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Here Are The 99 Countries Americans Can Visit Visa-Free!! 18 of them are African countries..

The map above shows the 99 countries American passport holders can travel to visa-free. What this means in practice is that you don’t need prior permission to enter any of the countries listed. However, be aware that virtually all countries impose time limits on how long Americans can stay, generally anywhere between 14 and 90 days.

Moreover, there may be restrictions on what type of activities you can do while there. Most countries will allow tourists, but some may have restrictions for business people, students, etc.

Thus, it’s always good idea to check out the website of the embassy of your destination country and the State Department’s Alerts and Warnings for advisories that may affect your journey.

On top of visa-free travel, many other countries offer visa-on-arrival, which means you still need a visa to enter the country, but can obtain (or purchase) it when you arrive. Once again be sure to check with embassy of the destination country before leaving to find out about cost, what currency can be used to pay for it, duration, etc.

Given that it’s so easy for Americans to travel abroad, you’d think more of them would. However, as of 2014 there were 121.5 million valid passports for a population of 318.9 million people. This means roughly only 38% of American hold a valid passport or 62% don’t.

All data for the map above and the lists of countries below comes from Wikipedia, so there may be some errors. If you notice any please leave a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Here’s the full list:



  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Croatia
  8. Cyprus
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Denmark
  11. Estonia
  12. Finland
  13. France
  14. Germany
  15. Greece
  16. Hungary
  17. Iceland
  18. Ireland
  19. Italy
  20. Latvia
  21. Liechtenstein
  22. Lithuania
  23. Luxembourg
  24. Macedonia
  25. Malta
  26. Moldova
  27. Monaco
  28. Montenegro
  29. Netherlands
  30. Norway
  31. Poland
  32. Portugal
  33. Romania
  34. San Marino
  35. Serbia
  36. Slovakia
  37. Slovenia
  38. Spain
  39. Sweden
  40. Switzerland
  41. Ukraine
  42. United Kingdom
  43. Vatican City


  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahamas
  3. Barbados
  4. Belize
  5. Canada
  6. Chile
  7. Colombia
  8. Costa Rica
  9. Dominica
  10. Ecuador
  11. El Salvador
  12. Grenada
  13. Guatemala
  14. Guyana
  15. Haiti
  16. Honduras
  17. Jamaica
  18. Mexico
  19. Nicaragua
  20. Panama
  21. Peru
  22. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  23. Saint Lucia
  24. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  25. Trinidad and Tobago
  26. Uruguay


  1. Armenia
  2. Brunei
  3. Georgia
  4. Israel
  5. Japan
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. Kyrgyzstan
  8. Malaysia
  9. South Korea
  10. Mongolia
  11. Philippines
  12. Singapore
  13. Thailand


  1. Botswana
  2. Equatorial Guinea
  3. The Gambia
  4. Lesotho
  5. Malawi
  6. Mauritius
  7. Morocco
  8. Namibia
  9. South Africa
  10. Swaziland
  11. Tunisia
  12. Zambia
  13. Zimbabwe
  14. Togo
  15. Senegal
  16. Seychelles
  17. Rwanda
  18. Tanzania


  1. Kiribati
  2. Marshall Islands
  3. Micronesia
  4. New Zealand
  5. Palau
  6. Vanuatu

Looking for something a bit more exotic? Well Americans can also travel visa-free to the following territories, disputed areas, and partially recognized countries (names in bold are US territories):

So while Americans may have 99 problems, finding a country to visit isn’t one. Have a favourite destination from the list above? Let everyone else know about it the comments section below:


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