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Here are the Countries That Require Visas for Americans

Jan 03, 2018 11:59
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If you're used to traveling within the US, it can be easy to forget that traveling between countries often requires a little more legwork.

Many countries require Americans to have a visa in order to enter the country.

When traveling overseas for vacation or business, you may need a visa to enter certain countries.

Whether a country requires U.S. residents to obtain visas depends on the state of international relations between that country and the U.S. government. Most foreign countries will require a U.S. resident to obtain a visa before undertaking any kind of paid work.

If you are planning an international trip, it’s important to check and see if your destination will require you to have a visa.

The countries below are popular destinations that require all US citizens to have a visa in order to enter.

The United States has the 12th-most powerful passport in the world: 154 foreign countries allow U.S. citizens with a passport in without any visa, according to PassportIndex.org.

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The following countries require or recommend visas are secured before your arrival.

Terms and conditions may vary: some may need to be acquired online. Some countries may simply recommend purchasing one beforehand in case the airport is busy.

Africa

Most countries in Africa require all travelers from the U.S. to obtain visas before entry. Tourist visas are required for every African country except for Senegal, Lesotho, Rwanda, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

Seychelles does not require a tourist visa if you have proof of a hotel reservation. Mauritius will allow tourist entry without a visa if you have proof of funds and a return ticket to your home country. Certain countries in North Africa that require U.S. residents to obtain a tourist visa -- at the time of publication, Libya and Sudan -- can refuse to issue you a visa if your passport shows you have previously visited Israel.

Asia

Most Asian countries require U.S. tourists to obtain visas. For travel to India, U.S. nationals must obtain visas before arrival in the country. U.S. residents are not allowed into North Korea except as part of a special approved tour. No visa is necessary for tourist visits to Japan or South Korea, of less than 90 days. You can visit Hong Kong or Singapore without a visa in most instances.

Europe

Most western European countries do not require U.S. residents to obtain tourist visas. You need to have a tourist visa to visit the northern part of Cyprus, but travel to the southern part of the island does not require a visa. The former Soviet Republic of Belarus requires U.S. nationals to obtain tourist visas. The visa process for Russia is quite complex, requiring a paid invitation to validate the visa.

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