The 99 Countries Americans Can Visit Visa-Free

The map above shows the 99 countries American passport holders can travel to visa-free. What this means in practice is that you don’t need prior permission to enter any of the countries listed. However, be aware that virtually all countries impose time limits on how long Americans can stay, generally anywhere between 14 and 90 days.

Moreover, there may be restrictions on what type of activities you can do while there. Most countries will allow tourists, but some may have restrictions for business people, students, etc.

Thus, it’s always good idea to check out the website of the embassy of your destination country and the State Department’s Alerts and Warnings for advisories that may affect your journey.

On top of visa-free travel, many other countries offer visa-on-arrival, which means you still need a visa to enter the country, but can obtain (or purchase) it when you arrive. Once again be sure to check with embassy of the destination country before leaving to find out about cost, what currency can be used to pay for it, duration, etc.

Given that it’s so easy for Americans to travel abroad, you’d think more of them would. However, as of 2014 there were 121.5 million valid passports for a population of 318.9 million people. This means roughly only 38% of American hold a valid passport or 62% don’t.

Here’s the full list:

Europe

    1. Albania
    2. Andorra
    3. Austria
    4. Belgium
    5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    6. Bulgaria
    7. Croatia
    8. Cyprus
    9. Czech Republic
    10. Denmark
    11. Estonia
    12. Finland
    13. France
    14. Germany
    15. Greece
    16. Hungary
    17. Iceland
    18. Ireland
    19. Italy
    20. Latvia
    21. Liechtenstein
    22. Lithuania
    23. Luxembourg
    24. Macedonia
    25. Malta
    26. Moldova
    27. Monaco
    28. Montenegro
    29. Netherlands
    30. Norway
    31. Poland
    32. Portugal
    33. Romania
    34. San Marino
    35. Serbia
    36. Slovakia
    37. Slovenia
    38. Spain
    39. Sweden
    40. Switzerland
    41. Ukraine
    42. United Kingdom
    43. Vatican City

Americas

    1. Antigua and Barbuda
    2. Bahamas
    3. Barbados
    4. Belize
    5. Canada
    6. Chile
    7. Colombia
    8. Costa Rica
    9. Dominica
    10. Ecuador
    11. El Salvador
    12. Grenada
    13. Guatemala
    14. Guyana
    15. Haiti
    16. Honduras
    17. Jamaica
    18. Mexico
    19. Nicaragua
    20. Panama
    21. Peru
    22. Saint Kitts and Nevis
    23. Saint Lucia
    24. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    25. Trinidad and Tobago
    26. Uruguay

Asia

    1. Armenia
    2. Brunei
    3. Georgia
    4. Israel
    5. Japan
    6. Kazakhstan
    7. Kyrgyzstan
    8. Malaysia
    9. South Korea
    10. Mongolia
    11. Philippines
    12. Singapore
    13. Thailand

Africa

    1. Botswana
    2. Equatorial Guinea
    3. The Gambia
    4. Lesotho
    5. Malawi
    6. Mauritius
    7. Morocco
    8. Namibia
    9. South Africa
    10. Swaziland
    11. Tunisia

Oceania

  1. Kiribati
  2. Marshall Islands
  3. Micronesia
  4. New Zealand
  5. Palau
  6. Vanuatu

Looking for something a bit more exotic? Well Americans can also travel visa-free to the following territories, disputed areas, and partially recognized countries (names in bold are US territories):

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Hainan, China
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kish Island, Iran
  • Kosovo
  • Macau
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Phú Quốc, Vietnam
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Hotels in Puerto Rico
  • Sint Maarten
  • Svalbard
  • Taiwan
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

So while Americans may have 99 problems, finding a country to visit isn’t one. Have a favourite destination from the list above? Let everyone else know about it the comments section below:

 

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