As of March 2019, citizens of the United States could travel to 184 countries and territories without requiring a visa from the host country. Some states issue visas on arrival while other issue e-visa. The Henley Passport Index ranks the United States passport the 60th in travel freedom. The following are some of the countries where Americans can travel visa-free.
Some Countries The US Can Travel To Visa-Free
United States citizens are allowed to enter Denmark and can stay for ninety days without requiring a visa. Americans can either fly directly to Denmark or gain entry from another Schengen area. However, beginning in January 2021, all non-EU travelers will require the European Travel Information and Authorization System visa to access the Schengen area including Denmark.
Americans do not require a visa to travel to Belarus, but arrival and departure must be through the Minsk International Airport, and tourists cannot spend more than 30 days in the country. Tourist planning to stay longer than five days must register upon arrival. However, all American tourist traveling from or to Russia and all passengers transiting through Belarus require visas.
American citizens traveling to Israel do not require a visa if they plan to stay in the country for not more than 30 days. However, dual nationals of the United States and Israel, including infants, are required to possess an Israeli passport before being allowed to leave the country. American citizens who knowingly defame or make public calls to boycott Israel are prohibited from visiting the country.
Americans traveling to Slovakia can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa either by flying directly to the state or gaining entry to the country from any of the countries within the Schengen area. Tourists must have a medical insurance scheme and be in possession of at least $50 for each day they will spend within the country's borders. Visitors must register within three days of entering Slovakia. As from January 2021, non-EU visitors will be required to obtain the European Travel Information and Authorization System visa.
Mexico receives the largest chunk of American tourists. A citizen of the United States requires either a passport or a driver's license to enter Mexico but must obtain documents from the immigration department if they are planning to spend more than 72 hours or travel more than 12 miles into Mexico.
The United States has placed restrictions on its citizens from visiting some countries. A passport holder requires a special passport validation from the federal government before traveling to North Korea while American tourist groups and cruise liners are barred from traveling to Cuba. The Federal Government also advises its citizens not to visit politically unstable countries such as Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Sudan.
Countries the US Can Travel to Visa-Free
|4||Antigua and Barbuda|
|19||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|28||Central African Republic|
|115||Papua New Guinea|
|124||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|126||Saint Vincent and the Grenadiness|
|129||Sao Tome and Principe|
|152||Trinidad and Tobago|
|158||United Arab Emirates|
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Victor Kiprop is a writer from Kenya. When he's not writing he spends time watching soccer and documentaries, visiting friends, or working in the farm.
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