If you’re hoping to get a student visa to go travelling around the world, you may be unaware of the restrictions and issues within certain countries. It’s always best to do research beforehand, as some countries have strict guidelines.
Here are 10 of the toughest countries to get into:


If you’re desperate to travel to Iran, there’s one way to do it. Firstly, you can travel to Kish Island, which is just off the mainland. There’s no need to get a visa in advance if you do it this way, but travelling directly is pretty much impossible without a visa. To get to Kish Island, you’ll need to fly to Dubai first.


To get into Russia, there will be a great deal of preparation required. You’ll be asked a series of questions to see whether you’re a suitable visa candidate and even then, you’re likely to get rejected. One way to obtain a visa is through an invitation letter from the hotel you have booked. If accepted, you can stay in the country for 30 days.


If you’re hoping to travel to Somalia, you can visit the north-west. You’ll need to obtain a visa through a difficult application process. Also, be aware of the current dangers.


Although the process of travelling to North Korea can be difficult, it’s not impossible. One of the simplest ways is to book a travel package through an agency, credited by the North Korean government. You will then need to fill out an online visa application. If you do all of this correctly, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.


If you wish to travel to Bhutan, the only way to do it is through a tour operator. Due to the fact that it’s such a small destination, finding airlines that actually fly there can be difficult, as well as the tough visa application procedure.


Libya is the toughest place to visit in the world. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll qualify for a visa, due to the strict bans on the majority of countries applying. If you’re determined, the only way to do it is through a licensed tour operator.


To receive a visa for Guinea-Bissau, you’ll need to fly to Lisbon and receive one the same day, which will be extremely pricey.


Due to the fact that Saudi Arabia is a wealthy country, they don’t rely on tourism for income, and therefore obtaining a visa can be a challenge. Women must be accompanied by a male, unmarried couples must be in groups, and if you have Israeli stamps in your passport, there is little chance at all that you’ll be accepted.


Nauru is the world’s smallest republic, therefore finding flights is like spotting a needle in a haystack. A visa is also needed, but the process can be extremely trialling.


Angola has strict guidelines regarding politics and demonstrations, and therefore if you intend to visit, you must respect the advice of local authorities for safety purposes. You’ll also need to apply for a visa which will take a number of weeks beforehand.

Visas UK

The UK is improving the number of visas it approves each year. Currently, approximately 3 million applications are being sorted through each year. Despite the fact that the UK tries to protect its borders, there are only a few simple steps to apply for a visa UK.
If you are hoping to visit the UK, the process is very straight forward.If you would like any further travel advice or UK visa information, please contact Zuvatu today. We can also provide help for a student visa UK and a UK visitor visa.