Ever wonder if you, as an American, need to apply for a visa before visiting China? Or perhaps you’re a German national wondering how long you can get a visa to trek through India. Or as a Canadian doing a family trip (with a Chinese wife and kids born in the US and thus US citizens), thinking how difficult it would be to drive across eastern Europe?
Emirates, the flagship airline of Dubai, has an excellent online tool for answering all of those questions and more — the innocently titled Find Visa Requirements page of Emirates.com allows you to input your nationality, place of residence, and countries that you will transit or visit, to receive a full explanation of what you can get on arrival, what must be applied for in advance, and the length of any visa. While it naturally shouldn’t be treated as the gospel on what visas are required, it is a very handy guide to knowing what to expect when seeking to travel, and seeking to get a visa beforehand.