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Here's A Map Showing Where U.S. Citizens Can Travel Without A Visa
Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2013 | Jennifer Polland

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: usa; visa

1 posted on 04/22/2013 10:13:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

You still need a passport.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 10:16:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


4 posted on 04/22/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: SeekAndFind

Need a visa prior to visiting Australia. I would have thought.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:03 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mongolia!?!?!


6 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is weird that New Zeeland is visa free but Australia is not.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:05 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Sergio
I would have thought not
8 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:13 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: rarestia

“Does this mean you don’t need a passport”

No.

Now we even need a passport for Canada and Mexico.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 10:19:46 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

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.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ifinnegan

Thank the terrorists for that.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

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...


12 posted on 04/22/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


13 posted on 04/22/2013 10:25:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ifinnegan
Now we even need a passport for Canada and Mexico.

I don't know about Mexico but you definitely don't need one for Canada.

14 posted on 04/22/2013 10:26:12 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.)


15 posted on 04/22/2013 10:36:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Straight Vermonter

You need a passport or a passport card to re-enter the US from Canada.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:37:34 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Straight Vermonter

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.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 10:41:29 AM PDT by xp38
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To: SeekAndFind

What about a MasterCard?


19 posted on 04/22/2013 10:42:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog; SoothingDave

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.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 10:51:19 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: rarestia
Does this mean you don’t need a passport, or is that just in the 50 states?

In the seven 0bama caliphates you require a passport. /sarc

21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:54:43 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Sergio

Super easy to get the Australian visa, you can apply for it online in 5 minutes for an electric visa. Costs $20.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 11:11:38 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: rarestia

If you travel outside the US, you need a passport. A visa is a different document.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 11:17:05 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: rarestia; ifinnegan

My granddad said the same thing.

He was right.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 11:23:06 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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To: Reaganez

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.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: GraceG

In fact, they get express passports to the US.

Yes, that’s right. We accept American Express, but we need Visas.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aside from Canada, Australia and NZ, with a possibility of Iceland, I prefer to stay in America anyway.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 11:30:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mount Athos
First I ever knew about needing a visa for Australia. I have been in a country or two that required a visa, but it was issued at the border free of charge.

The map has Puerto Rico as blue, not red. That seems odd.

28 posted on 04/22/2013 11:31:01 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind
Looks like we're not allowed to go to Hawaii at all - is that a new Obama security thing? :)

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.

29 posted on 04/22/2013 11:39:04 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Verginius Rufus

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.


30 posted on 04/22/2013 11:42:51 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Mount Athos

Cool...good to know. Thanks for the information.


31 posted on 04/22/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: rarestia

Having a passport should be on your list...ya never know. They are making it more difficult to get one...


32 posted on 04/22/2013 12:07:34 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: lone star annie

“I guess they are concerned with terrorists. Ya’ Think?”

No, spies.


33 posted on 04/22/2013 12:40:43 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: cripplecreek

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?


34 posted on 04/22/2013 1:00:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Iceland for the pure rugged beauty. I’ll pass on pretty much anywhere European. I’d also love to see Siberia.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 1:03:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’d also love to see Siberia....LOTS of people would ask “Why?” ANNNND...you might get your wish. Soon.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:39 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 2:34:44 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Passport / visa questions are prolly academic for someone who REFUSES to fly until the nazi bastards at TSA are repudiated.


(+ drawn/quartered preferably)

38 posted on 04/22/2013 2:42:14 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

Australia really needs to get with the program.


39 posted on 04/22/2013 5:54:58 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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