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Visa and Health Requirements

Do I Need A Visa To Travel Overseas? 

You should always check with the country’s consulate or embassy as to whether you need a visa to visit, and confirm the travel conditions of the visa such as the length of time you are allowed to stay. Whether you require a visa or not is determined on a country-by-country basis, as is whether you can apply for a visa prior to travel or on arrival. For countries that don’t require a visa, there is usually a specific period of time you are permitted to stay in that country.


How Do I Get A Visa?

Visas can be arranged either online or by submitting the appropriate documentation in person at the consulate or embassy. Your Sahara Travels consultant can help you arrange your visa with Visalink. Some countries charge a fee to obtain a visa. Make sure you have the appropriate currency if you are obtaining a visa on arrival into the country, as many destinations only accept cash.



Are you planning travel to or via America?

Did you know you need an ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation) visa waiver certificate? the changes to the program mean additional questions need to be completed. In addition to the standard eight questions as part of application, you are now required to also provide: Basic background information, Passport information, Current or previous employer details, Address in the united States and the Emergency contact

What is an ESTA and do I need one?

All travel to or via the U.S.A. require a mandatory ESTA application for countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This includes Australia and New Zealand. An ESTA is valid for two years and multiple entries. All travellers to or via America are required to complete the application a minimum of 3 days prior to departure. Anyone with a valid, existing ESTA may continue to travel to or from the U.S.A. until the ESTA expires or circumstances change.

How do I apply for an ESTA?

 You can apply online. There is a small fee payable by credit card for each application. Once processed you will receive a certificate to take when travelling. All applications must be processed at least 3 days prior to your departure or travel may be denied.
The link below you can directly apply for ESTA or we are here to help you out.


Important Please Read

Visalink is a CIBT Company. Sahara Travels takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced documents that may occur during application. Application and processing fees apply.

Basic Travel Safety Tips

  • Research the safety of your intended destination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Carry with you at all times the contact details of the Australian embassy.
  • Keep a photocopy of your passport and all other important documents in a safe place.
  • Try to blend in with the locals and avoid looking or acting like a tourist.
  • Keep your travel plans, including accommodation details, to yourself.
  • Ensure you have travel insure before you start your journey.
  • Keep your baggage Secure all the times while on the trip.
  • Boil or purify drinking water if in doubt.



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