US Citizens, American passport holders do not need visas to enter and visit more than half the world's nations, countries and territories

By 2014, around 300 nations, countries, territories or political authorities existed in the world. Some require most or all visitors to apply for a visa before entering, like China*, India, Russia, Brazil and Nigeria.

However, US American citizens can enter 160 or more places without having a visa in their US passport. Business or non-tourist visits may still require a visa application from an embassy or reputable visa agency.

*China now has 72-hour (3-day) visa-free entry for tourists at Beijing Airport. US (and 44 other countries) citizens holding third country visas and onward flight tickets can apply for a transit without visa (TWOV). This would allow enough time to visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China without a Chinese visa.

Country List for US Citizen Entry Without a Visa, with Maximum Period of Stay in Days or Months

Below is a long list of countries that holders of valid* US passports can travel to, either without a visa, where a visa on arrival will be issued for a fee, (possibly photos required) or where free entry is given for a fixed period. This list is intended as a guide. While we do our best to keep up to date, always check your intended destinations with a reputable visa agency before booking tickets. Clicking on a blue country name will take you to a site with travel and tourist information as well as unbiased reviews of attractions and facilities.

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If you don't yet have your US passport, then application can take several weeks, not to mention the issue of any visas you may require.

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* Passport Expiry Date
Many countries require your passport to remain valid for several months; allow at least six months validity before you travel or apply for a visa. Also make sure your passport has sufficient free pages for visas and entry/departure stamps. A single country's visa often takes up a whole page in your passport.


 

COUNTRY LIST NO VISA REQUIRED ON A US PASSPORT

* For these countries a visa will need to be issued before arrival. If the country you want to visit is not on the list below, then you will require a visa.

On the list below or on the right, you can also click on any country name to get full visitor and travel information and advice, including attractions and accommodation deals.

Albania: No visa required but 10 Euro entry tax fee. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Andorra: Enter via Spain or France. Maximum stay of 90 days.

Anguilla: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Antigua and Barbuda: Maximum stay of 1 month.

Argentina: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Antarctica: No maximum stay noted. 

Armenia: Visa on arrival but only if arriving at Zvartnots Airport in Yerevan. Fee is 30 USD for a maximum stay of 21 days.

Aruba: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Austria: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Azerbaijan: Visa on arrival with 40 USD fee and passport photo. Maximum stay of 30 days and only for cities listed in visa.

Bahamas: Maximum stay of 1 month.

Bahrain: Visa on arrival with 13.50 USD (approx) fee. Maximum stay of 14 days.

Bali (Indonesia) : Visa on arrival - fee depends on length of stay, 7-30 days.

Barbados: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Belgium: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Belize: Maximum stay of 1 month.

Bermuda: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Bolivia: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Botswana: Maximum stay of 90 days.

*Brazil: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Brazil.

British Virgin Islands: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Brunei Darussalam: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Bulgaria: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Burma: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Myanmar (Burma). Visa on arrival 28 days $40 reinstated June 2012.

Cambodia: If arriving at international airports, visa on arrival with 20 USD fee and passport photo. Maximum stay of 1 month. Single 30 day tourist visa for both Thailand and Cambodia available from Dec 27, 2012. Cambodia also offers E-Visas.

Canada: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Cayman Islands: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Chile: Maximum stay of 90 days.

*China (PRC China): All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for China. However, see new 3-day TWOV (transit without visa) at the top of this page.

Colombia: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Comoros Islands: Visa on arrival at Immigration Office downtown - fee varies depending on length of stay.

Costa Rica Maximum stay of 90 days.

Cook Islands: Maximum stay of 31 days.

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast): Maximum stay of 90 days.

Croatia: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Cuba: Visa not required; however tourist card must be purchased at airline or travel agency for 25 USD prior to travel. Note that the US government restricts most forms of tourist travel to Cuba by American citizens. Tourist travel to Cuba via another country, such as Canada, may result in prosecution or fines by the US authorities. 

Cyprus & Northern Cyprus: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Czech Republic: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Denmark (including Faroe Islands & Greenland): Maximum stay of 90 days.

Djibouti: Visa on arrival - fee varies depending on length of stay. Maximum stay of 1 month.

Dominica: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Dominican Republic: No visa but tourist card issued for 10 USD fee. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Ecuador: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Egypt: Visa on arrival - fee 15 USD. Maximum stay of 30 days.

El Salvador: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Equatorial Guinea: No Maximum stay indicated.

Eritrea: Visa on arrival and passport photo required - fee varies. Maximum stay of 1 month.

Eritrea: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Ethiopia: Visa on arrival and 2 passport photos required - fee varies. Maximum stay of 3 months.

Faroe Islands: Maximum stay of 90 days (Denmark). 

Fiji: Maximum stay of 4 months.

Finland: Maximum stay of 3 months.

France (including Monaco): Maximum stay of 3 months.

French Guiana: Maximum stay of 3 months.

French Polynesia: Maximum stay of 1 month.

French Antilles/Caribbean/West Indies: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Georgia: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Germany: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Gibraltar: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Greece: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Greenland: Maximum stay of 90 days (Denmark). 

Grenada: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Guam: US Territory.

Guatemala: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Guyana: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Haiti: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Honduras: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Hong Kong: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Hungary: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Iceland: Maximum stay of 3 months.

*India: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for India.

Indonesia: Visa on arrival - fee varies depending on length of stay. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Ireland (Eire): Maximum stay of 3 months.

Israel (including Palestinian Territories): Maximum stay of 3 months.

Italy (including San Marino): Maximum stay of 3 months.

Jamaica: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Japan: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Jordan: Visa on arrival for fee of 10 Jordanian Dollars (free if part of licensed tour group.) Maximum stay of 3 months.

*Korea (North): Visa is REQUIRED. Available only in Beijing, China or Paris, France.

Korea (South): Maximum stay of 1 month.

Kosovo: Enter via Serbia. Maximum stay of 90 days.

Kuwait: Visa on arrival for fee of 5 Kuwait Dollars. Maximum stay of 3 months.

Kyrgyzstan: Visa on arrival for fee of 35 USD. Maximum stay of 1 month.

Laos (Lao People's Democratic Republic): Visa on arrival 30 days $35.

Latvia: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Lebanon: Visa on arrival for free if staying 1 month or less.

Lesotho: Maximum stay of 14 days.

Liechtenstein: Same as Switzerland. Maximum stay of 90 days.

Lithuania: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Luxembourg: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Macau: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Macedonia (former FYROM): Maximum stay of 3 months.

Malawi: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Malaysia: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Maldives: Visa on arrival for fee of MVR 750 (Local Currency) for maximum stay of 30 days.

Malta: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Mariana Islands: US Territory 

Marshall Islands: No visa required.

Mauritius: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Mexico: Maximum stay of 6 months. Tourist card may be required depending on location of travel within Mexico.

Micronesia: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Moldova: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Mongolia: Maximum stay of 90 days. Visitors must register with police department within 10 days
of arrival.

Montserrat: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Morocco: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Mozambique: Visa on arrival for 25 USD. Maximum stay of 30 days.

*Myanmar: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Myanmar (Burma). Visa on arrival 28 days $40 reinstated June 2012.

Namibia: (former South West Africa) Maximum stay of 3 months.

Nepal: Visa on arrival. Fee varies depending on length of stay. Maximum stay of 150 days.

Netherlands Holland, including Netherlands Antilles: Maximum stay of 3 months.

New Caledonia: Maximum stay of 1 month.

New Zealand: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Nicaragua: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Niger: Visa on arrival (fee) and 2 passport photos. Maximum stay of 1 month.

*Nigeria: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Nigeria.

Niue: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Norway: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Oman: Visa on arrival. Fee for 6 OMR (Local Currency). Maximum stay of 1 month.

Palau: Visa not required for stays up to 30 days.

Panama: Visa not required but tourist card is required for 5 USD. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Papua New Guinea: Visa on arrival for 500 PGK (Local Currency) for a maximum stay of 60 days. Must arrive at Jackson International. Airport or Kagamuga Airport.

Peru: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Philippines: Maximum stay of 21 days.

Poland: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Portugal: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Puerto Rico: US Territory

Qatar: Visa on arrival for 55 QAR (Local Currency). Maximum stay of 21 days.

Reunion Island: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Romania: Maximum stay of 90 days.

*Russia: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Russia.

Rwanda: Visa on arrival for no charge. Maximum stay of 3 months.

Samoa (Western): Visa not required but visitor permit must be obtained on arrival. Maximum stay of 60 days.

Samoa (American): US Territory

Senegal: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Serbia and Montenegro: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Seychelles: Visa not required but visitor permit to be obtained on arrival. Maximum stay 1 month.

Singapore: Visa not required. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Slovak Republic: Maximum stay of 90 days. 

Slovenia: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Solomon Islands: Visa not required but visitor permit to be obtained on arrival. Maximum stay 3 months.

South Africa: Maximum stay of 90 days.

Spain: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Sri Lanka: Visa on arrival - fee unknown. Maximum stay of 30 days.

St. Kitts-Nevis: Maximum stay of 3 months.

St. Lucia: Maximum stay of 6 months.

St. Vincent and The Grenadines: Maximum stay of 1 month.

Swaziland: Maximum stay of 2 months.

Sweden: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Switzerland: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Taiwan: Visa not required if arriving at Taipei Chiang Kai Shek or Kaohsiung Airport. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Tanzania: Visa on arrival for 50 USD. Check visa with immigration officer for maximum stay.

Thailand: Stamp on arrival for stay of 30 days by air; 14 by land. Single 14 day extension. Single 30 day tourist visa for both Thailand and Cambodia available from Dec 27, 2012.

Timor Leste (East Timor): Visa on arrival for 30 USD. Maximum stay of 30 days.

Togo: Visa on arrival - fee not specified. Maximum stay of 7 days.

Tonga: Visa on arrival for no charge. Maximum stay of 31 days.

Transnistria: Enter via
Moldova.

Trinidad & Tobago: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Tunisia: Maximum stay of 4 months.

Turkey: Visa on arrival for fee of 20 USD. Maximum stay of 3 months.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Maximum stay of 3 months.

Turks & Caicos Islands: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Tuvalu: Visa on arrival - no fee specified. Maximum stay of 1 month.

Uganda: Visa on arrival - fee varies depending on length of stay.

Ukraine: Maximum stay of 90 days.

United Arab Emirates: Visa on arrival - no fee specified. Maximum stay of 1 month.

United Kingdom: Maximum stay of 6 months.

Uruguay: Maximum stay of 3 months.

*Uzbekistan: All US visitors REQUIRE a visa for Uzbekistan.

Vanuatu: Maximum stay of 30 days.

Vatican City: Enter via
Italy

Venezuela: Visa not required but tourist card must be obtained on aircraft. Maximum stay of 90 days.

Vietnam: Visa issued on arrival only with 'pre-approval' from an Embassy application.

Virgin Islands (USA): US Territory.

Virgin Islands (UK): Maximum stay of 30 days.

Yemen: Visa on arrival for 10,500 YER (Local Currency). Maximum stay of 1 month.

Zambia: Visa on arrival - fee varies depending on length of stay.

Zimbabwe: Visa on arrival - fee varies. Maximum stay of 3 months.

If you don't see a country listed above, a visa will probably be needed.


Note that if you need a visa for a longer period than the maximum times above, or you need visas for several countries, doing it yourself could take several weeks.

Using an authorized independent service can save you both time, money and a lot of inconvenience by having ALL your US passport visa applications processed at the same time.

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