Visa requirements for US citizens to visit popular destinations

Popular Destinations with Visa Requirements

Does your next vacation require a visa? The majority of the world’s countries don’t require US citizens to get visas for tourist trips… but you don’t want to find out the hard way that your destination is one of the countries that does require a visa! Visa requirements change frequently, so you should always check the requirements for your destination by visiting the State Department’s Country Specific Information page or the website of the embassy of your destination.

Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular destinations and the visa requirements for US citizens. Please note that this chart only applies to leisure travel. If you’re traveling for business, study, or work, your visa requirements may be different.

Countries Visa Requirements Allowed Stay Other Requirements
Australia ETA issued online prior to travel Up to 90 days Valid US passport with at least 1 blank page for entry stamp
Bahamas Visa not required Up to 8 months Valid US Passport with at least 2 blank pages marked as visa

Passport should be valid for 6 months after the departure from Bahamas

A return ticket is required for the entry in Bahamas

Bolivia Visa required Up to 30 calendar days per visit US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp

Original International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever

Brazil Visa required

*Brazil has announced a visa waiver program for tourists coming from June 1 – September 18, 2016 (Check the Brazilian consulate website for more details)

Visa would be valid for 10 years for multiple entries Valid US passport with at least 1 blank page for entry stamp
Cambodia Visa issued on arrival at the airport in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, or at major land border crossings

Travelers who will enter Cambodia on a river cruise should contact the cruise line to confirm if a visa will be issued on arrival or if it should be acquired in advance at the Embassy of Cambodia.

Up to 30 days US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp

Two passport-size photographs

Canada Visa not required Up to 180 days Valid US Passport with at least 1 blank page for entry stamp
China Visa required Visa would be valid for 10 years for multiple entries US passport with 6 months of validity and at least two blank page for entry stamp
Egypt Visa on arrival at all international Egyptian airports

Single Entry Visa Fee – $25

Multiple Entry Visa Fee – $35

Up to 30 days Valid US Passport with at least 1 blank page for entry stamp
France Visa not required Under 90 days Passport valid for 6 months beyond your planned date of final departure from the Schengen area
Hong Kong Visa not required Under 90 days Passport valid for one month beyond the date of your intended stay

US Passport with at least one blank page for entry stamp

India Visa required (e-Visa for single entry and sticker visa for multiple entry) Single entry visa validity – 30 days

Multiple-entry visa validity – 10 years

Valid US passport with one blank page for entry stamp
Indonesia A single entry visa on arrival at Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Batam, Banda Aceh, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Manado, Biak, Ambon, Balikpapan, Pontianak, Kupang, Surabaya, and South Sumatra airports

Visa Fee – $35

*Fee might not apply at Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Batam, and Surabaya airports

Up to 30 days Valid US Passport with at least 2 blank pages side by side
Ireland Visa not required Up to 3 months US passport valid for the duration of your stay in the country

US Passport with at least one blank page

Italy Visa not required Under 90 days Passport valid for 6 months beyond your planned date of final departure from the Schengen area

US passport with 2 blank pages for entry stamp

Jamaica Visa not required Up to 6 months Valid US passport at the time of entry

US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

Japan Visa not required Under 90 days US passport valid for the duration of your stay in the country

US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

Kenya Visa required (e-Visa for single entry and sticker visa for multiple entry)

If you will also visit Rwanda or Uganda, you can get an East Africa Tourist Visa valid for all three countries

Visa Fees for Single Entry – $50

Visa Fees for Multiple-entry – $100

East Africa Tourist Visa allows multiple entry in the country, during a period of 90 days US passport with 6 months of validity and at least two blank page for entry stamp
Mexico Visa not required

For a stay of one week or more travelers must purchase a tourist card for approximately $20

Up to 180 days Valid US Passport with at least one blank page for entry stamp
Myanmar Visa required. May be issued at a Consulate of Myanmar or online as an e-Visa Up to 28 days US passport with 6 months of validity and at least 2 blank page for entry stamp
Netherlands Visa not required Up to 90 days Passport valid for 3 months beyond your planned date of final departure from the Schengen area

US passport with 2 blank pages for entry stamp

Paraguay Visas on arrival are available only at the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion

Visa Fee – $160

Up to 90 days Valid US passport at the time of entry with one blank page for entry stamp

US travelers must complete a one page form (available in English and Spanish) to report any symptoms or exposure to the diseases Ebola and Chikungunya

Russia Visa required Up to 30 days Valid US passport with at least 2 blank pages marked as visa

Passport should be valid for 6 months after the departure from Russia

South Korea Visa not required Up to 90 days Valid US passport at the time of entry

US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

Spain Visa not required Up to 90 days Valid US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

(6 months of validity recommended)

Switzerland Visa not required Up to 90 days US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp
Taiwan Visa not required Up to 90 days US passports valid for the intended period of stay in the country

US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

Tanzania Visa on Arrival at all entry ports US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp

Round Trip ticket and demonstration of the sufficient funds for the stay

Uganda Visa on Arrival at the International Airport in Entebbe

Visa Fee – $100

If you will also visit Kenya or Rwanda, you can get an East Africa Tourist Visa valid for all three countries from the Embassy of Uganda:

Visa Fees for Single Entry – $50

Visa Fees for Multiple-entry – $100

Up to 3 months US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp

Original International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever

Proof of polio vaccination for children younger than 5 years

United Arab Emirates Visa on Arrival

Visa charges are free

Up to 30 days US passport with 6 months of validity and one blank page for entry stamp
United Kingdom Visa not required Up to 90 days US passports valid for the intended period of stay in the country

US passport with one blank page for entry stamp

Vietnam Visa required (sticker and “loose leaf” visa) Up to 90 days US passport with 6 months of validity and at least one blank page for entry stamp
Zambia Single entry visa on arrival

Visa Fee – $50

Visa Fee for one day – $20

Up to 30 days US passport with 6 months of validity and 2 blank page for entry stamp
Zimbabwe Visa on arrival (only for tourists) at the airports in Harare as well as at select other ports of entry to Zimbabwe

Single Entry Visa Fee – $30

Up to 30 days Valid US Passport

Comments

PASSPORTINFO.COM is not operated, maintained by, or affiliated with any passport offices or government agencies. It is a privately operated website portal for informational purposes only.