Visa Requirements for American Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of United States of America

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Visa Not Required

113 destinations allow visa-free entry to American citizens.

  • Visa-Free1 year
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .30 days per stay, max 90 days in a year.
    Proof of onwards tickets and hotel reservations required.
    Yellow Fever Vaccine no longer required of US citizens.
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    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 (Right thumb fingerprint) 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 monthsRemarks updated .Passport 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-Free180 daysRemarks updated .
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    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 6-month period.
    Registration with the local police within 24 hours of arrival is mandatory.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 1-year period.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRequirement updated , remarks Brazilian authorities have announced that United States citizens will require a visa beginning April 10, 2025. United States citizens will be able to obtain visas online.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free6 monthsRemarks updated .Anyone 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.
    US citizens exempt from obtaining Canada ETA and are in fact barred from doing so.
    Green Card Holders exempt as well.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .
  • 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 daysRemarks updated .90 Days out of any 12 month period.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .U.S. citizens can enter Denmark for up to 90 days out of any 180 day period, regardless of time spent 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-Free90 daysRemarks updated .Part of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
    In the CA4 area, you get 90 days total for the entire area. To reset your stay, you must leave the area.
  • 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.
    Germany requires that all passports be signed.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .Part of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
    In the CA4 area, you get 90 days total for the entire area. To reset your stay, you must leave the area.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 monthsRemarks updated .Travel currently almost impossible due to gang violence. Only open borders are the sea borders. Air borders are currently not open, nor is the border with the Dominican Republic.
  • Visa-Free3 monthsRemarks updated .Part of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
    In the CA4 area, you get 90 days total for the entire area. To reset your stay, you must leave the 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-Free3 monthsResidence permit for stays of longer than 90 days obtainable after arrival under certain conditions.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .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".
    Starting August 1st 2024, a ETA just like a US ESTA or a Canada ETA will be required for travel to Israel. Applications open on June 1st as a trial but will not be required for US and German passport holders. On July 1st 2024, the application will be opened to all visa exempt country passport holders.
  • 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 monthsDeparture tax collected by airline for all arrivals by air.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .Persons who have been sentenced to 1 year or more of jail are NOT eligible for visa free travel to Japan and have to obtain a visa, United States citizens are also eligible for a Japanese eVisa.
  • Visa-Free30 daysVisa free was granted in 2014 under the Unilateral visa waiver for countries with high investment in Kazakhstan Economy
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .May not exceed 90 days within any 12-month period.
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysRemarks updated .90 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.
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    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-Free30 daysRequirement updated .
  • 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-FreeUnlimitedThe United States has a Compact of Free Association relationship with the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free180 daysRemarks updated .Visitors must obtain a Multiple Immigration Form. 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, it will cost 687 Mexican Pesos or around USD 40. The 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 is valid for Land and Sea Travel.
    Exit stamp required if you entered using paper FMM (All Land POEs)
    You are in Mexico illegally if you did not get a FMM at the border (even if using the 7 day FMM fee exemption via land) or eFMM
    Mandatory Car Disinfection at Mexico's Southern Borders (Guatemala and Belize)
  • Visa-Free365 daysThe United States has a Compact of Free Association relationship with the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
  • 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 daysRemarks updated .Tourist card must be purchased upon arrival.
    Part of the Central America-4 Free Mobility Agreement.
    In the CA4 area, you get 90 days total for the entire area. To reset your stay, you must leave the area.
  • 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.
  • Visa-Free1 yearThe United States has a Compact of Free Association relationship with the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
  • Visa-Free180 daysDenial of entry or transit to any person who has a criminal conviction.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .
  • 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 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
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    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival and departure
    US citizens can use Automated Border Control
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
    Medical insurance required.
    Sufficient funds of USD 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 daysAll visitors are fingerprinted. From September 2021, travelers require the Korean Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA). The validity period is 3 years from the date of approval.
    The government of the Republic of Korea announced that from April 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, a K-ETA is not required for 27 countries citizens visiting Korea for 90 days or less for business or tourism.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .An entrance fee of USD 25 or EUR 25 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-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period in the Schengen Area.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • Visa-Free90 daysVisitors fingerprinted upon arrival.
  • Visa-Free30 days / 60 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa also available.
    e-Visa holders can enter through all border points.
    Visa waiver stay is 30 days
    E-Visa gives a stay of 60
  • Visa-Free60 daysRemarks updated .Visa waiver program rules:
    You can enter for 60 days per visa exempt stay.
    You can enter a unlimited amount of times via air.
    Maximum of 2 entries if entering by sea or land. Else, you need hard visa.
    Overstayers will be banned and fined upon departure depending on length of overstay.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period.
    Tourism Purpose only.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .90 days within any 180-day period
    Entry via Russian occupied territories are considered illegal and will result in legal consquences
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 daysRequirement updated .Extension 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-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .Extendable up to 120 days.
  • Visa-FreeRemarks updated .Open borders but de facto follows Italian visa policy.
    No foreign accomidations, residency restricted to Vatican citizens only.
  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .Also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe.
    All visitors are fingerprinted.
    Two blank pages required.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only travellers arriving from certian places as defined by Govertment. Please check the WHO 2020 Yellow Fever vaccination requirments document for exact list.

Visa On Arrival

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

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Visa on arrival can be obtained only at international airports, pre arrival visa required if arriving by sea or by land border crossing with India.
    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 Arrival1 monthVisa on arrival obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport, and all land borders.
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only for travellers arriving high risk countries and having transited for more than 12 hours
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    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysExtendable for 2 additional months.
    Visa waiver granted 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 Arrival60 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Extendable up to 90 days.
    Permission from Maldivian government required to travel to non resort islands.
  • Visa On Arrival30 DaysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only for travellers arriving from high risk countries
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    Visa On Arrival3 months3 months within 12 months
    Visitors visa issued upon arrival for free.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Available 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 daysVisas issued upon arrival at no charge to the passenger. Valid for 31 days.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthRemarks updated .Extendable up to 3 months.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAlso eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia.
    Tourism purposes only.

eVisa

American passport allows entry to 24 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period if granted.
    May enter using SmartGate.
  • eVisa30 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    e-Visas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .Sustainable Development Fee of USD 200 per day for almost all visitors to Bhutan.
    Tour guide required for all travellers execpt in city of Thimpu and Paro. Even in these cities, tourists are not permitted to enter any tourist attraction without a guide. They are only allowed to walk and shop around these cities without a guide.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis and current immunization records required.
  • eVisa30 daysRequirement updated .Must register online at least five days prior to arrival.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    Registration required.
    Visas must be issued at the DR Congo embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Evisas valid at any Port of Entry
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisaRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .e-Visas are available for one to six months.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    Embassy visas are valid for 5 years and multiple entries for US citizens
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • eVisa30 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa may only be obtained twice within 1 calendar year.
    Foreigners of Pakistani origin or who hold a Pakistani Passport are not eligible for an e-Visa. Foreigners who are not Pakistani nationals, but whose parents or grandparents (either paternal or maternal) were born in, or were permanent residents in Pakistan, are also not eligible for an e-Visa.
    Visitors are fingerprinted.
    American citizens are eligible for a ten-year, multiple-entry tourist visa (not an e-visa).
    American citizens of Pakistani heritage are not eligible for an e-Visa nor are they eligible for a ten-year, multiple-entry tourist visa, and must apply for a regular visa.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks 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 USD 32.50.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors 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.
  • eVisa30 DaysRequirement updated , remarks
  • eVisa28 dayse-Visa 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.
    e-Visa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .May 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.
    Strict enforcement of food import laws, on the spot fines of NZ400 for not declaring food.
  • 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.
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    eVisa60 daysExtendable for 30 days
  • 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 (EUR 10) by credit or debit card.
    Valid for one journey only and it expires once exit the country.
  • eVisaRemarks updated .Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .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 e-Visa.
    Ugandan immigration authorities may require additional documentation, including proof of a return plane ticket and detailed tour itinerary in Uganda.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis 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.
    U.S. citizens under the age of 16 or over the age of 55 traveling to Uzbekistan for tourism purposes are eligible for visa-free entry for a period of up to 90 days and 30 days, respectively.
  • eVisae-Visa is valid for 90 days and multiple entry.
    Phú Quốc visa exemption for up to 30 days.

eVisa / On Arrival

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

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRequirement updated , remarks Travelers departing from New York can obtain a visa at the airport upon arrival in Baku, however no airline currently operates this route. Visa can be obtained on arrival in certain emergency situations.
    If 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.
    Travellers with a visa or evidence of travel to the now-defunct Republic of Artsakh (stamps) are permanently denied entry.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysRemarks updated .
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRequirement updated .No Fee if visa obtained prior to arrival (consular visa).
    160 dollar fee payable by US dollars that must be clean, and not wrinkled or torn or local currency if obtaining at border
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival1 monthRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
    All visitors are fingerprinted upon arrival and departure.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 dayse-Visa 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 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.
    Visitors are fingerprinted.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysIndonesian authorities have announced that citizens of the United States may be granted visa-free entry within the upcoming month
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival.
    Not available at King Hussein/Allenby Bridge
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .17
    e-Visa may be used to enter Laos through Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, 3 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is available at Luang Prabang, Pakse and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges
    Visa on arrival is extendable for an additional 60 days at the Department of Immigration in Vientiane.
  • eVisa or 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.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .Visitors are fingerprinted.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only if arriving from high risk countries as defined by WHO.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .Access to Mecca is restricted to muslims and non muslims are prohibited entry to Mecca.
    Import of alcohol strictly prohibited.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months / 30 daysRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days / 30 daysRemarks updated .The standard visitor visa allows a stay of 60 days within any 6 month period.
    Visa fees (for Standard visitor visa):
    SAARC - USD 35
    Non SAARC - USD 75
    e-Visa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee.
    If transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports, An e-Visa is exempted (2 day transit period).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .

Pre-arranged Visa Required

22 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 RequiredRemarks updated .Visitors 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, except the embassies in Austria and the United Kingdom.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Application for a tourist visa to Algeria must be accompanied by a certificate of accommodation.
    Persons may be denied entry if entering with a passport containing visas or stamps issued by Israel.
    Visa can be obtained on arrival for certain cities in the southern region of the country if travel is booked through a local travel agency.
    Visa exemption for stays of up to 30 days for those arriving by sea on government sponsored tours.
  • Visa RequiredRequirement updated .
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    Visa requirement reinstated on November 17th 2023.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Passengers with an entry authorisation issued by the authorities of Chad can obtain a visa on arrival.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only if arriving from a high risk country as defined by the WHO.
    Registration within 72 hours is mandatory prior to arrival. Registration is good for the life of the passport.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Registration mandatory within 24 hours of arrival, registration is done during hotel check by hotel staff in if staying at an approved hotel or hostel.
    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, 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.
    US citizens arriving via cruise ports as part of tour groups are visa exempt for stays of up to 15 days.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    A letter of invitation or written proof of a hotel reservation is required.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Tourist 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.
  • Visa RequiredPermit required to leave capital.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Pre approved visa can be obtained on arrival.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
    Visas for US citizens are either single entry or multiple entry and valid for 5 years. The fee for single entry 3 month validity is 60 dollars and the fee for the multiple entry visa is 100 dollars.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Iranian 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.
    Admission refused if passport contains stamps or visas issued by Israel.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required only for travellers from high risk countries.
    Pre-approved visa letter valid for 14 days from date of issuance is mandatory.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .Letter of invitation required.
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • Visa Required30 daysRemarks updated .Visas are issued with validity of 30 days.
    Visa can be obtained in the Nauruan Press Office at the United Nations.
  • Visa RequiredRemarks updated .International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required.
  • Visa Required90 daysRequirement updated .Business eVisas-on-arrival available for "Frequently Traveled Business Persons of International Reputes" or "Executives of Multi-national Companies", as well as for government officials
    International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis required if arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • 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 RequiredRemarks updated .If arriving from a country of high yellow fever risk and stayed for more than 12 hours, then Yellow Fever vaccine required.
    Exit visa required.
    Registration within 3 days mandatory.
  • Visa RequiredRequirement updated , remarks According to the Syrian government, US citizens can get evisa assuming they have a local sponsor. The fee is currently 185 dollars.
    Registration required within 15 days.
    Persons with passports bearing Israeli visas or entry/exit stamps are not allowed to enter.
    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.
  • 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 travel to 1 destination, passport holders of United States of America must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • Special RequirementsRemarks updated .U.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel. Such validations are only ever issued if travel is in the interests of US national security.
    United States citizens require a visa when traveling to North Korea, as there is no North Korean diplomatic mission in the United States, US citizens must obtain a visa from a diplomatic mission in a third country.
    U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, authorized a ban on American travel to North Korea that went into effect 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 propaganda poster.

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