Where U.S. Citizens Can Travel Without a Visa
When traveling outside of the United States it is important that U.S. citizens understand which countries might require a travel visa before you are permitted to enter their country.
According to the Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2013, holders of a U.S. passport can visit 172 countries and territories visa-free or with visa upon arrival. However, a few notable exceptions are Brazil, China, Russia, India, Vietnam, and most of the African continent.
When looking at the map above, the dark green areas allow visa-free travel. The lighter green areas either require electronic clearance or will issue a visa upon arrival, and the gray areas require that a travel visa be approved prior to arrival. (visa requirement map – Wikipedia)
If you’re traveling to a country that is not represented in dark green, then we highly recommend that you take a peek at the travel requirements list that is maintained on the Department of State’s website. The link also includes information on passports, visas, immunizations, medical information, additional fees, and conditions abroad that may affect your safety and security.
Hope that helps! Now, get out there and explore this big, beautiful world of ours!
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