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Countries the US Can Travel to Visa-Free

American citizens can travel to more than 150 countries without requiring a visa.

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

Denmark

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.

Belarus

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.

Israel

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.

Slovakia

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

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.

 

​Travel Restrictions

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

RankVisa-Free Countries
1Albania
2Andorra
3Angola
4Antigua and Barbuda
5Argentina
6Armenia
7Australia
8Austria
9Azerbaijan
10Bahamas
11Bahrain
12Bangladesh
13Barbados
14Belarus
15Belgium
16Belize
17Benin
18Bolivia
19Bosnia and Herzegovina
20Botswana
21Brazil
22Brunei
23Bulgaria
24Burkina Faso
25Cambodia
26Canada
27Cape Verde
28Central African Republic
29Chile
30Colombia
31Comoros
32Costa Rica
33Cote d'Ivoir
34Croatia
35Cuba
36Cyprus
37Czechia
38Denmark
39Djibouti
40Domican Republic
41Dominica
42Ecuador
43Egypt
44El Salvador
45Estonia
46Eswatini
47Ethiopia
48Fiji
49Finland
50France
51Gabon
52Gambia
53Georgia
54Germany
55Greece
56Grenada
57Guatemala
58Guinea-Bissau
59Guyana
60Haiti
61Honduras
62Hungary
63Iceland
64India
65Indonesia
66Ireland
67Israel
68Italy
69Jamaica
70Japan
71Jordan
72Kazakhstan
73Kenya
74Kiribati
75Kosovo
76Kuwait
77Kyrgyzstan
78Laos
79Latvia
80Lebanon
81Lesotho
82Liechtenstein
83Lithuania
84Luxembourg
85Macao
86Madagascar
87Malawi
88Malaysia
89Maldives
90Malta
91Marshall Islands
92Mauritania
93Mauritius
94Mexico
95Micronesia
96Moldova
97Monaco
98Mongolia
99Montenegro
100Morocco
101Mozambique
102Myanmar
103Namibia
104Nepal
105Netherlands
106New Zealand
107Nicaragua
108Nigeria
109North Macedonia
110Norway
111Oman
112Palau
113Palestine
114Panama
115Papua New Guinea
116Paraguay
117Peru
118Pilippines
119Poland
120Portugal
121Qatar
122Romania
123Rwanda
124Saint Kitts and Nevis
125Saint Lucia
126Saint Vincent and the Grenadiness
127Samoa
128San marino
129Sao Tome and Principe
130Senegal
131Serbia
132Seychelles
133Singapore
134Slovenia
135Slvakia
136Solomon Islands
137Somalia
138South Africa
139South Korea
140Spain
141Sri lanka
142Suriname
143Sweden
144Switzerland
145Taiwan
146Tajikistan
147Tanzania
148Thailand
149Timor-Leste
150Togo
151Tonga
152Trinidad and Tobago
153Tunisia
154Turkey
155Tuvalu
156Uganda
157Ukraine
158United Arab Emirates
159United Kingdom
160Uruguay
161Uzbekistan
162Vanuatu
163Vatican City
164Vietnam
165Zambia
166Zimbabwe

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