World-Wide Visa Requirements for American (U.S.) Passport Holders

Visas

Every Country Has Different Visa Requirements

The table in the post shows the various visa requirements of different countries regarding U.S. Passport holders. The factors vary based on the destination country, the number of days in country, the type of visit (business or tourism), and the type of visas available in that specific country.

U.S. Passport Holders

Advantages of a U.S. Passport

As you may already know, those who hold a U.S. Passport have certain advantages. Among these advantages are; convenience, reduced documentation, and additional identification.

Convenience

Convenience is one of, if not the, biggest benefit of holding a United States Passport. The U.S. Passport has traditionally been known as one of the most powerful travel documents on the planet. Many countries allow U.S. Passport holders to enter the country without needing a an entry visa or an exit visa. A passport also allows you to get assistance from the U.S. government when you are outside of the geographical borders of the United States.

Reduced Documentation

In order to get a passport, you must provide certain documents that attest to who you are. Some examples of the type of necessary documentation is; original proof of citizenship, an acceptable photo identification document, or a photocopy of the front and back of the proof of citizenship and photo ID documents. The result is that, often, the passport is the only identifying documented that you need on hand due to the documentation required to obtain one. The benefit is that there is less risk of loss and damage to those original documents that the passport can (in many cases) replace.

Additional Identification

One of the great things about a U.S. passport is that it is an uber valid photo identification document. In the grand scheme of things, it is much more useful than just international travel. It can function like any other government issued ID for the purposes like; proving a persons age, appearance, or other identification needs. And, obviously, it must be seen as not just a substitute ID but also an additional ID in situations in which more than one form of identification is needed.

A U.S. Passport is Powerful But Not Absolute

As you’ve just read, a United States passport is both a powerful and a useful document to have in your possession. It provides a level of convenience. It also eliminates the need to carry other documents on your person (that could be torn, lost, or damaged), and it serves as an additional form of identification when needed. An American may travel to many countries around the world with only a passport. But, a passport is not a substitute for a visa. It’s important that we understand the difference.

U.S.Passport Advantages

There are distinct advantages to be gained by holding a United States Passport. Most commonly, these advantages fall into the category of either; convenience, reduced documentation to carry, and additional identification.

A Passport vs A Visa

A passport and a visa, at their core, serve exactly the opposite purpose. Although, they both are designed to allow entrance to a country. A passport is ultimately that documented that allows you to return to your home country. Meanwhile, a visa is ultimately the document that allows you to gain entry to a foreign country.

Traditionally, visa documentation was made part of the passport creating a combined document consisting of the passport book with visas stamped or applied to the pages within. One could then look at the booklet and ascertain a person’s international traveling history during the life of that particular passport.

As the visa is the documentation that will allow you to gain entry to a foreign country, it is the foreign country that controls the issuing of the visa. Each country has differing requirements and time limitations regarding their visas. You can see specific time specific criteria in the table below.

Types of Visas

We must also realize that a visa is not a one size (or type) fits all document. Often, we obtain different types of visas depending on our purpose for entering a foreign country (business or tourism). In addition, there are specific types of visas in terms of how the documented is created (e-visa, online visa, electronic travel authorization, etc.).

Business

A business visa is an authorization of the designated country/countries of destination that grants citizens of other countries permission to do business in their country. The business visa holder is not required to be a citizen of the designated country in order to follow their business agenda but there are limitations as to what they can and can not do.

For example, a business visa to the United States would allow a foreign national to; attend business or professional conferences or conventions, consult with business associates, negotiate contracts, purchase goods or materials, appear as a witness in court trials, and undertake independent research.

Tourism

A Tourist Visa permits allows foreign nationals to enter into the destination country for a specified period of time for the purposes of tourism. Different countries have drastically different requirements as well as limitations.

E-Visas / Online Visa

E-visa is short for electronic visa. An electronic visa is an official document which is issued by a destination country to allow international passengers to enter and travel across the nation. Applicants obtain their visas electronically after entering required information and making payments online by a credit or debit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover). Once approved, your e-Visa confirmation will be emailed to you and may be downloaded to your device. Immigration control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-Visa on their system.

Electronic Travel Authority

The electronic travel authorization (ETA) is an online pre-screening of people who travel to a destination country by air without a visa. The purpose of the ETA It’s supposed to help catch people who might pose a security risk or who might stay in the country longer than is legal. This is because these travellers haven’t gone through the formal vetting process required by those who need to get a visa. 

Travel Visa on Arrival

Normally, visa applications in advance of arrival give destination countries an opportunity to evaluate the applicant’s circumstances, such as financial security, reason for travel, and details of previous visits to the country. In contrast, visas on arrival (VOA), are granted at a port of entry. No visa in advance is required, but the visitor must still obtain the visa on arrival before proceeding to immigration control.

Locate a country that you wish to visit in the chart below to see the visa requirements for that country. You may also type the country name into the search box on the top right of the table to locate the result faster.

World-Wide Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

Days Before Visa Required...1143090180Issue on ArrivalE-Visa / Online Visa
Visa Type(B)
Business
(T)
Tourism
(ETA)
Electronic
AfghanistanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
AlbaniaB, TB, T
AlgeriaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
AndorraB, TB, T
AngolaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
AnguillaB, TB, T
Antigua and BarbudaBB, TB, T
ArgentinaB, TB, T
ArmeniaB, T
ArubaB, TB, T
AustraliaETAETAETAETA B, TETA B, T
AustriaB, TB, T
AzerbaijanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
BahamasBB, T (240 days)
BahrainB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
BangladeshB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
BarbadosB, T
BelarusB, TB, TB, T
BelgiumB, TB, T
Belize
BeninB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
Bermuda
BhutanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
BoliviaBBBB, TB, T
Bonaire, St. Eustatius, & SabaB, TB, T
Bosnia HerzegovinaB, TB, T
BotswanaB, TB, T
Brazil
British Virgin IslandsB, TB, T
Brunei DarissalamB, TB, T
BulgariaB, TB, T
Burkina FasoB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
BurundiB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
CambodiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
CameroonB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
CanadaB, T
Cape VerdeB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Cayman IslandsB, TB, TB, T
Central African RepublicB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
ChadB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
ChileB, TB, T
ChinaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
ColombiaBBBBB
Comores IslandsB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
CongoB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Cook IslandsB, TB, TB, T
Costa RicaB, TB, T
Cote D’IvoireB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
CroatiaB, TB, T
CubaTourist Card RequiredTourist Card RequiredTourist Card RequiredTourist Card RequiredTourist Card Required
CuracaoB, TB, T
CyprusB, TB, T
Czech RepublicB, TB, T
Democratic Republic of the CongoB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
DenmarkB, TB, T
DjiboutiB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
DominicaB, TB, T
Dominican RepublicBBB, TB, TB, T
EcuadorB, TB, T
EgyptB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
El SalvadorB, TB, T
Equatorial GuineaB, TB, T
EritreaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
EstoniaB, TB, T
EthiopiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
FijiB, T @ 120 DAYSB, T
FinlandB, TB, T
FranceB, TB, T
French GuianaB, TB, T
French PolynesiaB, TB, T
French West IndiesB, TB, T
GabonB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
GambiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
GeorgiaB, TB, T
GermanyB, TB, T
GhanaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
GibraltarB, T
GreeceB, TB, T
GreenlandB, TB, T
GrenadaB, TB, T
GuadeloupeB, TB, T
GuatemalaB, TB, T
Guinea BissauB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
Guinea, Republic ofB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
GuyanaB, TB, T
HaitiB, TB, T
HondurasB, TB, T
Hong Kong, ChinaB, TB, T
HungaryB, TB, T
IcelandB, TB, T
IndiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
IndonesiaB, TB, TB, T
IranB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
IraqB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Ireland
IsraelB, TB, T
ItalyB, TB, T
JamaicaB, T
JapanB, TB, T
JordanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
KazakhstanB, TB, TB, T
KenyaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
KiribatiBB, T @ 120 DAYSB, T
Korea - NorthTravel RestrictedTravel RestrictedTravel RestrictedTravel RestrictedTravel Restricted
Korea, Republic of (South)B, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
KosovoB, TB, T
KuwaitB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
Kyrgystan
LaosB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
LatviaB, TB, T
LebanonB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
LesothoB, TB, TB, TB, T
LiberiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
LibyaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
LiechtensteinB, TB, T
LithuaniaB, TB, T
LuxembourgB, TB, T
Macau, ChinaB, TB, TB, T
MacedoniaB, TB, T
MadagascarB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
MalawiB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
MalaysiaB, TB, T
MaldivesB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
MaliB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
MaltaB, TB, T
Marshall IslandsB, TB, T
MartiniqueB, TB, T
MauritaniaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
MauritiusB, TB, T
MexicoB, T
MicronesiaB, TB, TB, T
MoldovaB, TB, T
MonacoB, TB, T
MongoliaB, TB, T
MontenegroB, TB, T
MontserratB, TB, T
MoroccoB, TB, T
MozambiqueB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
Myanmar (Burma)B, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
NamibiaBBBB, TB, T
NauruB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
NepalB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
NetherlandsB, TB, T
New CaledoniaB, TB, TB, T
New ZealandETAETAETAETA, B, TETA, B, TYES
NicaraguaB, TB, T
NigerB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
NigeriaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
NiueB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
NorwayB, TB, T
OmanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
PakistanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
PalauB, T
Panama
Papua New GuineaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
ParaguayB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
PeruBBBBB, T @ 183 Days
PhilippinesBBB, TB, TB, T
Pitcairn IslandsB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
PolandB, TB, T
PortugalB, TB, T
QatarB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Reunion IslandB, TB, T
RomaniaB, TB, T
RussiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
RwandaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
Saint BarthélemyB, TB, T
Saint Kitts and NevisB, T
Saint LuciaB, TB, TB, T
Saint MartinB, TB, T
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesB, TB, TB, T
Samoa (American)
San Marino
Sao Tome & PrincipeBB, TB, TB, TB, T
Saudi ArabiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
Senegal
SerbiaB, TB, T
SeychellesB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Sierra LeoneB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
SingaporeB, TB, T
Sint MarteenB, TB, T
SlovakiaB, TB, TB, T
SloveniaB, TB, T
Solomon IslandsB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
SomaliaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
South AfricaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
South SudanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
SpainB, TB, T
Sri LankaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
SudanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
SurinameB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
Swaziland (Eswatini)B, TB, TB, T
SwedenB, TB, T
SwitzerlandB, TB, T
SyriaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Taiwan, ChinaB, TB, T
TajikistanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
TanzaniaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
ThailandBBB, TB, TB, T
The VaticanB, TB, T
Timor-LesteB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
TogoB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
TongaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
Trinidad and TobagoTT
TunisiaB, T @ 120 DAYSB, T
TurkeyB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
TurkmenistanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
Turks and Caicos IslandsTB, T
TuvaluB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
UgandaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
UkraineB, TB, T
United Arab EmiratesB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
United KingdomB, T
UruguayB, TB, T
UzbekistanB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
VanuatuB, TB, TB, T
VenezuelaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
VietnamB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYES
Western SomoaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
YemenB, TB, TB, TB, TB, T
ZambiaB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES
ZimbabweB, TB, TB, TB, TB, TYESYES

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Visa Details and Reciprocity by Country

Nonimmigrant visa applicants from certain countries or areas of authority may be required to pay a visa issuance fee after their application is approved. These fees are based on the principle of reciprocity: when a foreign government imposes fees on U.S. citizens for certain types of visas, the United States will impose a reciprocal fee on citizens of that country/area of authority for similar types of visas.

Afghanistan

There is no visa required for visitors who were born in Afghanistan. If you travel to Afghanistan on a military aircraft and later wish to leave via commercial airline, you must “legalize” your stay by obtaining a visa. All visitors to the country must be fingerprinted. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Afghanistan.

Albania

Visitors to Albania may stay for up to 1 year.

Algeria

You may be denied entry to Algeria if your passport indicates that you have been to Israel in the past. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Algeria.

Andorra

Visitors may enter the country of Andorra without a visa and may stay in the country for a period of 3 months. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Andorra.

Angola

Visitors to Angola who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested pre-visa from the consulates of Angola abroad, are then issued a visa upon arrival at Angola’s border checkpoints. Visitors may stay for a maximum total stay of 90 days within a one year period. Additional requirements are; having printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, a return/onward ticket, and have a hotel reservation confirmation.

Anguilla

Visitors to Anguilla may stay for a period up to 90 days. No visa is required.

Antigua and Barbuda

A visa is not required to visit Antigua and Barbuda, however, they do strictly enforce the rules regarding proof of sufficient funds, a return ticket, and planned accommodations.

Argentina

A visa is not required but visitors to Argentina are fingerprinted and photographed upon entry to the country and may stay for a period of up to 90 days. This time limit can be extended to a period up to 180 days with proper authorization.

Armenia

A visa is not required and visitors may stay in Armenia for a period of up to 180 days.

Aruba

A visa is not required for entry into Aruba, however, the stay is limited to a period of up to 90 days within any year period. In addition, this 90 days limitation is cumulative consisting of the time spent in Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten combined.

Australia

Electronic travel authority is required for entry into Australia. Visitors may stay for a period of up to 90 days on each visit within a 12-month period if granted. Visitors may enter using SmartGate (automated self service border control system). A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Australia.

Austria

No visa is required for entry into Austria, however, visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Austria.

Azerbaijan

A visa is issued upon arrival to Azerbaijan. If you plan to stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than ten days, you must register at the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan within three days of arrival in Azerbaijan. Applicants of Armenian ancestry or with Armenian visas in their passport may not obtain a visa. You can obtain a 30 days visa on arrival only if arriving on a direct flight of Azerbaijan Airlines from New York City.

Bahamas

No visa is required for entry to the Bahamas and visitors may stay for a period up to 8 months. In addition to a passport book, Americans may travel with Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License valid for Sea Travel.

Bahrain

A visa may be issued on arrival for entry into Bahrain. Visitors may stay for a period of up to 14 days. A visa may also be obtained in advance online.

Bangladesh

A visa may be issued on arrival for entry into Bangladesh. Visas are available at Shahjalal International Airport, Shah Amanat International Airport and Osmani International Airport. A visa is not required for Bangladeshi Americans. Visitors should note that a departure tax applies when leaving the country.

Barbados

No visa is required for entry into Barbados and travelers may stay for a period of up to 6 months.

Belarus

A visa is not required for entry into Belarus if you arrive and depart via Minsk International Airport (unless you are traveling to or from Russia). Travelers may stay for a period of up to 30 days but, if you are staying for longer than 5 days, you must register upon arrival. If you are planning to stay more than 30 calendar days or if you enter or exit at border crossings other than the Minsk Airport, a visa will be required.
-Visa-free visits to Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park for up to 3 days.
-Visa-free visits to the Grodno and Augustow Canal visa-free zone for up to 5 days.
-No transit without a visa under any circumstance.

Belgium

A visa is not required for entry into Belgium. Travelers may stay for a period of up to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Belgium.

Belize

A visa is not required for entry into Belize and a traveler may stay for a period of up to 180 days. Travelers should also note that a departure tax is required when leaving the country.

Benin

An e-Visa may be obtained for entry into Benin and are available for periods of 30 or 90 days. An International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) is required for entry into the country.

Bermuda

A visa is not required for entry into Bermuda and visitors may stay for a period of up to 6 months. The visa length is decided upon arrival.

Bhutan

All visitors to Bhutan must pay $250 per day non-negotiable minimum daily tariff. Visas are issued only to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Bhutan.

Bolivia

A visa is not a required for entry into Bolivia and visitors may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Bonaire, St. Eustatius, & Saba

A visa is not required to enter Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Visitors may stay for a cumulative period of 90 days within any 1 year period. Total visit time would not exceed 90 days in Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten combined.

Bosnia Herzegovina

No visa is required for entry to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travelers can remain in country for a period of up to 90 days within any 6-month period. You must register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival.

Botswana

No visa is required for entry into Botswana. Visitors may remain in Botswana for a period of up to 90 days within any 1 year period.

Brazil

A visa is not required for entry into Brazil. Travelers may spend up to a period of 90 days per visit, but visits may not exceed a total of 180 days per year.

British Virgin Islands

A visa is not required for entry into the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Travelers may stay in BVI for up to 30 days. Extensions of the 30 day limit are possible.

Brunei Darissalam

A visa is not required for entry into Brunei and travelers may remain in country for periods of up to 90 days. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Brunei.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria does not require a visa for entry into the country. Travelers may spend up to a period of 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers.

Burkina Faso

A visa may be issued on arrival for entry into Burkina Faso. Travelers may remain for a period of up to 1 month. In addition, an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Burundi

A visa is required for entry into Burundi. All travelers entering the country must be fingerprinted. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Burundi.

Cambodia

A visa may be issued on arrival for entry into Cambodia. A visa may also be obtained online. Visitors may remain in Cambodia for a period of up to 30 days. It should be noted that all visitors are fingerprinted on arrival to and departure from Cambodia.

Cameroon

A visa is required for entry into Cameroon. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination and current immunization records are required. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Cameroon.

Canada

A visa is not required for entry into Canada, however, anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol-related driving offenses in the US) may not be able to enter Canada without first obtaining an approval for rehabilitation or a Temporary Resident Permit. In addition to a passport book, entry into Canada can be gained using a Passport Card, NEXUS card, or Enhanced Driver’s License valid for Land and Sea Travel. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Canada.

Cape Verde

No visa is required to enter into Cape Verde, however, you must register online at least five days prior to your arrival. Visitors may remain in Cape Verde for a period of up to 30 days.

Cayman Islands

A visa is not required for entry into the Cayman Islands. Travelers may remain for a period of up to 6 months.

Central African Republic

A visa is required for entry into Cameroon. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 180 days. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Chad

A visa is required for entry into Chad and an International Certificate of Vaccination required as well. You must register at least 72 hours prior to your arrival (registration is good for the life of the passport). A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Chad.

Chile

A visa is not required for entry into Chile and entrants may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Chile.

China

China has visa requirements and registration is mandatory within 24 hours of your arrival. Additionally, all visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure between the ages of 14 and 70. There are exceptions in which a visa is not required which include;

  • 24-hour visit without a visa when in transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou Changle International Airport, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, Mudanjiang Hailang Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport).
  • 72-hour visit without a visa when in transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin.
  • 144-hours visit without a visa when in transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi’an.

Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan do count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours visa-free transit (TWOV) policies. Visas for U.S. citizens are valid for up to 10 years. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and China.

Colombia

A visa is not required to enter Colombia. Travelers may stay for a period of up to 90 days, however, this period is extendable up to 180 days within a one-year period. Colombian-born U.S. citizens and U.S. citizens traveling with children may face special exit requirements.

Comores Islands

Entrants to the Comoros Islands may receive a visa on arrival.

Congo

A visa is required for entry into the Congo. An International Certificate of Vaccination is required. Furthermore, a letter of invitation or written proof of a hotel reservation is required as well. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Congo.

Cook Islands

No visa is required for entry into the Cook Islands and visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 31 days.

Costa Rica

No visa is required for entry into Costa Rica. Visits may be up to 90 days in length. A departure tax will apply when leaving the country.

Cote D’Ivoire

An e-Visa is required for entry into Côte d’Ivoire and e-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport. Visitors may stay for a period of up to 3 months. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Croatia

Visits to Croatia are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. A visa is not required but registration with the local police is mandatory within 24 hours of your arrival. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.

Cuba

A tourist card is required for travel to Cuba. Visitors may stay in Cuba for a period of up to 30 days, however, an extension granting an additional 30 day period is possible making 60 days the maximum amount of time in country. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Cuba.

Curacao

A visa is not required for entry into Curacao, however, the stay is limited to a period of up to 90 days within any year period. In addition, this 90 days limitation is cumulative consisting of the time spent in Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten combined.

Cyprus

A visa is not required for entry into Cyprus but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers.

Czech Republic

A visa is not required for entry into the Czech Republic but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Czech Republic.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A visa is required for entry into the Democratic Republic of the Congo and it must be issued at the DR Congo embassy in Washington D.C. Visitors must register upon arrival. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination required. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Denmark

A visa is not required for US citizens to enter Denmark and they may stay for up to 90 days every six months, regardless of whether they have stayed in other Schengen countries (except other Nordic countries) prior to entry into Denmark. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Denmark.

Djibouti

An e Visa is required for entry into Djibouti. Travelers may stay for a period of up to 31 days.

Dominica

A visa is not required for entry into Dominica. Travelers may stay in Dominica for a period of up to 6 months. A departure tax applies when leaving the country.

Dominican Republic

A visa is not required for entry in the Dominican Republic and visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 30 days. This period is extendable to up to 90 days with approval. In addition to you passport book, entry may be gained using either a Passport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Sea Travel.

Ecuador

A visa is not required for entrance into Ecuador. Visitors may stay for a up to a 90 day period (extendable to 180 days) once per year.

Egypt

An e Visa is required for entry into Egypt which may be issued on arrival and for a period of up to 30 days when arriving by air. Exceptions to this is that tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheikh, Saint Catherine or Taba airports and remaining in the Sinai resorts do not require a visa up to 15 days.

El Salvador

A visa is not required for entrance to El Salvador. Travelers may stay there for a period of up to 3 months.

Equatorial Guinea

A visa is not required for entry into Equatorial Guinea. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days. It should be noted that an International Certificate of Vaccination will be required if you are traveling to Equatorial Guinea from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Eritrea

A visa is required for entry into Eritrea and an airport departure tax applies when leaving by air. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Eritrea.

Estonia

A visa is not required for entry into Estonia but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Estonia.

Ethiopia

An eVisa is required for entry into Ethiopia and may be obtained on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days with travelers able to remain in the country for a maximum of 90 days. In addition, all visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival.

Fiji

A visa is not required to gain entry into Fiji. Travelers may remain in Fiji for a period of up to 4 months.

Finland

A visa is not required for entry into Estonia but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Estonia.

France

A visa is not required for entry into France but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. Also, a bilateral agreement that was established before the introduction of the Schengen area may permit a visitor to stay in France regardless of the number of days spent in other Schengen countries. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and France.

French Guiana

Entry into French Guiana can be gained without a visa and visitors to the country may remain for a period of up to 3 months.

French Polynesia

A visa is not required to visit French polynesia. Travelers are limited to a 90 day stay within a 180 day period.

French West Indies

The French West Indies is comprised of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy. No visa is required to enter the French West Indies. Travelers are permitted to remain for a period of up to 3 months.

Gabon

An eVisa is required for entry into Gabon and may be issued on arrival. Entry for electronic visa holders is conditional upon arrival via Libreville International Airport. Travelers my remain in Gabon for a period of up to 6 months. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination required.

Gambia

A visa is required for entry to Gambia and an International Certificate of Vaccination is required as well.

Georgia

Travelers may enter Georgia without a visa and remain for a period of up to 1 year provided they hold proof of health insurance coverage.

Germany

A visa is not required for entry into Germany but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Germany.

Ghana

A visa is required for entry to Ghana and an International Certificate of Vaccination is required as well. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Ghana.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar has no visa requirements.

Greece

A visa is not required for entry into Greece but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Greece.

Greenland

Greenland does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Grenada

Greenland does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days. This 90 day limit may be extended with approval.

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Guatemala

Guatemala does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days. An exit tax is required when leaving Guatemala by air.

Guinea Bissau

An eVisa is required for entry into Guinea Bissau. Visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 90 days. Visitors to Guinea Bissau must apply for a visa on arrival in advance or online.

Guyana

Guyana does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Haiti

Haiti does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Honduras

Honduras does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Hungary

A visa is not required for entry into Hungary but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Hungary.

Iceland

A visa is not required for entry into Iceland but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Iceland.

India

An eVisa is required for entry into India. Entry is permitted on the basis that eVisa holders arrive via 26 designated airports or 3 designated seaports. Travelers are allowed to remain for a period of up to 60 days. An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year and there is a $100 fee along with bank surcharge of 2.5% with confirmation that must be shown at the border where a visa on arrival is issued. In addition, all visitors are fingerprinted. It should also be noted that American citizens are eligible for a ten-year, multiple-entry tourist visa with the exception of American citizens of Pakistani heritage (must apply for a regular visa).

Indonesia

Indonesia does not have a visa requirement and those who visit may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Iran

A visa is required for entry into Iran. Iranian visas must be obtained from the Special Interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C. or an Iranian embassy in other parts of the world. When entering Iran, all US visitors are fingerprinted and photographed upon entry. Additionally, independent travelers must be accompanied by an authorized guide at all times. Kish Island is an exception and a tourist visa is not required. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Iran.

Iraq

Iraq requires a visa for entry. Some U.S. citizens will be required to obtain an exit stamp at a Residency Office before departing the country. Those planning to stay for more than 10 days must also obtain a residency stamp. Visitors who come as part of a government-sponsored tour, can obtain a visa on arrival (upon presentation of proper paperwork from the government) at Baghdad International Airport for $80 + 1250 Iraqi dinar. Visitors to Iraq are not required to obtain any other permits (including for Iraqi Kurdistan) nor must they submit blood tests. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Iraq.

Ireland

A visa is not required to gain entry to Ireland. Travelers may stay for a period of up to 3 months. It should be noted that Ireland strictly applies immigration rules regarding providing proof of the reason for the trip, possession of sufficient funds for the stay, a return ticket, and planned accommodations. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Ireland.

Israel

A visa is not required for entry to Israel and travelers main remain for a period of up to 3 months. Note: dual nationals of Israel and the United States who don’t have an Israeli passport (including infants) may be required to obtain an Israeli passport in order to leave Israel. Additionally, any person “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel” is not allowed to enter the country.

Italy

A visa is not required for entry into Italy but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Italy.

Jamaica

A visa is not required to enter Jamaica. Travelers may remain for a period of up to 6 months. A departure tax is levied when leaving the country which is typically included in the airfare.

Japan

A visa is not required to enter Japan and travelers may remain in Japan for a period of up to 90 days. All visitors are fingerprinted upon entry as well. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Japan.

Jordan

A visa is required to gain entry to Jordan and may be issued on arrival. Visitors can get a visa at most international ports of entry and at most international land border crossings (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge crossing). A stay is limited to a period of up to 30 days. Additionally, an iris scan is taken on arrival and departure.

Kazakhstan

A visa is not required for entry to Kazakhstan and visitors may remain for a period of up to 30 days.

Kenya

An eVisa is required for entry into Kenya and may be obtained upon arrival. Visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 3 months. An International Certificate of Vaccination is “recommended”. Visitors to Kenya must also submit to fingerprinting on arrival and departure.

Kiribati

A visa is not required for entry to Kiribati, Visitors may remain for a period of up to 30 days. An Airport Embarkation Tax (departure tax) applis when leaving the country by air.

Korea – North

Travel to North Korea is restricted. A visa is required for entry into the country. U.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before they can travel to North Korea. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and North Korea.

Korea, Republic of (South)

A visa is not required for travel to South Korea and visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days. In addition, all visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and South Korea.

Kosovo

A visa is not required for entry to Kosovo, Visitors may remain for a period of up to 90 days.

Kuwait

An eVisa is required to gain entry to Kuwait which may be issued on arrival. Visitors may stay in Kuwait for a period of up to 3 months.

Kyrgystan

No visa is required to enter Kyrgyzstan. Travelers may remain in country for a period of up to 60 days.

Laos

An eVisa is required for entry to Laos and may be issued on arrival at international airports (Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane) as well as at 4 land borders and 13 border crossings. An eVisa may also be obtained at Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane, which connects to the train station in Nongkai, Thailand. In addition, the entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders. Travelers may remain in country for a period of up to 30 days (extendable up to 60 days).

Latvia

A visa is not required for entry into Latvia but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. Also, a bilateral agreement that was established before the introduction of the Schengen area may permit a visitor to stay in Latvia regardless of the number of days spent in other Schengen countries.A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Latvia.

Lebanon

A visa is required to gain entry to Lebanon and may be issued on arrival (free). Travelers may remain in Lebanon for a period of up to 1 month (extendable for 2 additional months). A visa is issued free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal Additional requirements include; holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non refundable return or circle trip ticket.

Lesotho

A visa is not required to enter Lesotho and visitors may remain for a period of up to 14 days (extendable up to 180 days).

Liberia

A visa is required for entry into the Liberia. An International Certificate of Vaccination is also required. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Liberia.

Libya

A visa is required for entry into the Libya. Travelers heading to Libya for touristic purposes are required to convert US $1,000 or the equivalent on arrival. Those who hold passports bearing an Israeli visa or entry/exit stamps from Israel will be refused entry into the country. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Liberia.

Liechtenstein

A visa is not required for entry into Liechtenstein but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Liechtenstein.

Lithuania

A visa is not required for entry into Lithuania but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. In addition, medical insurance is a requirement for entry. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Lithuania.

Luxembourg

A visa is not required for entry into Luxembourg but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Luxembourg.

Macau, China

No visa is required for entry into Macau and visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 30 days.

Macedonia

No visa is required for entry into Macedonia and visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 90 days. Registration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory.

Madagascar

An eVisa is required for entry to Madagascar and may be issued on arrival. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days.

Malawi

An eVisa is required for entry into Malawi and may be issued on arrival. Travelers are encouraged to obtain a eVisa for Malawi in advance.

Malaysia

A visa is not required for entry to Malaysia and travelers may remain in country for a period of up to 3 months. All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure. It should be noted that immigration offenses (like overstaying your visa) are punishable by caning.

Maldives

A visa is required to gain entry to the Maldives. The visa may be issued on arrival (free). Visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 30 days (extendable to 90 days).

Mali

A visa is required to enter Mali as well as as an International Certificate of Vaccination required. In addition, a letter of invitation is required. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Mali.

Malta

A visa is not required for entry into Malta but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Malta.

Marshall Islands

A visa is not required to visit the Marshall Islands and travelers may remain the country for an unlimited amount of time. U.S. citizens can live and work freely in the Marshall Islands under the Compact of Free Association. You will be required to pay an exit fee (departure tax) when leaving the Marshall Islands. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Marshall Islands.

Martinique

No visa is required for entry to Martinique. Travelers may stay for a period of up to 90 days.

Mauritania

A visa is required to enter Mauritania and may be issued on arrival. Visas are available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. In addition, an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Mauritius

A visa is not required to visit Mauritius and visitors may remain in the country for a period of up to 90 days.

Mexico

No visa is required to enter Mexico and visitors may remain for a period of up to 180 days. Visitors entering by land and traveling farther than 20 kilometers into Mexico or staying longer than 72 hours must obtain a special document called a Forma Migratoria Multiple. In addition to a passport book, Americans may use a Passport Card or Enhanced Driver’s License valid for Land and Sea Travel to travel to Mexico.

Micronesia

A visa is not required to enter Micronesia and U.S. visitors may stay for an unlimited amount of time. All states except Yap have a departure fee. In addition, U.S. citizens may live and work freely in Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Micronesia.

Moldova

A visa is not required for entry into Moldova but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. In addition, visitors must register when they arrive.

Monaco

A visa is not required for entry into Monaco but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Monaco.

Mongolia

A visa is not required for entry into Mongolia but visits are limited to 90 days. If you plan to stay in excess of 30 days, you must register. No reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Mongolia.

Montenegro

A visa is not required for entry into Montenegro but visits are limited to 90 days. Registration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory. No reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Montenegro.

Montserrat

A visa is not required for entry to Montserrat. Travelers may remain for a period of up to 6 months.

Morocco

A visa is not required and visitors may say for up to 3 months.

Mozambique

A isa is required for entry into Mozambique which may be issued on arrival. Travelers may remain in country for up to 30 days.

Myanmar (Burma)

An eVisa is required for entry to Myanmar and eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand (Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung) or India (Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu). Both business and tourism visitors may obtain an eVisa. Tourist may remain in country for up to 28 days while those visiting for business reasons are allowed stay for up to 70 days.

Namibia

A visa is not required for entry to Namibia. Visitors can stay for a period of up to 3 months.

Nauru

Naura requires a visa for entry and will issue them for a maximum of 30 days. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Nauru.

Nepal

A visa is required for entry to Nepal and may be issued on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and certain land borders. Those visiting may remain for a period of up to 90 days (no more than 150 total days in any given calendar year). Americans can get a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa good for 5 years.

Netherlands

A visa is not required for entry into the Netherlands but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Netherlands.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia does not require a visa and visitors may remain for up to 30 days.

New Zealand

Electronic travel authority is required for entry to New Zealand. You can use the eGate system to meet the entrance requirements. Once in country, visitors may remain for up to 90 days. In addition, travelers must obtain an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy with their electronic travel authority. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the New Zealand.

Nicaragua

A visa is not required to gain entry to Nicaragua but all tourists must purchase a tourist card upon arrival. Visitors are permitted to remain for a period of up to 90 days.

Niger

A visa is required to enter Niger in an addition to an International Certificate of Vaccination. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Niger.

Nigeria

A visa is required to enter Nigeria. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Nigeria.

Niue

A visa is required for entry to Niue.

Norway

A visa is not required for entry to Norway and travelers may remain for up to 3 months within a 6 month period, regardless of previous time spent in other Schengen countries, but including time spent in other Nordic countries. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all non-EU international travellers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the Norway.

Oman

An eVisa is required for entry to Oman with the exception of holders of a visa or entrance stamp of the Emirate of Dubai that is valid for at least 21 days who are visa exempt. Holders of a visa for Qatar that is valid for travel to Oman and valid for at least one month are visa exempt when arriving directly from Qatar. Travelers entering Oman may stay for up to 30 days. In addition, an iris scan will be taken when you arrive.

Pakistan

An eVisa is required for entry to Pakistan which may be in advance online. Travelers with electronic travel authority can obtain a visa on arrival if they are traveling for business purposes.

Palau

A visa is not required for entry to Palau and visitors may remain for up to 1 year. Notably, U.S. citizens may live and work freely in Palau under the Compact of Free Association. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Palau.

Panama

A visa is not required for entry to Panama and visits may last for up to 180 days, however, any one who has a criminal conviction will be denied entry to Panama.

Papua New Guinea

A visa is required for entry to Papua New Guinea.

Paraguay

A visa is required for entry to Paraguay and may be issued on arrival. Visits may extend for up to 90 days. U.S. citizens arriving by air may obtain a visa on arrival at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion. This is a multiple entry visa with a validity of up to 10 years. If you enter the country elsewhere, you must obtain a visa in advance from the embassy or consulate.

Peru

A visa is not required for entry to Peru. Visits may last for up to 183 days.

Philippines

A visa is not required and travelers may stay for up to 30 days. Naturalized US citizens of former Philippine nationality (balikbayan) are allowed to stay for in the Philippines for up to a year.

Pitcairn Islands

A visa is not required and travelers may stay for a period of up to 14 days. There is a landing fee of US $35 or a tax of US $5 if you’re not going ashore.

Poland

A visa is not required for entry into Poland but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. Those with dual citizenship must use their Polish passport. Like in the case of France, a bilateral agreement that was created before the introduction of the Schengen Area makes it possible for visitors to remain in Poland regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Poland.

Portugal

A visa is not required for entry into Portugal but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Portugal.

Qatar

A visa is not required and visits may extend for a period of up to 90 days. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Qatar.

Reunion Island

A visa is not required and visits may extend for a period of up to 90 days.

Romania

A visa is not required for entry into Romania but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Romania.

Russia

A visa is required to get into Russia. You may enter for 72 hours visa-free if you are on an international cruise ship/ferry but only if travelling with an organized tour and accompanied at all times by a tour operator. If you plan to remain for more than 7 business days, you will be required to register. American citizens may receive multiple entry visas valid for three years.

Rwanda

An eVisa is required and may be issued on arrival. Visitors can stay for up to 30 days. All visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival and an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Saint Barthélemy

No visa is required for entry to Saint Barthélemy an stay are limited to a period of up to 90 days.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

A visa is not required for entry to Saint Kitts and Nevis. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 3 months.

Saint Lucia

A visa is not required for entry to Saint Lucia. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 6 weeks.

Saint Martin

A visa is not required for entry to Saint Martin. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

A visa is not required for entry to Saint and the Grenadines. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 1 month.

Samoa (American)

A visa is not required for entry to Samoas. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 60 Days. A departure tax will be charged when you leave Samoa.

San Marino

A visa is not required for entry to San Marino. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and San Marino.

Sao Tome & Principe

A visa is required to enter Sao Tome & Principe in an addition to an International Certificate of Vaccination. No reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Sao Tome & Principe.

Saudi Arabia

An eVisa is required to gain entry to Saudi Arabia. Visitors may remain for a period of up to 90 days.

Senegal

A visa is not required for entry to Senegal. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 60 days. In International Certificate of Vaccination is required as well.

Serbia

A visa is not required for entry to Serbia. Visitors may remain in country for a period of up to 90 days within any 180 day period.

Seychelles

A visa is not required to visit Seychelles but all visitors are issued a visitor’s permit (free) when they arrive. An initial visit limit of 3 months is imposed which is extendable up to 1 year with approval.

Sierra Leone

A visa is required for entry to Sierra Leone which may be issued on arrival. An International Certificate of Vaccinations is also required.

Singapore

A visa is not required for entry to Singapore. Visitors my stay for up to 90 days. In addition, all visitors are fingerprinted both on arrival and on departure from Singapore. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Singapore.

Sint Marteen

A visa is not required for entry into Sint Maarten, however, the stay is limited to a period of up to 90 days within any year period. In addition, this 90 days limitation is cumulative consisting of the time spent in Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten combined.

Slovakia

A visa is not required for entry into Slovakia but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. In addition, entry to Slovakia has these specific requirements; medical insurance, sufficient funds of $50 per day per person, and registration within 3 working days. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Slovakia.

Slovenia

A visa is not required for entry into Slovenia but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. In addition, visitors are required to register with local police within 72 hours of arrival. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Slovenia.

Solomon Islands

A visa is not required to visit the Solomon Islands but all visitors are issued a visitor’s permit (free) when they arrive. A visit limit of 3 months within a 12 month period is imposed.

Somalia

A visa is required for entry to Somalia and may be issued on arrival at; Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa, Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport. Visits may last for up to 30 days.

South Africa

No vis is required and stays may last up to 90 days.

South Sudan

A visa is required for entry to South Sudan. An additional requirement is 2 blank pages in your passport booklet. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and South Sudan.

Spain

A visa is not required for entry into Spain but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Spain.

Sri Lanka

An eVisa is required for entry to Sri Lanka and may be issued on arrival. Visits may last for up to 30 days.

Sudan

A visa is required for entry to Sudan. If you hold a passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel, you will likely be refused entry. Those planning to stay for longer than 3 days are required to register. You will need an exit visa to leave Sudan.

Suriname

An eTourist card is required to gain entrance to Suriname and a multiple entry visa is available. Visits may last for a period of up to 90 days.

Swaziland (Eswatini)

A visa is not required for entry to Swaziland. Initially, visits may last for up to 30 days but may be extended to 60 days with approval.

Sweden

A visa is not required for entry into Sweden but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Sweden.

Switzerland

A visa is not required for entry into Switzerland but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, the ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travelers. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Switzerland.

Syria

A visa is required for entry to Syria. You must register Registration within 15 days of your arrival. If you have Israeli visas or entry/exit stamps in your passport, you will not be permitted to enter the country. Additionally, a departure tax applies at all borders. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Syria.

Taiwan, China

A visa is not required to enter Taiwan and visits may last for up to 90 days. Additionally, all vistors must be fingerprinted upon arrival.

Tajikistan

An eVisa is required for entry to Tajikistan and may be issued on arrival. If journey begins in a country that has a Tajik diplomatic mission, you should obtain an eVisa in advance. Your visa will grant you access through all border points.

Tanzania

An eVisa is required for entry to Tanzania and may be issued on arrival with a fee of $100. Visitors may stay in Tanzania for up to 45 days.

Thailand

Thailand has no visa requirement and visits are limited to 30 days. There is also a maximum visit limit of two visits per year if you are not arriving by air.

The Vatican

A visa is not required for entry to Vatican City.

Timor-Leste

A visa is required for entry to Timor-Leste and may be issued on arrival. Visits may extend for periods of up to 30 days.

Togo

A visa is required for entry to Togo which may be issued on arrival. Visits can last for up to 7 days.

Tonga

Travelers are issued a free visa on arrival and visits may last for up to 31 days.

Trinidad and Tobago

A visa is not required to enter Trinidad and Tobago and visits may last for up to 90 days.

Tunisia

A visa is not required to enter Tunisia and visits may last for up to 90 days.

Turkey

An eVisa is required for entry and visits to Turkey may last for up to 3 months.

Turkmenistan

A visa is required for entry to Turkmenistan and a departure fee applies.
You may obtain a 10-day visa on arrival if you are in possession of a letter of invitation issued by a company registered in Turkmenistan along with a prior approval from the Turkmenistan Foreign Ministry. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Turkmenistan.

Turks and Caicos Islands

A visa is not required to enter Turks and Caicos Islands and visits may last for up to 90 days.

Tuvalu

A free visa is issued on arrival to Tuvalu.Visits may last for up to 1 month (extendable to 3 months).

Uganda

A visa is required for entry to Uganda. Visa issuance is determined at the port of entry. If you plan to travel to Uganda, you must apply online at least 2 business days or more prior to your travel. Airlines may refuse permission to board flights to Uganda if you do not have a print-out of the document showing that you have successfully applied for an eVisa. Ugandan immigration authorities may impose additional requirements including; additional documentation, proof of a return plane ticket, and a detailed tour itinerary. Additionally, an International Certificate of Vaccination is required.

Ukraine

A visa is not required for entry into the Ukraine but visits are limited to 90 days within any 180-day period.

United Arab Emirates

A free visa is issued upon arrival to the United Arab Emirates and U.S. passport holders can sign up for E-Gate access on arrival/departure at Dubai International Airport. Visits may last for up to 30 days, initially, but may be extended by paying a fee. You can also expect to have your iris scanned when you arrive.

United Kingdom

A visa is not required for entry into the United Kingdom. American travelers may remain in the UK for a period of up to 6 months. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Uruguay

There is no visa required to enter Uruguay and visits to the country may last for up to 3 months.

Uzbekistan

An eVisa is required to gain entry to Uzbekistan with the exception of a 5-day visa-free transit when in transit at the international airports (must possess a confirmed onward ticket). If you plan to stay in the country longer than 3 days, you are required to register. The maximum length of stay in Uzbekistan is 30 days.

Vanuatu

A visa is not required to enter Vanuatu and visits may last for up to 30 days (extendable to 120 days).

Venezuela

A visa is required to be permitted entry to Venezuela. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Venezuela.

Vietnam

An eVisa is required for entry to Vietnam with the exception of the island of Phú Quốc (exempt for up to 30 days). A traveler ay remain in Vietnam for up to 30 days.

Western Samoa

A visa is required for access to Western Samoa.

Yemen

A visa is required for entry into Yemen and registration is mandatory. If you stay longer than 30 days, an exit visa will be required for you to leave. You are required to have special permission if you plan to travel outside the areas of Sana’a or Aden. A reciprocal visa fee exists between the United States and Yemen.

Zambia

A visa is required for entry to Zambia and travelers are permitted to stay for a period of up to 90 days (exact period determined on arrival) which may be extended later free of charge. All visitors to Zambia are fingerprinted on arrival. You are required to have 2 blank pages available in your passport booklet. An International Certificate of Vaccination is required as well.

Zimbabwe

An eVisa is required in order to gain entry to Zimbabwe and may be issued on arrival. Zimbabwe only issues visas for tourism purposes. Travelers are permitted to remain in Zimbabwe for a maximum of 3 months.

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