It's great that you are planning to take part in The Mongol Rally. The Visa Machine is here to help you deal with the most bureaucratic and boring part of the trip planning.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 a large number of countries remain closed for tourism making it impossible for the Rally to go through them. However, some of them are starting to open up slowly and we are making sure to keep the visa requirements updated on our website so that you could get up to date information on the countries you are planning to travel through. We are also looking for a way to make the COVID-19 safe travel possible by enabling you to book COVID-19 tests en-route where they are required for entry into the next country.
So for now, check the visa packs to see which visas you will need for the route you are taking and once things settle down and you decide to go ahead and use our help in obtaining your visas, don't forget to use the discount code MR2021 to get 15% off our service fees.
If you need a visa that has specific entry and exit dates such as Russia, Vietnam or Ukraine, you want to make sure that you’re 100% certain you’ll be traveling to that country between those dates.
For example, if the flight you’re planning on booking departs on the 1st of Feb, you might want to consider listing your departure date a couple days later, to give yourself a bit of a buffer in case of any flight changes.
Don’t forget that sometimes a visa might let you stay in the country longer than your intended trip. If a visa allows you to stay for, say, up to 30 days, don’t be afraid to take full advantage of this and give yourself a buffer either side of your entry and exit dates, to allow yourself some extra flexibility in case your plans change. Who knows, you might fall in love with the architecture in Moscow, or the food in Hanoi, and want to stay a little longer!
It’s important to note that for some visas with specific validity dates you’ll have to provide proof of accommodation or an itinerary that covers the duration of your stay, so it’s not always convenient to apply for the full visa period. You can find all the info specific to your visa on our website.
For more detailed instructions on how to use our website, flick over to this help section; All about The Visa Machine / How does the website work?
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