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VISA and Departure Taxes we have been paying along the way

 

Country  Visa / Departure Tax Kirk in $ Maren in $ Total Cost Country Issued Length Comment
Turkey Visa 45 $ 0 $ 45 $ Turkey 3 Months On the Border
Syria Visa 100 $ 60 $ 160 $ Istanbul Turkey 15 Days Consulate in Istanbul (Next day pickup)
Lebanon Visa 17 $ 17 $ 34 $ Lebanon 15 Days (30 Day costs more,  2 day visa free) On the Border with Syria
Syria Visa 16 $ 8 $ 24 $ Syria 3 Day Visa On the Border with Syria to get back in
Jordan Visa 14 $ 14 $ 28 $ Jordan 15 Days On the Border with Syria
Jordan Dep. Tax 5.7 $ 5.7 $ 11.4 $ Jordan On the Border with Israel
Israel Dep. Tax 16 $ 16 $ 32 $ Israel On the Border with Jordan
Jordan Visa 14 $ 14 $ 28 $ Jordan 15 Days On the Border with Israel
Jordan Dep. Tax 8.5 $ 8.5 $ 17 $ Jordan On the Border with Egypt
Egypt Visa 15 $ 15 $ 30 $ Egypt 30 Days At the Port after ferry crossing from Egypt
Eritrea Visa 26 $ 31 $ 57 $ Cairo Egypt 30 Days Embassy in Cairo Egypt (Next day pickup,  good for one Month)
Saudi Arabia Transit Visa Did not get.
Ethiopia Visa 70 $ 63 $ 133 $ Cairo Egypt

Maren = 30 day single entry (Germans) 

Kirk = 2 year multi entry visa (USA)

Embassy in Cairo Egypt (Next day pickup)
Eritrea Dep. Tax 15 $ 15 $ 30 $ Asmara Eritrea Airport
Djibouti Visa 40 $ 40 $ 80 $ Asmara Eritrea Open Tuesday to Friday Embassy in Asmara
Kenya Visa 50 $ 50 $ 100 $ Moyale Kenya Holiday Visa On the border with Ethiopia
Uganda Visa 20 $ 20 40 $ Nairobi Kenya Student Visa Get Visa on the same day
Rwanda Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Rusumo no visa required for US and German Citizens They  just stamp your passport at the border.  No Problems.
Tanzania Visa 53 $ 21 $ 74 $ Kampala Uganda 3 Month Visa Usually takes 2 Hours. Can ask for same day 
Tanzania Sea Port Departure Tax 5 $ 5 $ 10 $ Dar es Salaam Tanzania Sea Port Departure Tax to Zanzibar included in price of ticket
Malawi Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Songwe no visa required for US and German Citizens They stamp passport at border
Zambia Visa 25 $ 25 $ 50 $ Chipata 3 month Visa on the border w/Malawi
Zambia Reentry Visa 1.3 $ 1.3 $ 2.6 $ Victoria Falls 7 Day Reentry Visa Border W/ Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Visa 30 $ 30 $ 60 $ Victoria Falls 30 Day Single Entry Visa Border w/ Zambia
Botswana Visa 0 $ 0$ 0 $ Kasane / Mohembo 30 Day Visa Free
Namibia Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Ngoma / Buitekop 30 Day Visa Free
South Africa Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ border with Namibia 60 Day Visa Free
India Visa 75 $ 50 $ 125 $ Johannesburg South Africa 6 month Visa Multiple Entry Sent from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Takes up to 5 workdays for non residents
Nepal Visa 30 $ 30 $ 60 $ Sunauli Nepal  60 Days Single Entry At Border crossing, border open 24 Hrs.  Have to wake up border guards.
China Visa 33 $ 33 $ 66 $ Kathmandu Nepal 30 Day  Takes 5 working days to get, can get it faster if one pays more. 
Hong Kong Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Shenzhen 30 Day Free
Vietnam Visa 40 $ 40 $ 80 $ Hong Kong China 30 Day Takes 3 working days, cheaper if you have a personal invitation from the government to Vietnam
China Visa 20 $ 20 $ 40 $ Hong Kong China 30 Day If you leave China and going to Hong Kong, you have to get another Chinese Visa unless you have a multiple Visa
China Dep. Tax 1.2 $ 1.2 $ 2.4 $ Pingxiang China On the Spot Departure Management Fee  So make sure you have 10 Yuan a head when you are leaving this border crossing. Kind of a suspicious tax
Cambodia Visa 30 $ 30 $ 60 $ Ho Chi Min City Vietnam 30 Day Drop off morning pickup afternoon, Same day pickup
Laos Visa 23 $ 23 $ 46 $ Bangkok Thailand 15 Day 1 Day Urgent Visa. Tourist office organizes it, cheaper than doing it ourselves.  3 day waiting period is cheaper
Thailand Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Nong KhaiThailand 30 Day Free for most westerners
Thailand Dep. Tax .25 $ .25 $ .50 $ Nong Khai Thailand On the Spot Exit Stamp Fee
Laos Entr. Tax .25 $ .25 $ .50 $ Nong Khai Laos On the Spot Entrance Stamp Fee
Laos Dep. Tax .35 $ .35 $ .70 $ Huay Xai On the Spot Dep. Stamp Fee
Thailand Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Chiang Khong Thailand 30 Day Free for most westerners
Malaysia Visa 0 $ 0$ 0 $ Bukit Kayu Hitam 30 Day Free for most Westerners
Singapore Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Singapore 14 Days German / 30 Days USA Free for most Westerners
Indonesia Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Bali 60 Days Get it at the Airport
Australia Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Bali 3 Month Electronic Visa / Travel agent did it for free
New Zealand Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $      
USA Visa 0 $ 45 $ 45 $ Sydney Australia 10 Year While we are leaving overland
New Zealand Dep. Tax 9.5 $ 9.5 $ 19 $ Auckland NZ   22 NZ$ per Person
USA Entr. Tax 0 $ 6 $ 6 $ Between Vancouver and Seattle Crossing   Entrance Tax crossing over land
Mexico Tourist Card 22 $ 22$ 44 $ Chetumal Mexico (Border w/ Belize) 180 Days We should of got it on arrival. They ripped us off a dollar
Belize Dep. Tax 10 $ 10 $ 20 $ Benque Belize / Melchor Guatemala    
Belize Protected Areas Conservation Trust Fee 3.75 $ 3.75 $ 7.5 $ Benque Belize / Melchor Guatemala   Separate Payment Booths for Dep. Tax and Trust Fee
Guatemala Entry 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Melchor Guatemala   Free Entry
El Salvador Tourist Card 10 $ 0 $ 10 $ Valle Nuevo 30 Days Americans pay 10 US$, Germans 0 $
Honduras Entry Fee 2 $ 2 $ 4 $ El Poy   2 US $ service fee
Nicaragua Tourist Card 7 $ 7 $ 14 $ Guasaule 30 Days 5 US$ Tourist Card Fee + 2 US$ Concessionary Fee
Nicaragua Exit Fee 2 $ 2 $ 4 $

Pena Blancas

Border Costa Rica

  We were stupid and paid a 1 US$ each Municipal Exit fee at the border. Do make our mistake.
Panama Tourist Entry Stamp 1 $ 1 $ 2 $ Paso Ca Noas Panama   Tourist Stamp, Legal or not ? But one has to get it or one can not come in.
Panama Tourist Card 5 $ 0 $ 5 $ Paso Ca Noas Panama 30 Days Wanted to see onward ticket, accept we had enough cash to support ourselves.
Panama Dep. Tax Airport 20 $ 20 $ 40 $ Panama City Airport   Airport Dep. Tax. Extra on top of you ticket
Ecuador Tourist Card 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Quito Airport 90 Days Want to see onward ticket or credit card. We were not asked.
Peru Tourist Card 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Haquillas Peru 90 Days  
Bolivia Tourist Card O $  0 $ 0$ Kasani Bolvia 30 Days  
Bolivia Dep. Tax 2.2 $ 2.2 $ 4.4 $ Laguna Verde Bolivia    
Chile Tourist Card 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ San Pedro Atacama 30 Days They search bags at border, every ones.
Argentina Tourist Card 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ Between Osorno Chile and Bariloche Argentina 90 Days  

Brazil

Visa

(Reciprocal Processing fee Multi Entry

63.5 $

0 $

63.5

Puerto Iguazu Argentina

30 Days

They completely rip you off with the exchange rate, claiming they only accept Argentina Peso. Should be only 45 US$, but if you want the visa you have got to pay.  Takes only one hour to get. Normally takes two days in other places. German are free, while Americans pay the reciprocal processing fee of 45 US$.  It is actually not officially a visa.

Morocco Visa 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ On ferry between Algeciras Spain and Tangier Morocco 90 Days One gets the stamps and  90 days visa on ferry on the way to Morocco

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