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Will I need a visa?

We are traveling to Greece, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia on a Rick Steves tour this summer. Will we need a visa to enter any of these countries?

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Pretty sure the answer is no, IF you are a US citizen with a US passport. However, why not call the RS tour office and ask them directly: 425-608-4298. That will set your mind at ease.

Posted by
2007 posts

If this is the Adriatic tour, we didn't need VISAs when we were on it for any of the countries we visited. But that was a couple of years ago. The previous advice is good...check with the tour office to be sure.

Posted by
4645 posts

This question cannot be answered unless you tell us your citizenship!

Posted by
936 posts

Your citizenship will make all the difference. I think you should be able to get that answer from the tour program.

As a side note: Just heard the US is going to require US citizens to get Visas in addition to passports for travel to EU countries starting in 2021

Posted by
6544 posts

Tommy, there are other threads on the subject but its actually the European countries imposing the requirement, not the US. Its already the case that the US imposes this requirement on European travelers to the US.

Posted by
8889 posts

Just heard the US is going to require US citizens to get Visas in addition to passports for travel to EU countries starting in 2021

Total fake news
1) It is not the US who decides the requirements, but the countries who you will be visiting.
2) It is not the EU, it is the Schengen Area. Not the same.
3) It is not a visa, it is a requirement to pre-register online, the same requirement the US already imposes on non-US citizens.

This fake news keeps popping up over the last few days. Some US website (CNN?) published are garbled story and panicked a lot of people.

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https://hr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/entry-residence-requirements/

https://ba.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/visas-residency-requirements/

Greece and Slovenia are part of the Schengen Area, so no visa needed for US citizens staying less than 90 days.

If all you are doing is the RS tour, you are fine with a valid passport, with at least 90 days of validity beyond your departure for the US.