Visa Requirements for American Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of United States of America

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Visa Not Required

108 destinations allow visa-free entry to American citizens.

  • Visa-Free1 year
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 monthsStringent application of rules regarding proof of sufficient funds, return ticket and accommodation.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable up to 180 days.
    Visitors are fingerprinted and photographed upon entry.
  • Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free8 monthsPassport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Sea Travel
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysMust arrive and depart via Minsk International Airport.
    Exception: traveling to or from Russia requires a visa.
    Registration upon arrival for stays longer than 5 days is mandatory.
    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.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free180 daysDeparture tax applies.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 6-month period
    Registration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any year period
  • Visa-Free90 daysUp to 90 days per visit, but no more than 180 days per year.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • Visa-Free6 monthsAnyone 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
    Passport Card, NEXUS card, or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Land and Sea Travel
  • Visa-Free30 daysMust register online at least five days prior to arrival.
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free180 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable up to 180-days stay within a one-year period
    Colombian-born U.S. citizens and U.S. citizens traveling with children may face special exit requirements.
  • Visa-Free90 daysDeparture tax applies.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
    Registration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free90 daysAdmission temporarily refused until March 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
    90 days within any 180-day period
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 daysUS citizens can enter Denmark 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, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
  • Visa-Free6 monthsDeparture tax applies.
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 daysExtendable up to 90 days
    Passport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Sea Travel
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable for another 90 days, per year
  • Visa-Free3 monthsAdmission temporarily refused due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtendable up to 60 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 (in Regions of France)
    A bilateral agreement pre-dating the Schengen area may allow 90 days of stay in France regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries.
  • Visa-Free1 yearVisitors must hold proof of health insurance.
  • 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-Free3 monthsExtensions possible
  • Visa-Free90 daysAn exit tax must be paid when departing by air.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 monthsDeparting airport tax applies.
  • 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-Free3 monthsStrict application of immigration rules regarding providing proof of the trip purpose, sufficient funds, return ticket and accommodation.
  • Visa-Free3 monthsAdmission temporarily refused due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
    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.
    Entry prohibited for any person "who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel".
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free6 monthsThere is a departure tax for travelers, which is regularly included in airfare.
  • Visa-Free90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted
  • Visa-Free30 daysAs part of the no-visa pilot program in period 15 July 2014 – 15 July 2015. In June 2015 this program was extended until December 31, 2017.
  • Visa-Free30 daysAirport Embarkation Tax applies.
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free180 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
    A bilateral agreement pre-dating the Schengen area allows an additional 90 days of stay in Latvia (to a total of 180) regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries.
  • Visa-Free14 daysExtendable up to 180 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. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
    Mandatory medical insurance.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 daysRegistration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory
  • Visa-Free3 monthsAll visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure.
    Immigration offenses, such as visa overstaying, are punishable by caning.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-FreeunlimitedDeparture fee applies.
    U.S. citizens may live and work freely in the Marshall Islands under the Compact of Free Association.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysVisitors must obtain a Forma Migratoria Multiple. There is no charge for a tourist FMM for stays of less than 7 days when entering by land. For visitors staying more than 7 days up to 180 days and entering by land the cost is 575 Mexican Pesos. An FMM is required for all visitors entering via air, regardless of length of stay, and the cost is included in the travelers airfare and remitted by the airline.
    Passport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Land and Sea Travel
  • Visa-FreeunlimitedAll states except Yap have a departure fee.
    U.S. citizens may live and work freely in Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association.
    There is no limit to the length of time U.S. citizens can remain in the FSM.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
    Registration upon arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • Visa-Free90 daysRegistration required after 30 days.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRegistration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area (European Netherlands)
  • Visa-Free90 daysA tourist card must be purchased upon arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 days3 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.
  • Visa-Free1 yearU.S. citizens may live and work freely in Palau under the Compact of Free Association.
  • Visa-Free180 daysDenial of entry or transit to any person who has a criminal conviction.
  • Visa-Free183 daysDetermined on arrival
  • Visa-Free30 daysNaturalized US citizens of former Philippine nationality (balikbayan) allowed to stay for one year.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
    Dual nationals must use their Polish passport
    A bilateral agreement pre-dating the Schengen area allows a stay in Poland regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 daysDeparture tax applies.
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • Visa-Free90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
    Medical insurance required.
    Sufficient funds of $50 per person per day required.
    Registration within 3 working days required.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area. Beginning in January 2021, ETIAS system will become mandatory for all Non-EU international travellers.
    Registration with the local police within 72 hours of arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free90 daysHolders of passports without 2 blank pages may be refused entry.
  • Visa-Free90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted.
  • 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.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa-Free30 daysMaximum two visits annually if not arriving by air.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtendable up to 120 days
  • Visa-Free

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 19 destinations for passport holders of United States of America.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Shahjalal International Airport, Shah Amanat International Airport and Osmani International Airport.
    Visa is not required for Bangladeshi Americans.
    Departure tax applies.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa On Arrival
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival obtainable at most international ports of entry and at most international land border crossings (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge crossing).
    Iris scan is taken on arrival and departure
  • 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 daysExtendable up to 90 days.
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysObtainable at Tribhuvan International Airport and certain land borders.
    Total of no more than 150 aggregate days in any given calendar year.
    Also available Multiple Entry 5 years Tourist Visa
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysU.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 (ten) years. If entering elsewhere, a visa must be obtained in advance from the embassy or consulate.
  • Visa On Arrival3 monthsExtendable up to a year
  • Visa On ArrivalInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival3 months3 months within 12 months
  • 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 daysFor arrivals by air only
  • Visa On Arrival7 days
  • Visa On Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable up to 3 months
    Visa on arrival is issued free of charge.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival30 daysExtension possible with a fee
    Iris scan taken on arrival
    U.S. passport holders can sign up for E-Gate access on arrival/departure at Dubai International Airport

eVisa

American passport allows entry to 17 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 daysVisitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested such pre-visa from the consulates of Angola abroad, are then issued with a visa on arrival at the country's border check points.
    For a maximum total stay of 90 days within a one year period.
    Besides having printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, passengers must: have a return/onward ticket, and have a hotel reservation confirmation.
  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted
    May enter using SmartGate.
  • eVisa90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport
    International Certificate of Vaccination required
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisaup to 5 yearsInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa180 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
    $100 fee along with bank surcharge of 2.5%
    Confirmation has to be shown at the border where a visa on arrival is issued.
    Visitors are fingerprinted.
    American citizens are eligible for a ten-year, multiple-entry tourist visa.
    American citizens of Pakistani heritage are not eligible for a ten-year, multiple-entry tourist visa, and must apply for a regular visa.
  • 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 (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa90 daysMay enter using eGate.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be obtained alongside Electronic Travel Authority.
  • eVisa30 daysHolders of a visa or entrance stamp of the Emirate of Dubai that is valid for at least 21 days 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.
    Iris scan is taken on arrival.
  • eVisaOnline Visa eligible.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa90 daysMultiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • eVisa45 daysIf arriving from a country that has a Tajik diplomatic mission a visa should be obtained in advance.
    eVisa holders can enter through all border points.
  • eVisa3 months
  • eVisa30 days5-day visa-free transit when in transit at the international airports on condition of holding a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country.
    Registration within 3 days is mandatory.
  • eVisa30 daysA single entry eVisa is available.
    Phú Quốc visa exemption for up to 30 days.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 20 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of United States of America.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysIf intending to stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan for more than ten days, the visitor must register at the State Migration Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan within three days upon arrival in Azerbaijan.
    Applicants of Armenian ancestry or with Armenian visas in their passport may not obtain a visa.
    Can obtain a 30 days visa on arrival only if arriving on a direct flight of Azerbaijan Airlines from New York City.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysVisa also obtainable online
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
    All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 dayseVisa issued for 30 days.
    30 days when arriving by air;
    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
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup 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.
    Visitors are fingerprinted
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival6 monthseVisas are available for one to six months.
    Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysVisitors must apply for a visa on arrival in advance or online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsInternational Certificate of Vaccination is recommended.
    All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalFrom 1 October 2015 visitors are generally advised to obtain a visa in advance.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysExtendable for 30 days
    Visa on arrival is issued free of charge.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisitors are fingerprinted
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsOrdinary visa available on arrival for $100
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysDetermined at the port of entry.
    Must apply online at least 2 business days or more prior to travel. As of March 2017, airlines were refusing passengers permission to board flights to Uganda if they did not have a print-out of the document showing that they had successfully applied for an eVisa. Ugandan immigration authorities also may require additional documentation, including proof of a return plane ticket and detailed tour itinerary in Uganda.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysExact period determined on arrival, later extendable free of charge.
    All visitors are fingerprinted.
    Two blank pages required
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
    Electronic visa also available.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsTourism purposes only.
    Electronic visa also available.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

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

  • Visa RequiredVisitors born in Afghanistan do not require a visa.
    Visitors arriving via military air need to legalize their stay if they wish to leave via commercial airline.
    All visitors are fingerprinted.
  • Visa RequiredPersons may be denied entry if entering with a passport containing visas or stamps issued by Israel.
  • Visa Required$250 per day is a non-negotiable minimum daily tariff paid by all visitors to Bhutan.
    Visas are issued only to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator.
  • Visa RequiredVisitors are fingerprinted
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination and current immunization records required.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    Registration within 72 hours is mandatory prior to arrival.
  • Visa RequiredRegistration mandatory within 24 hours of arrival;
    All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure between the ages of 14 and 70.
    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.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    A letter of invitation or written proof of a hotel reservation required.
  • Visa Required30 daysTourist travel was historically prohibited under U.S. law for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
    Tourist Card can be extended up to maximum 60 days with a fee.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    Registration required.
    Visas must be issued at the DR Congo embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • Visa RequiredAirport departure tax applies.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa RequiredIranian visas must be obtained from the Special Interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C. or an Iranian embassy all around the world
    US visitors are fingerprinted and photographed upon entry.
    Independent travelers must be accompanied by an authorized guide at all times.
    Tourist visa not required for Kish Island.
  • Visa RequiredSome U.S. citizens must obtain an exit stamp at a Residency Office before departing the country.
    Some visitors who plan to stay for more than 10 days must also obtain a residency stamp.
    Visitors who come as part of a government-sponsored tour, upon presentation of proper paperwork from the government, may receive a visa on arrival at Baghdad International Airport for $80 + 1250 Iraqi dinar. Visitors are not required to obtain any other permits, including for Iraqi Kurdistan, or submit blood tests.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa RequiredVisitors travelling to Libya for touristic purposes are required to convert US$1,000 or equivalent on arrival.
    Holders of passports bearing an Israeli visa or entry/exit stamps from Israel are not allowed to enter Libya.
  • Visa RequiredLetter of invitation required.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa RequiredVisas are issued with validity of 30 days.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required72-hour visa-free for international cruise ship/ferry passengers only if travelling with an organized tour and accompanied at all times by a tour operator.
    Registration required after 7 business days.
    American citizens may receive multiple entry visas valid for three years.
  • Visa RequiredHolders of passports that contain visas or entry/exit stamps for Israel will likely be refused entry.
    Exit visa required.
    Registration within 3 days mandatory.
  • Visa RequiredRegistration required within 15 days.
    Departure tax applies at all borders.
    Persons with passports bearing Israeli visas or entry/exit stamps are not allowed to enter.
    Visas are not currently available to United States residents.
  • Visa RequiredDeparture fee applies.
    10-day visa on arrival if holding letter of invitation issued by a company registered in Turkmenistan with a prior approval from the Foreign Ministry.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredRegistration mandatory.
    Exit visa required for stays over 30 days.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between United States of America and 1 destination have imposed restrictions in traveling to United States of America.

  • Entry RefusedU.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel.

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