Visa Requirements for American Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of United States of America

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Freedom of Travel

American passport holders can travel to 3 destinations without a visa. Identify cards or passports may be required.

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    Freedom Of MovementUnlimitedU.S. citizens may live and work freely in the Marshall Islands under the Compact of Free Association.
  • Freedom Of MovementUnlimitedU.S. citizens may live and work freely in Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association.
  • Freedom Of Movement1 yearU.S. citizens may live and work freely in Palau under the Compact of Free Association.

Visa Not Required

108 destinations allow visa-free entry to American citizens.

  • Visa-Free360 days
  • 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
    Residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) for stays of longer than 90 days obtainable after arrival under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free8 monthsPassport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Sea Travel
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
    Residence permit (Titre de séjour/Verblijfstitel/Aufenthaltstitel) obtainable after arrival for stays longer than 90 days under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free30 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 one-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 daysProof of COVID-19 vaccine, negative PCR test, and health insurance is required.
  • 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 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
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    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free90 daysU.S. citizens can enter Denmark for up to 3 months every six months, regardless of whether they have stayed in other Schengen countries prior to entry into Denmark.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • 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 monthsPart of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
  • 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 year
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
    Residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel) for stays of longer than 90 days obtainable after arrival under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysPart of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 monthsPart of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
  • 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 monthsResidence permit for stays of longer than 90 days obtainable after arrival under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free3 monthsDual 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
    A bilateral agreement pre-dating the Schengen area may allow 90 days of stay in Italy regardless of days spent in other Schengen countries.
  • Visa-Free6 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • 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.
    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
  • Visa-Free60 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 and entering by land the cost is MXN$575. An FMM is required for all visitors entering via air, regardless of length of stay, and the cost is included in the traveler's airfare and remitted by the airline.
    Passport Card or Enhanced Drivers License valid for Land and Sea Travel
  • 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-Free30 daysTravelers must register on the e-Visa platform at least 48 hours prior to travel and pay a processing fee of 650 MT.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area (European Netherlands)
    Residence permit (Verblijfstitel) for stays of longer than 90 days obtainable after arrival under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free90 daysTourist card must be purchased upon arrival.
    Part of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
  • 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.
  • Visa-Free14 days / 30 daysVisa exemption valid for 10 days
    Holders 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.
  • Visa-Free180 daysDenial of entry or transit to any person who has a criminal conviction.
  • Visa-Free90 daysEffective October 12, 2021, U.S. citizens are no longer required to obtain a tourist visa for stays of up to 90 days.
  • Visa-Free90 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.
    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.
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    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • Visa-Free90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival and departure
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
    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.
    Registration with the local police required within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 daysHolders of passports without 2 blank pages may be refused entry.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysMultiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • 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-Free90 daysVisitors fingerprinted upon arrival
  • Visa-Free30 dayseVisa also available.
    eVisa holders can enter through all border points.
  • Visa-Free30 daysMaximum two visits annually if not arriving by air.
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    Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 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
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    Visa-Free6 monthsUp to 90 days if arriving from Ireland (Common Travel Area)
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtendable up to 120 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 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.

Visa On Arrival

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

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet international airports.
    No visa required for Bangladeshi Americans and their spouse and children with a copy of a former Bangladeshi passport, a Dual Nationality Certificate, NVR, a Bangladeshi NID, or a digital birth registration certificate.
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthVisa on arrival obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport, and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival
  • Visa On ArrivalInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable for 2 additional months.
    Granted free of charge if there is no Israeli visa or seal and traveler has 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 Arrival90 daysObtainable at Tribhuvan International Airport and certain land borders.
    Total aggregate stay of no more than 150 days in any given calendar year.
    US Citizens are eligible for five-year multiple entry visas.
  • Visa On Arrival3 monthsExtendable up to a year
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    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 Arrival31 days
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthExtendable up to 3 months
    Visa on arrival is issued free of charge.

eVisa

American passport allows entry to 23 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 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted
    May enter using SmartGate.
  • eVisa30 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days
  • eVisaInternational Certificate of Vaccination and current immunization records required.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport
    International Certificate of Vaccination required
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
    Registration required.
    Visas must be issued at the DR Congo embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
    Visitors are fingerprinted
  • eVisa6 monthseVisas are available for one to six months.
    Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa5 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.
    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.
  • eVisa3 monthsInternational Certificate of Vaccination is recommended.
    All visitors are fingerprinted on arrival and departure
  • eVisa28 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings at Tachileik, Myawaddy, Kawthaung, Rih Khaw Dar or Tamu.
    eVisa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa3 monthsMay enter using eGate.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority. IVL not required for American Samoan citizens.
    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).
  • eVisa90 daysBusiness eVisas-on-arrival available for "Frequently Traveled Business Persons of International Reputes" or "Executives of Multi-national Companies", as well as for government officials
  • 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.
  • eVisa90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021, travellers require a K-ETA.
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsSingle or multiple entry visa
  • eVisa90 daysDetermined at the port of entry.
    Must apply online at least 2 business days prior to travel.
    Airlines may deny passengers permission to board flights to Uganda without proof that they had successfully applied for an eVisa.
    Ugandan immigration authorities may require additional documentation, including proof of a return plane ticket and detailed tour itinerary in Uganda.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa30 days5-day visa-free transit at the international airports if 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 18 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 staying in Azerbaijan for more than ten days, visitors must register at the State Migration Service within three days of arrival.
    Applicants of Armenian ancestry or with Armenian visas in their passport may be denied a visa.
    Can obtain a 30 days visa on arrival only if arriving on a direct flight on Azerbaijan Airlines from New York City.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysVisa also obtainable online
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival1 monthInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
    All visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival and departure.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 dayseVisa issued for 30 days.
    Visa-free travel for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheikh, St. Catherine, or Taba airports and remaining in the Sinai resorts up to 15 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival not avaialble at King Hussein/Allenby Bridge
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Luangphabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, 3 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
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    Visa on arrival is extendable for an additional 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Vientiane.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalFrom October 1, 2015, visitors are generally advised to obtain a visa in advance.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 daysExtendable for 30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisitors are fingerprinted
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival with Electronic Travel Authorization
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsTourism purposes only.
    Electronic visa also available.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

23 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.
    All visitors are fingerprinted, and are required to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon arrival.
    The U.S. government forced all Afghan diplomatic missions in the U.S. to close in March 2022. Applicants must now obtain a visa from a mission in another country.
    The Taliban accepts visas issued by diplomatic missions not under its control.
  • Visa RequiredPersons may be denied entry if entering with a passport containing visas or stamps issued by Israel.
  • Visa RequiredRegistration upon arrival for stays longer than 5 days is mandatory.
  • Visa RequiredSustainable Development Fee of $200 per day for almost all visitors to Bhutan.
  • 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 between the ages of 14 and 70 are fingerprinted upon arrival and departure.
    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.
    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 is required.
  • Visa RequiredTourist travel is prohibited under U.S. law for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and others subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
    Cuba requires travelers to purchase a tourist card prior to arrival, which can be obtained from the airline or a Cuban diplomatic mission. Tourist cards are valid for one entry and a 30-day stay, which can be extended once by 90 days at a hotel or immigration office in Cuba.
    Cuba requires travelers to have health insurance valid in Cuba, which can be purchased from the airline.
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredIranian visas must be obtained from the Iranian Interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington, D.C. or an Iranian embassy in a third country.
    U.S. visitors are fingerprinted and photographed upon entry.
    Independent travelers must be accompanied by an authorized guide at all times.
  • 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 Required30 daysVisas are issued with validity of 30 days.
  • Visa RequiredInternational Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Visa Required72-hour visa-free transit 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 RequiredExit visa required.
    Registration within 3 days mandatory.
  • Visa Required10-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.

Special Conditions

In order to trave to 2 destinations, passport holders of United States of America must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • Special RequirementsU.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel.
    U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, authorized a ban on American travel to North Korea that went into effect back in August 2017, following the death of Otto Warmbier, a US student who was detained in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a poster.
  • Special RequirementsRegistration required within 15 days.
    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 not required for foreign citizens with proof of Syrian origin, such as an identification card or passport
    Dual-Citizen Males ages 17–42 need military service book
    If not forgiven by the military, dual-citizens may apply for a visit visa once a year through the embassy

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