Visa Requirements for British Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of United Kingdom

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Visa Not Required

106 destinations allow visa-free entry to British citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 23 destinations for passport holders of United Kingdom.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival available at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • 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 Arrival
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysNot available at all entry points.
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysBritish citizens can obtain a visa on arrival at Iraq's airports, land and sea crossings for 60 days, for a fee of US$75.
    Visa not required for up to 30 days to Iraqi Kurdistan.
    On 15 March 2021 the Iraqi government lifted pre-arrival visa requirements, allowing British citizens to apply for visa on arrival in any entry point.
  • Visa On ArrivalConditions apply
  • 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 Arrival30 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysVisa-on-arrival is extendable
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival3 monthsIssued free of charge.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
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    Visa On Arrival3 monthsIssued free of charge.
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable 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 Arrival7 days
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
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    Visa On Arrival30 days

eVisa

British passport allows entry to 20 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 days30 days extendable once.
    Visitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad are issued a visa upon arrival at the country's border crossings.
    Maximum total stay of 90 days within a one-year period.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • 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
  • eVisa6 monthsElectronic Travel Authorization required if arriving by air.
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    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisaup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa90 daysElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 days, 1 year and 5 years of eTourist visa is now available from Indian eVisa portal.
  • eVisa3 monthsCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
  • eVisaeVisa is available, 30 days for tourism or 10 days for transit.
  • eVisa28 dayseVisa 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.
    eVisa 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.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysElectronic 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.
  • eVisa90 daysBritish 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 two years from the date of approval. There is a small, non-refundable charge.
  • eVisa90 daysMultiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • eVisa45 days
  • eVisa3 monthsMay apply online.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 17 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of United Kingdom.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsVisas can be issued on arrival for a stay up to 3 months.
    eVisa issued for 14 days, extendable once.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable for another 30 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysVisa on Arrival is currently suspended.
    Available at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival4 monthsVisa 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 Arrival3 months
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysESTA required if arriving by air or cruise ship, which is valid for 2 years.
    ESTA is not required for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysBritish citizens are eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsBritish citizens are also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

27 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 Requiredregional visa free access if permitted if you arrive through Minsk national airport however this is defacto very difficult due to economic sanctions and very few countries fly to Belarus - Russia one of the only countries flying to Belarus makes a traveller inlegible for visa free acsess as all travellers arriving from Russia by air need a visa.
  • Visa RequiredVisa via approved tour operators only
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
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    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required6 daysBritish nationals need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao.
    24-hour visa-free transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou, Huangshan, Mudanjiang, Shenzhen 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.
    All TWOV programs are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Visiting visas issued to British citizens are generally valid for 2 years
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required30 days
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    Visa Required
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    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredTourists for Kish Island do not require a visa for a total of 14 days.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredIn addition of a visa, an application should be obtained by email via the Directorate of Immigration.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required72-hours visa free visit when entering by regular ferry via port of St. Petersburg, provided that a passenger spends the night on-board or in accommodation specifically approved by the travel agency.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for citizens born in Syria.
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredA single tourist visa for British citizens is issued for a maximum stay of 60 days from arrival into Yemen.

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