Everyone requires a visa. Single-entry tourist visas last 28 days.
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A few remote destinations are accessible only by plane or boat, but many others, including key tourist sites, can be reached by road or rail. Poor, overstretched infrastructure means travellers must have patience and a tolerance for discomfort.
Flights Fast; reasonably reliable schedules; the safety record of local airlines is much better than it was.
Bus Frequent; reliable services; speed depends on state of road and bus; overnight trips save on accommodation.
Car Total flexibility but can be expensive; some destinations require a government-approved guide and driver.
Boat Chance to interact with locals and pleasant for sightseeing, but slow, uncomfortable and only covers a few destinations.
Train Interaction with locals and countryside views, but uncomfortable, slow and with long delays.