityfee.html


Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.


Transatlantic Cruises:

United States and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid six(6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.  Aliens who are permanent residents of the U.S. must carry their Alien registration cards and passports.  All others must have valid passports and necessary Visas.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination


Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

China Cruises:
United States and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid six(6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.  A Visa is required to enter and exit China and must be obtained from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate before traveling to China.

Note for Sanya, China:  Guests who participate in a Costa sponsored shore excursion will not require a separate Visa.  If Guests whish to travel independently, a Visa will be required.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination
www.chinaembassy.org

Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

Vietnam Cruises:
United States and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid six(6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.  A Vietnamese Visa is required for entry to Vietnam.  As a courtesy to Guests, Visas are provided onboard for a minimal fee for those in transit or arriving in Vietnam as a port of call.  Guests disembarking in Vietnam may also purchase a Visa for exit.  Guests embarking in Vietnam must consult Visa services or the local consulate.

For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination

Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

Egypt Cruises:
United States and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid six(6) months after the scheduled return date of travel.  Costa Rican citizens require a Visa for cruises starting, ending or arriving in Egypt as a port of call.


For more information:
www.travel.state.gov    Before you Go   Learn About Your Destination

Please note: Guests without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any Guest failing to bring the required documentation.

 

Please note: Requirements may change without notice. Additional restrictions and requirements may exist for entrance into other countries.  Guests are advised to check with local embassies and consulates for their requirements.