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Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

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Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

Please convey whether Indian Passport holder on board Star Virgio Cruise require Visa to enter Phuket for few hours.

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1. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

You will have to procure a Thailand visa here in India. If you intend to visit Thailand again, then you need to take a multiple visa.

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2. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

Thanks a lot dear. what about Malaysia Visa when stop for few hours at Penang/langakawi whilst on board Super Star Virgo.

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3. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

You will have to take from India.

Malaysia will be an one year multiple entry visa.

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4. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

thanx . there is confusion. some says that malaysia visa is not required for cruise travellers. pls clarify.

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5. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

Why not check with malaysia high comm? You would rather trust the advice of a total stranger on the internet for something as important as a visa?

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6. Re: Visa requirement to enter Phuket from Star Virgo cruise.

Hi,

Ah, you also posted in Malaysian forum...well, there is no confusion, in general some cruise travellers are exempted from visa requirement country specific,but there is an underlying matter herein...your nationality passport.

This is lengthy..though I think is worthwhile reading and deals with the crux of the matter:-

" Specific visa requirements for cruise passengers

And this is where the question of specific visa requirements becomes a little tricky... By way of example, let's say two friends – one of whom holds a South African passport, the other an American passport – have booked a Mediterranean cruise, that will take them to Greece, Italy and Spain. The American traveller will not require a visa for this cruise, as they are allowed to spend up to three months in Schengen member states without a visa. The South African traveller, on the other hand, will have to secure a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the cruise, issued by the country in which they are due to spend the longest period of time.

However, now let's say the same two friends want to take another cruise, to Brazil. This time around, the South African traveller wouldn't require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days in the country; while the American traveller would have to secure a Brazilian tourist visa before leaving home.

A third example would see the two friends book a cruise to Syria. The travellers do their research, and discover that they both require visas to enter Syria – however, because the American friend has visited Israel in the past, and still has an Israeli tourist stamp in her passport, her visa application will be denied, while the South African's wouldn't.

Finally, it is also worth bearing in mind that some countries – such as Turkey – stipulate different visa rules for 'ordinary tourists' and cruise ship passengers. In the case of Turkey – provided that tourists enter and leave on the same ship – a 'blanket visa' will be issued to the cruise line, covering all passengers on board. In cases such as this, passengers will (ordinarily) not be allowed to spend the night off-ship, and may even be restricted to hanging around the port area.

Thus, with all the possible permutations involved, it is impossible to generate a definitive set of rules for visa requirements for cruise ship passengers. Rather, these requirements will vary according to the passenger's nationality and their itinerary.

Researching your visa requirements

The easiest way to conduct your research into the matter, of course – once you've decided on your itinerary – is simply to look up the countries you'll be visiting on the Word Travels website, and check the 'Visa and Passport' section of the respective country guides. There, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information informing you of your entry requirements.

It is also worthwhile contacting visa experts such as Globalvisas.com and Visahq.com for their advice."

May I also add, possible to get answers also from cruise critic message forum

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