Visa Requirements for British Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of United Kingdom

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Visa Not Required

115 destinations allow visa-free entry to British citizens.

  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .30 days per trip, but no more than 90 days within any 1 calendar year for tourism purposes only.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    An International Certificate of Vaccination is required.
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysVisa upon arrival for a maximum term of 180 days in a year.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free8 monthsExtendable up to eight months.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysBy air via any of six Belarusian international airports and not from Russia.
    Visa-free arrangement does not apply when travelling on a diplomatic or official passport.
    Due to safety concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Belarus.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 daysBe aware you may be given an initial 30 days and can extend it for another 60 days.
    The Department of Immigration has imposed an annual limit for tourists of 90 days without a visa. For longer periods you must seek advice from the Bolivian Embassy in London or the Department of Immigration office in La Paz.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 6-month period.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable for further 90 days.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free30 daysMust register online at least five days prior to arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 daysMay be extended.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable up to 180-days stay consecutively within a one-year period.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180 day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within 180-day period.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 daysWill normally be granted a 30-day stay on arrival. This can be extended up to 120 days by an extension online.
  • Visa-Free90 daysMay be extended.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free4 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free1 year
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free6 monthsBeginning on 1 December 2020, all travellers to Grenada will be required to complete an online application in order to receive a Pure Safe Travel Authorization Certificate to enter Grenada.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-FreeFreedom of movement (Common Travel Area).British citizens have many of the same rights and entitlements as Irish citizens
  • Visa-Free3 monthsEntry refused to anyone who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel."
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .Can travel to Japan for tourism or business for up to 90 days. A visa is given on arrival, and you do not need to apply before you travel. The Japan immigration authorities may extend your visa by another 90 days at their discretion. You will need to apply for an extension.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free14 days
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated .
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysVisa stamp (up to 180 days) length determined on arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free30 daysThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia has exempted visas for 34 countries from January 2023 to December 2025.
  • Visa-Free90 daysMust register with the local police station (either through a tourist organization or at hotel reception) within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 daysFor periods of longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department in place of residence in Morocco.
  • Visa-Free30 daysTravelers must pay a fee of 650 MT upon entry.
  • Visa-Free3 months3 months within a calendar year.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free14 days / 30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .From 1 October 2021, British nationals entering Panama now have a 90 day (3 month) tourist visa stamped in their passport to mark entry to Panama. Extensions are not normally allowed unless you apply to change your immigration status within the 90 days (business, marriage).
    Regular entry: Visa stamp (180 days) length determined on arrival.
    The maximum amount of time that you can stay in Panama is six (6) months. If you want to stay longer than six months, you may extend your stay applying for an extension of visa with the Offices of Immigration in Panama. (Panama embassy U.K.)
    British nationals don't need a visa to visit Panama except if arriving by sea.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free183 daysVisa stamp (up to 183 days) length determined on arrival
  • Visa-Free30 daysA tourist visa is available from the Philippine Embassy before you travel, which will allow an initial total of 59-day stay.
    For longer periods, a visa extension is available once inside the country from the Bureau of immigration.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .An entrance fee of 25 USD or 25 Euros must be paid online prior to arrival.
    Multiple entry e-Visa is also available.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-FreeUK citizens do not require an entry visa for Switzerland for either short stays or for long stays (over 90 days).
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysIf not arriving by air, British citizens are only permitted two visits per year.
    For longer periods up to 60 days, a Tourist visa is available online.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 monthsRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period (as of 2 March 2020)/
  • Visa-Free90 daysDue to ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Ukraine.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 daysThe visa issued at the airport for British passports holders is valid for 30 days – plus a 10 day grace period.
    If you wish to stay longer, you may make a request with the Immigration Officer at the airport or contact the local General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs at least 3 days prior to the expiry date.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtensions of up to 90 days can be arranged at any SAIME (immigration service) for a fee and must apply before one’s tourist card and stamp expire.
    One can only apply for or extend their (residency permit) at the main SAIME office in Caracas.
  • Visa-Free45 daysA single entry e-Visa valid for 90 days is also available.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated .British citizens are eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 16 destinations for passport holders of United Kingdom.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival available at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthFrom December 2021, passengers of all countries that required visa, can now obtain visa on arrival at Bujumbura International Airport, and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysRemarks updated .British citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of 75 USD.
    The Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing British citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable for 2 additional months; granted free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non-refundable return or circle trip ticket.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysFor stays of less than 15 days, the visa fee is free, but an administrative fee of 10 EUR must be paid.
    30 days - 35 EUR; 60 days - 40 EUR
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival3 months
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Berbera, Borama, Burao, Erigavo and Hargeisa airports.
    30 days, available at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is only available at the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at the Dili Sea Port.
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysBritish citizens are also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

eVisa

British passport allows entry to 25 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa90 daysIf granted, eVisitor allows British citizens to stay in Australia for 90 days per visit.
    Issued free of charge and valid for one year.
    According to HPI (Henley Passport Index) methodology pre-departure government approval, like eVisitor manual processing is not considered as visa free.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisaVisa via approved tour operators only.
  • eVisaPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • eVisa6 monthsElectronic Travel Authorization required if arriving by air.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthse-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa
  • eVisa90 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 daysRemarks updated .30 days, 1 year and 5 years of eTourist visa is now available from Indian eVisa. However this service is not available for British Citizens of Pakistani Origin (i.e. someone with at least 1 Pakistani Parent or Grandparent).
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
    eTA fee is 32.50 USD.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where you plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
  • eVisa28 dayse-Visa 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.
    e-Visa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business purposes (allowed stay is 70 days).
  • eVisa6 monthsMay enter using eGate.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa90 daysPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • eVisa30 days / 3 monthsElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa60 daysAvailable at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Application can be submitted up to 30 days before travel.
    Visitors must upload a reservation confirmation(s) for each visitor's location of stay in Seychelles.
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Payment of the fee (10 EUR) by credit or debit card.
    Valid for one journey only and it expires once exit the country.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .British citizens can enter South Korea as a short term visit (e.g., tours, visiting relatives or friends, attending simple meetings) up to 90 days without a visa, though they should remain aware of the quarantine requirements. An onward or return ticket is mandatory. It is illegal to work on a tourist visa, whether as a teacher or in any other capacity.
    One must be in possession of a Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter Korea visa-free, which can be completed up to 24 hours before boarding a flight, and is valid for 3 years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisaObtainable online.
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.
  • eVisa45 days
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsCan also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 16 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of United Kingdom.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysVisas can be issued on arrival for a stay up to 3 months.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival1 month
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable for another 30 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa is available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival, it will cost a total of 40 JOD, obtainable at most international ports of entry and land border crossings (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge)
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival180 days / 90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months / 30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival with Electronic Travel Authorization.
    British citizens are allowed to extend their stay twice when in the country to a maximum stay of 90 days in total.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .ESTA is valid for 2 years from the date of issuance.
    ESTA is also required when entering the country by cruise ship or land.
    Visa required if Nationals of VWP countries who have travelled or been present in Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen at any time on or after 1 March 2011 (with limited exceptions), or those who have travelled or being present in Cuba at any time on or after 12 January 2021, or nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iraq, Syria, Iran, North Korea or Sudan.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

21 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of United Kingdom. This requirement may be waived off if British citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Central African Republic.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required24-hour visa-free transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou, Huangshan, Mudanjiang, or Yanji).
    72-hour visa-free transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin.
    144-hour visa-free 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 count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours transit without visa (TWOV) policies.
    British nationals need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao.
    Visiting visas issued to British citizens are generally valid for 2 years
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required90 daysRemarks updated .A tourist card is needed before you travel. Apply through the Cuban Embassy in the UK or check with your travel agent or tour operator. The tourist card grants you a single entry and exit.
    Can be extended up to 90 days with a fee.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Iran.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Libya.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredIn addition of a visa, an application should be obtained by email via the Directorate of Immigration.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Russia.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Syria.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredDue to security concerns, the UK Government advises its citizens to avoid travelling to Yemen.

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