Skip to comments.Here's A Map Showing Where U.S. Citizens Can Travel Without A Visa
Posted on 04/22/2013 10:13:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
An American passport grants its holder access to nearly every country in the world. In 2012, U.S. citizens and nationals could travel to 166 countries visa-free or with visa on arrival, including most countries in Europe and South America.
But there are a few big exceptions. Americans need to get advance visas to Brazil, China, Russia, India, Vietnam and most countries on the African continent.
The map below shows exactly where a U.S. passport will let you travel.
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Does this mean you don’t need a passport, or is that just in the 50 states? I don’t have a passport and really don’t want one.
You still need a passport.
I am going to Russia this summer on a cruise and I could not believe the details you have to provide to get a visa. We need to be as equally cautious. Every tourist has to provide all kinds of background on themselves then tell them exactly where you are going to be how long you will be there why you are going to be there and when you are leaving.
I guess they are concerned with terrorists. Ya’ Think?
Need a visa prior to visiting Australia. I would have thought.
That is weird that New Zeeland is visa free but Australia is not.
“Does this mean you dont need a passport”
Now we even need a passport for Canada and Mexico.
Well... my late father-in-law used to say, “Don’t bother with travel. There’s plenty to see here in the CONUS.”
He’s probably right.
Thank the terrorists for that.
Gee the Saudis can visit us like candaians, but we need reams of paperwork to do the same....
That is so FAIR isn’t it libtards...
I know a gentleman who was born in India and is now a naturalized US Citizen. He has to go to the Indian Embassy and get a visa to visit his parents in his own hometown!
I don't know about Mexico but you definitely don't need one for Canada.
You do not need a passport to enter Canada.
HOWEVER...your own government will not let you back in the country unless you have a passport or a recognized equivalent (border crossing card, or approved biometric state drivers license, etc.)
I have a guy working for me in the same situation. He was born in India, but needed to get a visa to go there to visit family.
You need a passport or a passport card to re-enter the US from Canada.
Depends on how you travel to Canada. If by air you definitely need a passport. If by land or sea you can get by with either a cheaper passport card or enhanced drivers license. Regardless the good old days are well behind us now.
What about a MasterCard?
Yeah, because India doesn’t recognize / allow dual citizenship (technically, neither does the US, but for some reason, it’s not implemented).
But he can get a Person of Indian Origin card, and can get nearly all the rights a citizen of the Indian Republic enjoys, barring the right to vote. I have aquaintances who have this.
In the seven 0bama caliphates you require a passport. /sarc
Super easy to get the Australian visa, you can apply for it online in 5 minutes for an electric visa. Costs $20.
If you travel outside the US, you need a passport. A visa is a different document.
My granddad said the same thing.
He was right.
An Australian visa can be obtained online and it’s a very easy process. You still need to do it before arrival. That’s quite a group of countries in company with Australia.
In fact, they get express passports to the US.
Yes, that’s right. We accept American Express, but we need Visas.
Aside from Canada, Australia and NZ, with a possibility of Iceland, I prefer to stay in America anyway.
The map has Puerto Rico as blue, not red. That seems odd.
Visa-free business travel to China would be a big benefit for those of us who frequently need to do it. I think China would allow it if the US would reciprocate, so somebody in Congress needs to get their act together and push for it. We already owe China our first-born sons - at least the US Government could do something to make it easier for us to get back and forth and help pay the debt off.
PR should be turned into an independent commonwealth, IMO. Allowing PR to become a state is called buying trouble.
Hawaii is nowhere to be seen on the map nor the various South Pacific Islands that belong to the US.
Cool...good to know. Thanks for the information.
Having a passport should be on your list...ya never know. They are making it more difficult to get one...
“I guess they are concerned with terrorists. Ya Think?”
RE: Aside from Canada, Australia and NZ, with a possibility of Iceland, I prefer to stay in America anyway.
Tina Turner relinquished her US citizenship to become a Swiss Citizen. Why Iceland (on the brink of bankruptcy) and not Switzerland?
Iceland for the pure rugged beauty. I’ll pass on pretty much anywhere European. I’d also love to see Siberia.
Id also love to see Siberia....LOTS of people would ask “Why?” ANNNND...you might get your wish. Soon.
I never know what? If I’d be confined to my country? My state? My county? My town? My neighborhood? My home? If it gets to the point that we need a passport to leave our homes, we’ve got bigger problems on our hands, IMO.
I don’t have a desire to go anywhere that would require one.
(+ drawn/quartered preferably)
Australia really needs to get with the program.
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