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Visa-free countries are destinations that passport holders can enter without obtaining a visa beforehand. However, all travelers to visa-free countries must carry a valid passport or identity card to prove their nationality and identity throughout their journey.

The rank of a passport (passport ranking) refers to the position that the passport occupies in the overall passport ranking index. Compared to the passports of other countries around the world, the strength of a passport depends on the total mobility score that the passport provides to its holders. This is measured by the total number of countries to which its passport holder can travel to, either without a visa (visa-free access), with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization. The greater the number of these destinations, the higher the total points for freedom of movement, and therefore the stronger the passport.

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53 countries you can travel VISA-FREE with US visa [2024 edition]

Updated: February 10, 2024 721 Comments

Travel Countries VISA-FREE with US visa

Yes, you read it correctly. Travel 53 countries and territories VISA-FREE with US visa.

I always encourage travelers from developing countries to get a US visa at some point. It opens up doors to many other countries. More and more countries are offering visa exemption with a valid US visa. This list is growing fast.

If you are worried that the VISA-FREE list for your passport is just too small, then get a US visa. It will add about 53 countries to your VISA-FREE list. This is how you give more “power” to your “powerless” passport.

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Why do countries offer visa exemption to US visa holders?

Reason 1: strict screening.

US visa application has a very strict screening process. A US visa is also one of the most difficult visas to get. If you have a US visa, then you were screened pretty well already. Meaning, you do not have a criminal history or any illegal immigration intentions.

Reason 2: Strong ties to your home country

US visa application also makes sure you have strong ties to your home country. This is to avoid illegal immigration. If you were to stay illegally anywhere, you could have stayed illegally in the US itself. So, having a US visa reassures them that you have no intention of remaining in their country illegally.

Reason 3: Financial reasons

Developing countries do not have the infrastructure or the money to screen applicants. If you were already screened by a country like the USA, there is no need to screen you again. In order to have a screening process that is as foolproof as the US, costs a good chunk of money.

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Which US visas are eligible?

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Depending on the country, any of the below US visas can be used.

  • US Tourist/Business Visa (B1, B2, B1/B2)
  • US Work Visa (H1, L1)
  • US Study Visa (F1, J1)
  • US Transit/Crew member Visa (C1, D, C1/D)

Refer to each country below for permitted US visa types. Some countries require the US visa to be multiple-entry and have been used at least once to travel to the US.

So, without further ado, let’s get started.

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North America

Travel Countries VISA-FREE with US visa - Mexico Chichenitza

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Philippines
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Permitted US visas: Valid used/unused multiple-entry non-immigrant US visas – B1, B2, B1/B2, F, M, J, H and L only
  • Entry granted: 180 days
  • Visa is EXEMPT but must apply for Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before arrival
  • Applicable to air travel only
  • Official source: IRCC, Canada – News Release May 01, 2017 and News Release June 06, 2023
  • Eligible Nationalities: All nationalities
  • Permitted US visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry US visas
  • Entry granted: Varies depending on the itinerary
  • US visa must be valid for the entire stay in Mexico
  • Passport must be valid for the entire stay in Mexico
  • Official source: National Institute of Migration, Mexico

Personal experience: I have entered Mexico with a US visa many times by air, land and sea. I was rarely asked any questions. When I was asked any questions, it was mostly about how long I planned to stay in Mexico. I was always given a 180-day entry.

03. United States (of course!)

  • Includes the US territories: US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam
  • Excludes the US territories: American Samoa (American Samoa has its own immigration rules and does not honor US visas )

Personal experience: I have lived/worked in the US on an H1B visa for more than 8 years. I have also entered the US on my B1/B2 visa many times. I was always given a 6-month entry.

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Central America

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  • Entry granted: 30 days
  • Official source: Embassy of Belize in Washington DC, USA

Personal experience: I entered Belize from Mexico at the seaport with my India passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the port took about 5 minutes. I was asked how long I’ll stay in Belize. I was given a 30-day entry.

05. Costa Rica

  • Permitted US visas: Valid used/unused multiple-entry US visas – B1, B2, B1/B2, C1/D, D, F1, J1, H1 and L1 only
  • B1, B2, B1/B2, C1/D and D visas must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of arrival
  • F1, J1, H1 and L1 visas must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival
  • Official Source: Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington DC, USA

Personal experience: I entered Costa Rica at San Jose International Airport with my India passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the airport was quick. I was given a 30-day entry.

I have also entered Costa Rica from Nicaragua by land with my India passport and US visa. Immigration procedures at the land border took about 10 minutes due to long lines. I was asked to show my hotel reservation. I was given a 30-day entry.

06. El Salvador

  • Burkina Faso
  • Central African Republic
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Turkmenistan
  • Entry granted: 90 days total in the entire CA-4 zone (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua)
  • An entry fee of 10 USD will be charged if entering by air
  • If you have already entered Guatemala or Honduras, you can enter El Salvador from Guatemala or Honduras by land without any additional visa requirements as per CA-4 Border Control Agreement
  • Official source: IATA Travel Centre

Personal experience: I entered El Salvador from Guatemala by land with my India passport and US visa. There are no immigration checkpoints at El Salvador and Guatemala land borders. No entry stamp was issued.

07. Guatemala

  • Côte d´Ivoire
  • Dominican Republic
  • US visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival
  • If you have already entered Honduras or El Salvador, you can enter Guatemala from Honduras or El Salvador by land without any additional visa requirements as per the CA-4 Border Control Agreement.

Personal Experience: I entered Guatemala from Mexico by land with my Indian passport and US visa. It took about 10 minutes at immigration. They had to look up the visa requirements to verify if I was eligible to enter on my US visa. I was asked to pay 20 MXN as an entry fee even though there is no official entry fee.

I have also entered Guatemala from Honduras by land with my India passport and US visa. It only took a couple of minutes at immigration. No entry fee.

08. Honduras

  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • South Sudan
  • If you have already entered Guatemala or El Salvador, you can enter Honduras from Guatemala or El Salvador by land without any additional visa requirements as per the CA-4 Border Control Agreement.

Personal experience: I entered Honduras from Guatemala by land using my India passport and US visa. I was asked where I was going and how long I’d stay in Honduras. I had to pay a 30 GTQ entry fee and give my fingerprints. The immigration process took about 5 minutes.

I have also entered Honduras from El Salvador by land using my India passport and US visa. I was asked where I was going and how long I’d stay in Honduras. I had to pay a 3 USD entry fee and give my fingerprints. The immigration process took about 15 minutes due to several people on a Tica bus.

09. Nicaragua

  • Afghanistan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Congo, Dem Rep of
  • Congo, Rep of
  • Sierra Leone
  • Timor-Leste
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL (VOA)
  • VOA fee is 50 USD, payable in cash in USD only, valid for 30 days, single-entry
  • Besides the VOA fee, there is a 10 USD entry fee, a 2 USD land border migration fee (for land border only) and 1 USD municipality tax (for land border only) (payable in USD only)

Personal experience: I entered Nicaragua by land from Honduras using my India passport and US visa. I was asked about my profession and monthly income. I had to pay a total of 63 USD ($50 VOA fee, $10 entry fee, $2 land border migration fee, and $1 municipality tax) to enter. The immigration process was slow and it took about 45 minutes.

  • Eligible nationalities: All nationalities
  • Permitted US visas: All valid USED multiple-entry US visas
  • US visa must have been used at least once to enter the US before
  • Passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the day of arrival
  • Must show proof of economic solvency for a minimum of 500 USD
  • Official source: Embassy of Panama in the USA

Personal experience: I entered Panama at Panama City International Airport with my India passport and US visa. The immigration process took about 5 minutes. I was given a 90-day entry.

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Beach of Catalina Island in Dominican Republic

11. Anguilla (British Territory)

  • Entry granted: 90 days
  • Official source: Anguilla Tourist Board, entry requirements

12. Antigua and Barbuda

  • VOA fee is 100 USD, valid for 30 days, single-entry only
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Department of Immigration, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Official source: Netherlands Worldwide

14. Bahamas

  • Eligible Nationalities: Indian passport holders only
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas

15. Bermuda (British Territory)

  • US visa must be valid for a minimum of 45 days beyond the date of departure from Bermuda
  • Passport must be valid for a minimum of 45 days beyond the date of departure from Bermuda
  • Official source: Government of Bermuda

16. Bonaire (Dutch Territory)

17. british virgin islands (british territory).

  • Official source: British Virgin Islands Tourism

18. Cayman Islands (British Territory)

  • Entry rule: Must arrive directly from the US
  • Official source: Cayman Islands Customs and Border Controls

19. Curaçao

20. dominican republic.

  • Permitted US visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry US visas, except transit (C1, C1/D)
  • Entry rule: If arriving by land or sea, must pay a departure tax of 20 USD before departing. If arriving by air, the departure tax is included in the airfare.
  • Official source: Ministry of Tourism of Dominican Republic
  • Entry rule: A tourist fee of 10 USD must be paid on arrival at the airport

22. Jamaica

  • Official source: Immigration Department of Jamaica

23. Sint Maarten

24. turks and caicos (british territory).

  • Official source: Ministry of Border Control of Turks and Caicos

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South America

Travel Countries VISA-FREE with US visa - Colombia Bogota

25. Argentina

  • Ivory Coast
  • Marshall Islands
  • São Tomé And Príncipe
  • Solomon Islands
  • Permitted US visas: Valid used/unused multiple-entry US visas – B1, B2, B1/B2, J1 and H1B only
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (AVE) online before arrival
  • AVE fee is 200 USD, the processing time is up to 20 working days, valid for 3 months, multiple-entry
  • US visa must be valid for at least 3 months from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Department of Immigration of Argentina
  • Entry rule: US visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival

27. Colombia

  • Entry rule: US visa must be valid for at least 180 days from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

Personal experience: I entered Colombia at Bogota International Airport with my India passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the airport was quick. The number of days was not marked on my passport but I figured that it was a standard 90 days.

  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru

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Signagi in Kakheti Region of Georgia

29. Albania

  • Entry rule: US visa must have been used at least once to enter the US before
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania

30. Armenia

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Entry granted: 21 or 120 days
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but you are eligible to apply for Visa ON ARRIVAL
  • VOA fee is 3,000 AMD, valid for 21 days, single-entry (OR) 15,000 AMD, valid for 120 days, single-entry
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia

31. Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Eligible Nationalities: All nationalities, except Kosovo
  • Entry rule: US visa must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

32. Georgia

  • US visa must be valid on the day of arrival in Georgia
  • Total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Personal experience: I entered Georgia at Kutaisi International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the airport took a while as Georgia immigration is difficult to deal with. I was given a 90-day entry.

I also entered Georgia via train from Armenia with my Indian passport and US visa. Again, immigration was a headache but I was given a 90-day entry.

33. Moldova (Newly Added)

  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • South Africa
  • Entry rule: US visa must be valid for the intended period of the stay
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova

34. Montenegro

  • Official source: Government of Montenegro

35. North Macedonia

  • Entry granted: 15 days
  • US visa must be valid for at least 5 days beyond the intended period of stay
  • Total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 3 months in any 6-month period
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia
  • US visa must be valid for the entire duration of the stay
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia
  • Algeria (those aged 15-18 and 35-65)
  • North Korea
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but you are eligible to apply for Turkey e-Visa online
  • E-Visa fee is 43 USD, validity is 180 days, and single-entry only
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Personal experience: I entered Turkey at Istanbul International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. I applied for my Turkey e-Visa before my travel to Turkey. The immigration procedure at the airport was quick. I was granted a 30-day entry.

If you hold a US visa and are eligible to apply for a Turkey e-Visa, follow this step-by-step guide to apply for Turkey e-Visa . This step-by-step guide has instructions and screenshots to help you fill out the application, pay the visa fee and download your approved e-Visa.

38. United Kingdom

  • Entry granted: 24 hours only (Transit Without Visa)
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to request a 24-hour entry at London (LHR) or Manchester (MAN) airports
  • Must be traveling to or from the US only
  • Must arrive and depart by air only
  • Must hold the boarding pass for the onward flight
  • Onward flight must be within 24 hours (on the same day or the next day before midnight)
  • Granting the 24-hour entry is at the sole discretion of the immigration officer

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Middle East

The West Bay City Skyline of Doha Qatar

39. Bahrain

  • Entry granted: 14 days or 30 days
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL or Bahrain eVisa
  • Single-entry VOA fee is 5 BD, valid for 14 days, entry up to 14 days
  • Multiple-entry VOA fee is 12 BD, valid for 3 months, entry up to 30 days
  • Single-entry eVisa fee is 9 BD, valid for 14 days, entry up to 14 days
  • Multiple-entry eVisa fee is 16 BD, valid for 1 month, entry up to 14 days
  • For VOA, the US visa must be valid for the entire stay in Bahrain
  • For eVisa, the US visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Bahrain eVisa Portal

40. Jordan (Newly Added)

  • Congo, Dem. Rep. Of
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for Jordan eVisa
  • Official source: Jordan E-Visa
  • El Salvador
  • Entry granted: 10 or 30 days
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for Oman 26M or 26N Tourist Visa online
  • 26M eVisa fee is 20 OMR, valid for 30 days, single-entry only
  • 26N eVisa fee is 5 OMR, valid for 10 days, single-entry only
  • Official source: Sultanate of Oman, Royal Oman Police
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but you are eligible to apply for an A3 Visa online on the Hayya Portal
  • A3 eVisa fee is QAR 100, valid for 30 days, single-entry only
  • Must provide hotel booking for the entire stay reserved through the Discover Qatar website
  • US visa must be valid on the day of A3 eVisa application
  • Official source: Qatar Tourist Board

43. Saudi Arabia

  • Permitted US visas: Valid USED multiple-entry US visas – B1, B2, B1/B2 only
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL or Saudi Arabia eVisa
  • VOA or eVisa fee is 300 SAR, valid for 1 year, multiple-entry (plus service fee and insurance fee)
  • Official source: Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority

44. United Arab Emirates

  • Entry granted: 14 days
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL at UAE airports
  • VOA fee is 100 AED, valid for 14 days, single-entry only
  • Official source: UAE Government Portal

Personal experience: I entered the UAE at Sharjah International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. The VOA and the immigration procedures at Sharjah airport were quick. I was given a 14-day entry.

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Old Medina Marrakech Morocco

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL at all international airports
  • VOA fee is $25 USD, valid for 30 days, single-entry only
  • US visa must have been used to enter the US at least once
  • Official source: Egypt Tourism Department

46. Morocco

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for Morocco e-Visa
  • E-Visa fee is 770 MAD, valid for 180 days, single-entry only
  • US visa must be valid for at least 90 days from the day of arrival
  • Official source: Morocco E-Visa Portal

Travel Countries VISA-FREE with US visa - Philippines Boracay Island

  • Permitted US visas: Valid multiple-entry US RESIDENT visas such as H, L, F, J, etc.
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT but are eligible to apply for Japan eVisa
  • eVisa fee is JPY 3,000, valid for 90 days, single-entry only
  • Must submit proof of residence to prove that you reside in the US
  • Must show the visa issuance confirmation via the eVisa website on your phone at the immigration (Prints and PDFs are not accepted)
  • Must enter Japan by flight only
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

48. Kyrgyzstan (Newly Added)

  • Entry granted: 7 days
  • US visa must be a long-term visa issued for 3 or more years (US visas issued for less than 3 years are not accepted)
  • After entering Kyrgyzstan this way, you can only reenter Kyrgyzstan again after 21 days.
  • IMPORTANT: This information is not available in IATA/TIMATIC yet, your flight may denied your boarding
  • Official source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan

49. Malaysia (Currently Suspended)

  • Entry granted: 120 hours (5 days)
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT but are eligible to obtain Transit Without Visa (TWOA) at the VOA counter
  • TWOA is free of charge, valid for 120 hours (5 days), single-entry only
  • TWOA is available at Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA1 and KLIA2 terminals) only
  • Must be in transit to reach the US as the destination. Must hold a confirmed onward eTicket or original boarding pass to the US within 120 hours. (Exception for longer-term pass holders such as work visa, student visa, permanent resident, etc. who can depart to any third country)
  • Issuing of TWOA is at the discretion of the immigration offices at Kuala Lumpur Airport
  • Official source: High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi, India

50. Philippines

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure
  • Official source: Embassy of the Philippines in India

Personal experience: I have entered the Philippines 4 times so far at Manila International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the airport was always quick. I was always given a 14-day entry.

51. Singapore

  • Entry granted: 96 hours (4 days)
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT but are eligible to obtain Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF) upon arrival
  • Must be traveling to or from the country of passport. Example: Must be traveling to a third country from India via Singapore or traveling to India from a third country via Singapore. An example itinerary would be India-Singapore-Bali or Bali-Singapore-India.
  • Both arriving and departing flights in Singapore must be on the same itinerary
  • Official source: Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

52. South Korea

  • Eligible nationalities: All nationalities (except these 23 countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameron, Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan and Yemen)
  • Entry rule: Must be traveling to/from the US through South Korea
  • Official source: South Korea Embassy in Washington DC, USA

Personal experience: I entered South Korea at Seoul International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. The immigration procedure at the airport took a bit longer as the officer had to verify visa requirements. The officer verified my onward ticket to the US which was in 21 days. I was given a 30-day entry.

  • Permitted US visas: All valid/expired used/unused multiple-entry US visas, except transit (C1, C1/D)
  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT but are eligible to apply for ROC Travel Authorization Certificate online
  • ROC Travel Authorization Certificate is free of charge, valid for 90 days, multiple-entry
  • If using an EXPIRED US visa, the visa must have expired in the last 10 years only
  • Official source: Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Personal experience: I entered Taiwan at Taipei International Airport with my Indian passport and US visa. I registered for my ROC travel authorization certificate a few days before my travel to Taiwan. I was given a 30-day entry (entry was 30 days when I traveled but currently it’s only 14 days).

There you have it! List of 53 countries and territories you can travel visa-free with US visa. If you don’t have a US visa, it’s time to apply for one and add another 53 to your list of VISA-FREE countries.

Do you know any other country (I haven’t listed here) that offers visa exemption for US visa holders? Let me know in the comments below.

Change history: For those who are interested, here are the changes to this list.

WRITTEN BY THIRUMAL MOTATI

Thirumal Motati

Thirumal Motati is an expert in tourist visa matters. He has been traveling the world on tourist visas for more than a decade. With his expertise, he has obtained several tourist visas, including the most strenuous ones such as the US, UK, Canada, and Schengen, some of which were granted multiple times. He has also set foot inside US consulates on numerous occasions. Mr. Motati has uncovered the secrets to successful visa applications. His guidance has enabled countless individuals to obtain their visas and fulfill their travel dreams. His statements have been mentioned in publications like Yahoo, BBC, The Hindu, and Travel Zoo.

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What Is Visa-Free Travel and How to Use It

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This article discusses visa-free travel, its benefits, and its role in creating a diverse passport portfolio and holistic offshore strategy.

When most people think about passports, visa-free travel is one of the first things that come to mind. Most passport rankings, like the Henley Passport Index and the Arton Passport Index, focus on visa-free travel to determine a passport’s power.

We, however, take a different approach. Nomad Passport Index judges a passport’s strength on five factors – taxation, dual citizenship, travel, freedom, and perception. 

When you only look at travel, the concept of getting second citizenship as a Westerner makes no sense since US, UK, Australian citizens, etc., can go almost anywhere visa-free. So why get a second passport?

When you take a holistic view, you understand that a second passport is the best Plan B to insure yourself against the ever-changing regulations. It also introduces you to new investment opportunities, places, and wealth-generation tools.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your journey of acquiring a second passport and rest easy knowing that your future is secure – financially and otherwise.

What is Visa-Free Travel?

Visa-free travel seems relatively straightforward – it’s the ability to enter a country without obtaining a visa in advance.

If you have a US passport, for example, you’ll need to get a visa to travel to places like China or Russia. You’ll have to apply, send your passport to your local consulate, and pay a fee to receive your visa.

Countries Without Visa-Free Travel

However, you don’t need to go through this process for countries like Canada or France. You simply arrive, go through customs, and get your passport stamped.

Certain countries have agreements with other countries that allow their citizens to travel there without requiring lengthy visa procedures.

Regular visa-free travel allows travelers to move freely across borders with their passports.

While you usually don’t need more than a passport to clear customs in most visa-free countries, certain countries may request other documents, such as proof of onward travel, before allowing you to enter.

Thailand – a popular backpacking destination – is known for asking visa-free travelers for proof of funds and onward travel.

However, these requirements are usually easy to meet and loosely applied.

In Thailand, you only need a ticket out of the country and a little over $600 in your bank account, and whether or not Thai immigration asks for these extra documents depends on the officer you encounter.

In some countries, you may also have to pay some kind of airport or departure tax even if you travel there visa-free.

Certain airports in the Philippines charge around $11 in tax, and Costa Rica charges a departure tax as well.

But again, these taxes are usually fairly negligible, and you don’t need to pay them in advance.

While you may need to prepare a few things in advance, visa-free travel generally allows you to arrive at immigration and pass through with little hassle.

Visa on Arrival and E-Visas

In addition to regular visa-free travel, your passport may also give you access to expedited visa processing in countries where you do not have visa-free travel.

Sometimes, you can get a visa on arrival where you apply for and receive a visa at a port of entry, or you can obtain a visa easily online.

Visa on Arrival

While visa-on-arrival isn’t technically visa-free travel, it only adds a few steps to the process.

If you’re a US citizen traveling to the UAE, you’ll need to get a visa on arrival for the UAE. Depending on where you land, you either go in the same line as visa-free travelers or you go to a separate line where you wait a few minutes longer.

You then fill out paperwork, pay a fee, and immigration will process you and let you through.

Visa on Arrival Visa-Free Travel

Getting a visa on arrival can be a bit more expensive and paperwork-intensive than visa-free travel, but in most places, it’s not that much more difficult.

Cambodia, for example, has one of the fastest visa-on-arrival processes in the world.

When you arrive at immigration, you step up to the counter, and they take your passport as you fill out a five-question form. You then pay them $30 for a tourist visa or $35 for a business visa, which you can then use to apply for a one-year business residency.

Then, in just a couple of minutes, you retrieve your passport from the other end of the counter, visa in hand.

This easy process is why Cambodia is perhaps the easiest place to get a second residence in the world.

While Cambodia’s visa-on-arrival system is exceptionally efficient, the process in Cambodia is similar to what you will encounter in most visa-on-arrival countries.

Some countries, however, can be a bit more difficult with the visa-on-arrival process. 

For the most part, however, visa on arrival is similar to visa-free travel – you just need to wait in a special line and pay a fee.

E-visas are another way governments can expedite the visa process for citizens of certain countries.

When you get an e-visa, you simply apply online, pay a fee, and arrive at the border.

Australia, for example, uses an e-visa system called an “Electronic Travel Authority” or ETA. Citizens of countries like the US and Japan can complete this e-visa application for tourist or business visas, pay $81.99 to $133.99 for processing, and arrive in Australia with little hassle.

Occasionally, you may encounter more difficult e-visa processes. India’s e-visa process is exceptionally confusing, and one wrong click can send you back to square one.

In general, however, e-visas are basically like visa-free travel with an extra step and an extra fee.

Visa-Free Travel Benefits

Why is Visa-Free Travel Important?

If you grew up as a citizen of a country with a strong passport, you might not realize the true value of visa-free travel until you decide to go somewhere where you need to apply for a visa – like China.

Visa-free travel allows you to travel to different countries without the hassle of going through the bureaucratic motions of getting a visa.

You don’t have to spend your time filling out forms, and you don’t have to go through the hassle of going to an embassy to turn in your passport and wait for approval.

Visa-free travel also allows you to travel on a dime if you want to.

Suppose you’re currently in Cambodia and want to go to China tomorrow. If you have Grenada citizenship by investment , you can use that passport to get visa-free travel to China.

However, if you’re traveling on a passport that doesn’t offer visa-free access to China, you’d need to apply at the embassy, and how fast you can get to China depends on how long the embassy takes to process your visa.

Some embassies have a pretty quick turnaround, while others may take a bit longer.

China’s visa process is known for being hard to navigate, but the Chinese government has tried to make it a bit easier for foreigners to get visas.

In fact, many countries worldwide are actively trying to simplify their visa processes.

However, that’s not the case everywhere. The US is currently trying to make it harder for everyone to get visas, and embassy workers even get bonuses when they deny people. The same goes for Russia. 

The major benefit of visa-free travel is that it gives you access to different countries without the trouble of going through time and money-consuming visa processes.

Why Visa-Free Travel Isn’t That Important

There’s no doubt that visa-free travel is incredibly convenient.

However, in our opinion, it’s a bit overrated.

When our CEO Mr. Henderson tells people he renounced his US citizenship, many are shocked because he gave up so much visa-free travel.

When you’ve been traveling with a US passport for most of your life, you might wonder how people get anywhere without the visa-free travel a US passport gives you.

However, even though he gave up his US passport, he only lost the ability to travel visa-free to about 18 countries.

What he gained? A reduced tax bill, freedom from ever-restricting regulations, and the ability to travel visa-free to countries US citizens can’t travel to.

Visa-Free Travel Overrated

Many citizens of countries with ample visa-free travel often hold the misconception that if you don’t have as much visa-free travel, you’re stuck – but that’s simply not the case.

Even with lower-tier passports, there are plenty of countries that you can visit – with or without a visa.

Also, it’s up to you how you want to diversify your passport portfolio. With strategic planning and our help , you don’t need to lose visa-free travel to your favorite countries at all. Here is why, in our opinion, visa-free travel is overrated:

Visa-Free Travel Isn’t Always Easy

Even if you have visa-free travel to a particular country, its immigration officials may not interpret it that way.

US citizens have visa-free access to most English-speaking countries, such as the UK and Ireland. However, officials from those countries have begun to scrutinize US citizens entering their borders more heavily.

Countries like Ireland and the UK have had issues with US citizens overstaying their visas or working illegally, so they’re spending more time scrutinizing US citizens at the border.

Visa-Free Travel Only Matters if You Want to Go There

When you think of visa-free travel, you often think of it in numbers. How many countries can you travel to without needing a visa?

Now, of those countries, how many are you actually going to travel to?

Many people are afraid of giving up extensive visa-free travel because they fear that they’re missing out on something.

We understand this to some extent. 

Visa-Free Travel Countries

However, unless you plan to go absolutely everywhere, visa-free travel is only worthwhile for countries you will actually visit.

You Can Always Apply for Visas

Visa-free travel certainly makes the immigration process easier, but applying for visas isn’t terribly difficult if you must do so.

If you need to travel to the US, you can always go through the process of applying for an E-2 Visa . You can do the same in Canada or other Western countries that require visas.

It can be a bit of a hassle to get a visa through an embassy, but it’s not terribly difficult.

And, if you’re a US citizen who wants to renounce to get out of the US tax net, then giving up some visa-free travel may be worth paying less in tax.

The Bottomline

While visa-free travel can make your life much easier, it isn’t the ultimate factor in curating a passport portfolio. Unless you are a digital nomad who plans to cross off every visa-free country on your list, you can also live pretty well with a low-tier passport.

Moreover, when you add benefits like a reduced tax bill and increased opportunities, a low-tier passport doesn’t sound bad at all.

At the end of the day, it all depends on your personal preference and situation. If you want to renounce your citizenship but are afraid to lose your visa-free travel privileges, get in touch with us today. We can help you navigate through the process of acquiring second citizenship in a way that best suits your goals.

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Eligible travellers from 13 more countries now qualify  for visa-free travel to Canada

From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

News release

Canada is a destination of choice for people looking to visit, do business or reunite with family and friends. That’s why we are committed to improving our immigration programs and services by making them more efficient and equitable for people around the world.

June 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m. —Winnipeg— Canada is a destination of choice for people looking to visit, do business or reunite with family and friends. That’s why we are committed to improving our immigration programs and services by making them more efficient and equitable for people around the world.

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the addition of 13 countries to the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program. Travellers from these countries who have either held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years or who currently hold a valid United States non-immigrant visa can now apply for an eTA instead of a visa when travelling to Canada by air. Effective today, eligible travellers from these countries can benefit from the program:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Philippines
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Introducing visa-free air travel will make it faster, easier, and more affordable for thousands of travellers to visit Canada for up to six months for either business or leisure. It will also help grow Canada’s economy by facilitating more travel, tourism and international business, and by strengthening Canada’s relationships with these countries while keeping Canadians safe.

This decision will also divert thousands of applications from Canada’s visa caseload, allowing us to process visa applications more efficiently, which will benefit all visa applicants.

Individuals who already have a valid visa can continue to use it to travel to Canada. Those who are not eligible for an eTA, or who are travelling to Canada by means other than air (for example, by car, bus, train and boat—including by cruise ship), will still need a visitor visa . Travellers can visit Canada.ca/eTA to find out whether they’re eligible for an eTA and how to apply for one.

“This exciting development means that more individuals from around the world can now embark on unforgettable adventures, explore our diverse landscapes, reunite with family and friends, and immerse themselves in our vibrant culture without the hurdle of visa requirements. This expansion not only enhances convenience for travellers, it will also increase travel, tourism and economic benefits, as well as strengthen global bonds with these 13 countries.” – The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
“Canada is a destination of choice for so many around the world. We’re making it easier for more people to visit Canada, whether they’re coming to do business, sightsee or reunite with family and friends. Expanding the eTA program to include countries like the Philippines is also an important part of our Indo-Pacific Strategy, as we look to further engage in the region, build on people-to-people ties and make travel to Canada easier, faster and safer for everyone.” – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs
"Canada has what the world wants, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our shores. Expanding the eTA for Canada is a major step toward helping our tourism industry soar to new heights. By streamlining the entry process for international travellers, we send a strong message that Canada is open for business, adventures and unforgettable experiences. This strategic move supports our visitor economy by injecting vitality into our local communities and creating countless job opportunities. It is not just about attracting visitors; it is about showcasing the breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and warm hospitality that define Canada. Let us seize this opportunity to place our nation firmly on the global tourism map, all while building an economy that works for everyone." – The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
"Air Canada is pleased with the announcement today to implement a more user-friendly process to obtain authorization to travel to Canada and connect via Air Canada’s global hubs. The global market for travel and tourism is competitive, and finding easier ways for travellers to obtain their travel authorizations is beneficial not only to Air Canada, but also the entire travel and tourism industry in Canada." – Lisa Pierce, Vice President, Global Sales and Air Canada Vacations
“Expanding visa-free air travel presents immediate opportunities for YVR to connect with more countries around the world, including key destinations in Latin America and Asia. That enhanced access to global markets will provide incredible benefits for our community and support local economic growth. This decisive policy action is a step in the right direction for YVR, British Columbia and Canada. It continues to provide opportunities for people to enjoy our world-class tourism experiences or reunite with loved ones, creates new jobs, and will deliver more direct revenue for our local economy.” – Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority

Quick facts

The eTA is a digital travel document that most visa-exempt travellers need in order to travel to or transit through Canada by air.

The eTA application is used by Canadian officials to conduct light-touch, pre-travel screening of air travellers. It costs CAN$7 to apply, and most applications are automatically approved within minutes.

To apply for an eTA, travellers need only a valid passport, a credit card, an email address and access to the Internet.

Almost 20.9 million eTAs have been issued since the eTA program was introduced on August 1, 2015.

IRCC first expanded its eTA program in April 2017 to include eligible Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians. Canada lifted the visa requirement for all citizens of Bulgaria and Romania later that year. Today, eligible Brazilian nationals continue to enjoy visa-free air travel to Canada.

Within the next year, Canada expects to receive 200,000 (or 20%) more visitors from these 13 countries. Within a decade, increased travel from these countries is expected to bring almost $160 million in additional tourism revenue.

Associated links

  • Find out about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): Citizens from some visa-required countries

Contacts for media only:

Bahoz Dara Aziz   Press Secretary Minister’s Office Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [email protected]

Media Relations Communications Branch Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 613-952-1650 [email protected]

Page details

The weight and the travel freedom attached to a passport vary drastically across nationalities. International visa-regulations are very complex and often non-transparent. They reflect the economical and geopolitical situations as well as the relationships of countries.

This project aims to cast some light on these structures. The default Visa-free destinations mode shows a choropleth map , which is shaded based on the number of destination countries/territories an individual of a certain nationality can travel to without a visa or with visa on arrival.

In order to display the visa regulations for a certain nationality, the source country/territory can be intuitively selected by clicking/tapping the map, via the live search field or by choosing it from the country list. In the Visa-free sources mode, you can alternatively explore the number of countries/territories whose nationals can enter a specific country without a visa or with visa on arrival. The GDP and population modes are added for reference. Other modes can be implemented in the future.

For certain passport holders like certain special types of british nationalities it can be more complicated. For this visualization, some simplifications had to be made, ie. only the most common citizenships are used as a data reference.

About the creator

I'm Markus Lerner , an interaction designer and software developer. I develop interactive online tools and data visualizations as well as interactive installations for museums, trade fairs and companies.

If you buy me a coffee, you help me pay for the server costs, keep Travelscope ad-free and enable me to publish more open source software on my GitHub page .

Source Code

The source code of this project is available on GitHub: https://github.com/markuslerner/travelscope When I started coding in 2014, I used jQuery and jquery-UI for all the interactions and UI updates. Nowadays I would rather use a libray like React for that.

16 July 2018 Disputed areas from Natural Earth Data are now integrated to highlight unresolved conflicts.

29 August 2016 Upon many requests, I decided to publish the source code if this project on GitHub: https://github.com/markuslerner/travelscope

5 April 2016 Travelscope just got selected as an Official Honoree at The 20th Annual Webby Awards in the Web: NetArt category.

5 Oct 2015 Canvas mode for browsers that don't support WebGL is now supported.

4 Oct 2015 The flat map now uses the Robinson projection , which is more appropriate for choropleth maps . Thanks to Zorko Sostaric for the suggestion.

5 May 2015 Travelscope is now featured at Chrome Experiments .

12 March 2015 Lauch of the first version of Travelscope.

Design & technology

This single page web application features a responsive design which works across browsers, platforms and screen sizes. Since WebGL is now supported by iOS, it performs well on recent iOS devices running iOS 8+. Recent Android versions are also supported.

One of the main goals was to be able to render the map in real-time, so that live transformations (spherical to flat) are possible. To achieve this, the powerful Three.js library and its WebGLRenderer are used for display of the map. To keep the map reponsive and save computing power, the map is created as one large BufferGeometry object. The map data are sourced from Natural Earth Data , including the disputed areas maps, then converted to Geo JSON format and simplified to reduce it's complexity . Simplification using MapShaper seems to break the latest map version 5.1.1 – the current data are thus not simplified. It is loaded with D3.js and then transformed to be used in Three.js.

Data sources

Map, GDP and population data: Natural Earth Data

Visa requirements: Wikipedia

Powered by: Three.js , D3.js , d3.js hooked up to three.js , D3 world map in Three.js (Franz Torghele) , Bootstrap , jQuery , tween.js , Google Webfonts ( Open Sans ), Immybox , Tipsy

Concept, design & coding: Markus Lerner

Many thanks to Krittika and Vinay for their valuable feedback and motivation.

This website is a non-profit experimental visualization of visa regulation data pulled from Wikipedia in regular intervals and matched to the countries via the sovereignty of the respective country.

The data for territories, disputed areas, partially recognized countries and restricted zones cannot be imported from Wikipedia, because the data for those is not entered in a consistent form for all countries yet. For that reason, the number of visa-free destinations might differ from other indexes.

It is also possible that there are glitches in the way the data are read from Wikipedia besides the fact that the information on Wikipedia might not have been correct at the time of the last update.

Please do refer to the information on the specific countryʼs embassy or consulate website to get the most up-to-date information pertaining to your travel. I do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the data displayed on this website.

The map uses the cultural vector data and disputed area maps from Natural Earth and their country assignment of the map shapes. Travelscope adopts the same Disputed boundaries policy from Natural Earth: »Natural Earth draws boundaries of sovereign states according to de facto (“in fact”) status rather than de jure (“by law”). We show who actually controls the situation on the ground because it turns out laws vary country to country, and countries are only loosely bound by international law in their dealings with each other. While our de facto policy does not please everyone, it is rigorous and self consistent.«

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Visa-Free Countries for U.S. Passport Holders

Visa-Free Countries for U.S. Passport Holders

U.S. passport holders can enjoy visa-free travel to many parts of the world . The privilege of visa-free travel means U.S. passport holders can make international trips with minimal documentation.

Visa-free entry is generally granted for short tourist and business trips . Americans can avoid long visa applications and can enjoy more spontaneous travel.

An electronic travel authorization is required to visit some countries without a visa . This includes most European countries from 2025.

Get full lists of the countries Americans can visit visa-free and an overview of the documentation required on this page.

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European Countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Visa-Free

The European countries Americans can travel to visa-free can be divided into 2 groups:

  • ETIAS countries
  • Other European countries

Most European countries are in category 1. Americans need ETIAS to visit any of these countries . More information about ETIAS below.

ETIAS Countries for Visa-Free Travel From the U.S.

U.S. passport holders can travel to the following countries without a visa for up to 90 days in any 180-day period . From 2025, you must hold an ETIAS to travel visa-free.

  • Czech Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland

*In the process of joining the Schengen Area, ETIAS applies.

Americans need ETIAS for visa-free travel in Europe

ETIAS is a new requirement for visa-exempt third-country nationals, including Americans. Travelers from the United States need to apply for ETIAS before visiting Schengen countries.

ETIAS is an electronic travel authorization, similar to the United States ESTA . It prescreens visa-free travelers before they arrive in the Schengen Area. The system enhances security and improves border management.

From 2025, visa-free visitors from the United States must have a valid ETIAS linked to their passport.

Other European countries U.S. Citizens Can Visit Without a Visa

ETIAS does not apply to all European countries. Americans can visit these European countries visa-free for the time specified:

U.S. passport holders should check which documents they need to travel to these countries and passport validity requirements.

Each of these European countries has its own visa policy and entry conditions.

Non-European Visa-Free Countries for U.S. Citizens

It’s not just Europe that U.S. citizens can go to without a visa . United States passport holders can enjoy visa-free entry to countries worldwide .

Below is a list of visa-free countries for U.S. passport holders , organized by region. The maximum visa-free stay is also indicated.

* Electronic Travel Authority required

Documents for Visa-Free Travel From the U.S.

Each country has different document requirements for visa-free travel . You must check exactly what you need for the countries you’re visiting.

Documents for visa-free travel from the U.S. may include:

  • A valid U.S. valid for at least 6 months
  • Proof of onward or return travel
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for the stay
  • Confirmation of accommodation
  • Travel insurance (recommended, and mandatory for entry to some countries)

An entry permit such as an electronic travel authorization may also be required. ETAs are usually available online.

Visa-free policies and required documents are subject to change . Check you have the latest information for your destination.

FAQs About Visa-Free Countries for U.S. Citizens

What does visa-free travel mean for u.s. passport holders.

Visa-free travel allows U.S. passport holders to enter a country without needing a pre-arranged visa.

Visa-free travelers may be granted entry for tourism, business, or transit purposes for a set period, typically ranging from 30 to 180 days, depending on the country's regulations.

How do I know if a country is visa-free for U.S. citizens?

You can look at the table above for lists of visa-free countries for U.S. passport holders. Before traveling, you should also check the information from the embassy or consulate you wish to visit. Entry regulations are subject to change.

Will I need any other authorization for visa-free travel?

Electronic authorizations are required for U.S. citizens to travel to some visa-free countries. Americans will need ETIAS to travel to Europe from 2025, this includes top destinations such as Italy, France, and Spain.

New Zealand has a mandatory Electronic Travel Authority for U.S. passport holders.

Are there any restrictions on visa-free travel for U.S. citizens?

Yes, visa-free travel is generally for short stays only, and the duration varies by country .

Activities are also limited to tourism, business meetings, or transit. Work, study, or long-term stays typically require a visa.

What documents do I need for visa-free travel as a U.S. citizen?

For visa-free travel, you must have a valid U.S. passport , usually with at least 6 months' validity remaining. You may also need proof of sufficient funds, return or onward travel tickets, and accommodation.

Some countries may have additional entry requirements, so it's important to check before your trip.

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ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) . Authorization via ESTA does not determine whether a traveler is admissible to the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determine admissibility upon travelers’ arrival. The ESTA application collects biographic information and answers to VWP eligibility questions. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended that travelers apply as soon as they begin preparing travel plans or prior to purchasing airline tickets.

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Most Beautiful Visa-Free Countries For Indians

Here is the list of 76 most beautiful visa-free countries for indians, 1. thailand - the gateway to southeast asia..

Thailand - The Gateway to Southeast Asia.

This country in South-East Asia is popular for its opulent temples, delicious food, rich cultural heritage and extremely friendly locals. The hospitality of the Thai people is unmatched and this can be seen from every corner of the country. Some of the islands like Koh Samui, Phi Phi and Koh Pha Ngan have also become a tourist hotspot. Visa:  E-Visa  Requirements: Passport with at least 6-months validity, A digital photo of you taken in the last 3 months, Your travel dates, Airline Confirmation, Accommodation Details, Credit/debit card or PayPal account for payment Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate ( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

2. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a land of ancient ruins, religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests, and local legends. Southern India meets Buddhist Asia. Visa:  E-visa and Visa-on-arrival Requirements:  ETA  A passport that is valid for a minimum period of 6 months. Airside transit and exit from Srilanka. Travel Documents Proof of sufficient funds for stay Booking details of the stay

3. Malaysia - Truly Asia

Malaysia - Truly Asia

Malaysia is actually Asia in true sense. The extremely diverse Malaysia is like two countries clubbed into one separated in half by the South China Sea. While one side if Malaysia is a peninsular region which constitutes of the bustling cities, modern towns, colonial buildings, tea plantations; the other side are the widespread jungles. The only thing that unites everything is FOOD! Visa:  E-Visa Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity Travel Documents Travel itinerary Return flight ticket with E-Ticket number Hotel reservation or invitation letter from your host Work or Residence Permit if living abroad Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

4. Maldives - A Tropical Haven For Honeymooners

Maldives - A Tropical Haven For Honeymooners

Known For : Stay in an Overwater Bungalow Diving in Maldives Snorkelling in Maldives

This archipelago found in the Indian Ocean south-west of Sri Lanka attracts a large number of travellers because of their white sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean waters. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: Valid for 30 days. Can be extended to 90 days Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Best Time: December to April

103 Maldives Attractions

5. Bhutan - The Happiest Country in All of Asia

Bhutan - The Happiest Country in All of Asia

Bhutan is one of India's neighbours and a country with which we share good relations. It is known for being the pioneers of the concept of Gross National Happiness Index. Bhutan is a beautiful country with a diverse landscape and wildlife. It promotes tourism and welcomes foreigners but also imposes a fee of USD 250 per day which covers the environmental impact tourism has on the country. But for Indians, no such tax is imposed nor do they require any visa. One can travel to Bhutan by their only national airlines Druk Air or by land. The Government of Bhutan is acutely aware of its unique culture and environment and only allows a limited number of tourists to enter the country at a time. Visa: No Visa (open from 23rd September 2022)  Condition: Seven-day entry-cum-stay permit from the border offices Requirements: 6-month valid Indian Passport Two passport-sized photograph Voter ID Booking Details of your stay A copy of the marriage certificate for couples Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

6. Nepal - On Top of the World

Nepal - On Top of the World

Nepal is India's Northern neighbour, and both share a 'special relationship' which allows the citizens of both the country to move freely across the border. One can go to Nepal without any passport or a visa and can stay and work in the country. Being home to the world's highest mountain Mount Everest, Nepal receives a flock of tourists. Nepal is a beautiful country which has landscapes of various elevations and beautiful countryside. The sights are enthralling and so is the culture and as an Indian citizen, you can easily visit this country by air or road. Moreover, if you are a trekking enthusiast, you cannot give Nepal a miss. Being it next to India, this visa-free country for Indians can also be visited via a road trip! Visa: No Visa Condition: Indian citizens can work and live in Nepal according to the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Requirements: Indian Nationals must possess any of the following documents: Passport Voter ID Driving License Ration Card An ID issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu.

7. Indonesia - Where Culture Meets Nature

Indonesia - Where Culture Meets Nature

Indonesia is a kaleidoscope of taste, sight, sound, and smells bottled up in the world's largest archipelago. Spread out over a mind-boggling 17,000 islands, the country offers a vast melange of experiences begging to be sampled by visitors from across the world. Ranging from the smouldering volcanoes of central Java to the verdant expanses of Bali's rice terraces, from Jakarta's sprawling luxury malls to the untouched marine biosphere of Rajah Ampat and the lush rainforests of Borneo, Indonesia is ripe for adventure for the eager tourist. Visa: Visa on arrival Requirements: A valid passport that does not expire for another 6 months from the date of your arrival Return Tickets Vaccination:  Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

8. Turkey - A Land of Culture with Modern Twist

Turkey - A Land of Culture with Modern Twist

Settled on the border of Asia and Europe, Turkey is an archive of Islamic Middle East impact and the influence of Christian European West. Turkey at present represents a modern and westernised culture that exists along with its more exotic and esoteric side hidden from the outside world. Explore the dual sides of the country with the natural panoramic landscape, historic places, fertile valleys, huge mountain ranges, rugged coastline and quaint villages. The capital city of Istanbul is the heartbeat of the country buzzing with cafes, bustling bazaars, the aroma of spices, enchanting belly dancers, nightclubs and hammams. Visa: E-Visa Conditions: Indians can apply for E-visa or get a visa on arrival if they are passport holders with a valid visa or resident permit from UK/US/Schengen/Ireland states. Requirements: A 6-month valid passport and other travel documents Return ticket Booking details of the stay Sufficient funds, at least USD 50 per day Travel Insurance Vaccination:  Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

9. Cambodia - A Country Rich in Heritage & Natural Beauty

Cambodia - A Country Rich in Heritage & Natural Beauty

Cambodia is a country steeped in history. In spite of years and years of struggle, the country has emerged today as a nation with an infectious spirit seen in its people and a tourism business that is flourishing. Home of the famous Angkor Wat and numerous other temples, this country is intoxicating in its beauty, to say the least. Apart from the historical and the cultural, Cambodia is also urbane, boasting of beautiful Phnom Penh, the capital and tonnes of restaurants serving delicious cuisine. Visa:  E-Visa and Visa on Arrival Conditions:  Stay valid for 30 days Applicant Photo,  Passport Personal Details Scan,  Last Page of Passport

10. Seychelles, Seychelles - The Honeymoon Paradise

Seychelles, Seychelles - The Honeymoon Paradise

Known For : Anse Lazio Snorkeling in Seychelles Sunbathing in Seychelles

This smallest populated country but a group of over 100 islands within the African archipelago across the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is officially called the “Republic of Seychelles”. A member of the African Union, the more substantial portion of Seychelles is uninhabited and expanded with nature and her resources. Although sultry in climate, prominent parts of the islands are known to be tropical rainforests. Increased humidity is felt between December and April with March and April as the torrid months. Visa:  Visa on Arrival Condition: No entry for Kosovo passport holders Requirements: Visitor’s permit Valid passport from the period of arrival to departure Minimum of 1 blank page for passport stamping Valid round-trip air tickets Yellow fever certificate, if coming from a prone country

Best Time: April to May, September to October

96 Seychelles Attractions

11. Laos - The Land of Serenity and Bountiful Nature

Laos - The Land of Serenity and Bountiful Nature

This South-East Asian country shares a border with Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. Known for its spectacular landscape, the country comprises of lofty mountains, lush jungles, glistening rice fields and tea leaves covering the mountain surface. The remote tribal villages, ancient Buddhist caves, rich cultural heritage. Visa: E-visa Conditions: Only single entry allowed. One can stay for 30 days after entry. Requirements: Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan A passport valid for more than 6 months on the day of arrival in Laos.

12. Kenya - The Country That'll Leave You With Memories For a Lifetime

Kenya - The Country That'll Leave You With Memories For a Lifetime

Best known for the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya has a rich history and the tribal culture of the capital city is well depicted by the astounding landmarks, attracting vacationers from all across the globe. The perfect blend of people and attractions has the most thrilling national park, beautiful museums and great markets. Visa:  E-visa and Visa on Arrival Conditions: Visa is valid for 90 days Requirements: Last Page of Passport, Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Proof of Accommodation, Airline Confirmation Vaccination: Should have a   valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

13. Mauritius - Indian Ocean's Island Paradise.

Mauritius - Indian Ocean's Island Paradise.

Known For : Black River Gorges National Park Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel Scuba Diving in Mauritius

Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean which was once colonised by the Dutch, French and British. It is a diverse country which is home to people of various ethnicities and religious communities. Mauritius is a beautiful country surrounded by white sandy beaches and one of the world's most extensive coral reefs. It has a tropical climate and is home to rare species of flora and fauna. It is visited by a huge number of tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of the islands. Indians can visit the country without any visa and can stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days. Visa: Visa on Arrival Condition: 60 Day Visa on arrival Requirements: Booking Details of stay Sponsor letter 6-month valid Indian Passport Two recent passport size photo Confirmed return ticket 60 days Sufficient funds (USD 100 for per day expense) Vaccination:  Should have a  valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 15 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Best Time: July to October (winter)

146 Mauritius Attractions

14. Singapore - The Quintessential Cosmopolitan

Singapore - The Quintessential Cosmopolitan

Known For : Gardens by the Bay Sentosa Island Universal Studios Singapore

Representing the spirit of modern Asia, Singapore is a small and progressive island-nation. It is both a city and a country located in Southeast Asia. In Singapore, one can witness the vibrant fusion of cultures, ethnicity, communities and most importantly, people. The place is a complete package full of excitement, surprises and charm, especially for the first time visitors. Visa: E-Visa Conditions: Indian Nationals with a passport can apply for Singapore tourist visa that allows a stay for a maximum of 30 days. They need to have a Visa before their arrival. Requirements: 6-month valid passport with a minimum of two blank pages. Duly filled visa application and form Confirmed return tickets Two recent passport size photographs A covering letter with details of traveller. Sufficient funds for stay - Original Bank statements. Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Best Time: January to November

270 Singapore Attractions

15. Madagascar

Madagascar

An island found just of the course of south-east Africa. Famous for its towering rainforests and diverse wildlife, make it the perfect destination for wildlife lovers. Its landscape makes it perfect for adventure sports such as hiking, kitesurfing,rock-climbing and kitesurfing. Visa:  E-visa  Conditions: Passport should be valid for at least six months before the date of arrival and should have at least two blank pages. Single entry visa only. Requirements: A credit/debit card or a PayPal account Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination), A negative RT-PCR report taken within 72 hours before boarding.

16. Moldova

Moldova

Found between Romania and Ukraine, this pastoral country has acres of farmlands and a large number of vineyards. Moldova doesn’t get nearly as much attention as the other European countries but it’s rich culture, monasteries, museums and cathedrals make for an interesting travel destination. Visa: E-visa Requirements: Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Return Ticket, Proof of Accommodation, Bank Statement, Travel Medical Insurance Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

17. Myanmar

Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a South-East Asian country surrounded by Bangladesh, Thailand and Laos. It’s beautiful Buddhist temples and picturesque lakes make Myanmar a popular tourist destination. Visa:  E-visa and Visa on Arrival Conditions:  single entry with a total of 28 days of stay Requirements:  Passport with at least 6 months of validity,  A scanned color copy of passport bio page,  A recent color passport-sized digital photo,  Credit/debit card or PayPal account for payment Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) or A negative RT-PCR report taken within 72 hours before boarding.

18. Jordan - The Land of Mesmerizing Beauty

Jordan - The Land of Mesmerizing Beauty

Jordan is the Arabic nation that lies on the Eastern bank of the Jordan River. Jordan shares its bores with Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. Jordan is home to various ancient and religious sites. Go for the spectacular dead sea, historic and desert landscapes and warm hospitality of the people. Visa: Jordan Pass Conditions: Single Entry, Maximum stay is up to 30 days Requirements: A credit/debit card or a PayPal account, a valid passport with at least 6 months validity Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Palau

This hidden gem is an archipelago of islands tucked away in the western pacific ocean. This tropical paradise also has many remnants from WWII such as the WWII museum, tanks and an infantry lookout. However it’s cool blue waters, colourful coral reefs and diverse marine species make it a divers delight. Visa:  Visa on arrival Requirements: A valid passport with one blank page, Confirmed return ticket, Sufficient funds for stay - Original Bank statements. Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Rwanda

Referred to as the ‘land of a thousand hills’, Rwanda’s lush green forests are home to a variety of species such as mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, leopards, sunbirds, fish eagles and hippos. This makes Rwanda the perfect spot for nature lovers and bird watchers. Visa:  East Africa E-Visa for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda Requirements:  Passport Personal Details Scan, Applicant Photo Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination), A negative RT-PCR report taken within 72 hours before boarding.

21. Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

This island country is found in the Caribbean is famous for its scenic beauty and unique sulfur springs that are found all over the island.The ‘pitons’ of Saint Lucia which are volcanic rock formation is a UNESCO world heritage site. This humble little island offers amazing scenery and a rich cultural heritage that will stay with you for a lifetime. Visa:  E-visa and Visa on Arrival Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Samoa

Often called the ‘Cradle of Polynesia’, Samoa is a part of the Polynesian islands and is 3 hours away from New Zealand by plane. This gorgeous island is famous for scuba diving, snorkelling and many other adventure sports. The warmth and the generosity of the Samoan people cannot be understated. Visa:  Permit on Arrival Conditions:  Stay is up to 60 days Requirements:  Passport must be valid up to 6 months,  Blank pages on the passport must be present,  Passport photo Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination), A negative RT-PCR report taken within 48 hours before boarding.

23. Tanzania - The Canvas of Natural Beauty

Tanzania - The Canvas of Natural Beauty

Tucked away in South-East Africa with Kenya to it’s north and Mozambique to the south, Tanzania is an absolute paradise for nature lovers. Home to a wide variety of animals such as lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards the Serengeti National Park is frequently visited by a large number of tourists. The famous Kilimanjaro mountain is also found here. Visa: E-visa and Visa on Arrival Conditions:  The passport must have at least 6 months of validity after the estimated arrival date. Requirements: A passport-quality photo, A copy of your personal passport details, A copy of your airline ticket Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Togo

This West African country offers palm-fringed beaches and hiking trails make it the perfect destination for people who love the outdoors. There are many villages that can be visited by tourists which gives people an idea of how they preserve their culture and practices. Visa: Visa on Arrival Requirements:   A valid passport with one blank page, Confirmed return ticket, Proof of accommodations, Travel Insurance. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

25. East Timor (Timor-Leste)

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

This South-East Asian island is right beneath Indonesia and is slowly becoming a hub for tourists. It’s beautiful corals and marine mammals make it ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Visit the Delli museum and the Timorese Resistance Archive to see how their vibrant culture has withstood the fires of many wars which shows through in the resilience of the people. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: Single entry with 30 days of stay. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Tuvalu

Tuvalu consists of 9 islands in the South Pacific which are dotted with coral reefs making it the perfect diving spot. Its waters are home to many turtles and tropical fish. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, often overlooked due to its location. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30 days stay Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Uganda

Found in East Africa with Kenya to the east and Congo to the west, Uganda is blessed with many rare birds and animals. Kibale National Park in Uganda is home to many animals such as the mountain gorilla, golden monkey, Nile crocodile and the African lion. Visa:  E-visa Conditions:  Valid up to 90 days Requirements:  Last Page of Passport, Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Yellow Fever Vaccination Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Zambia

Located in southern Africa, sandwiched between Angola and Zimbabwe. Filled with many parks and safari areas Zambia is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Its landscape is quite diverse, consisting mainly of meandering rivers, elephant grasslands, rolling hills and majestic waterfalls. Visa:  E-visa Conditions:  Valid for 90 days Requirements:  Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Proof of Accommodation, Airline Confirmation, Cover Letter, Last Page of Passport Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

29. Zimbabwe - Your Dose of Adrenaline

Zimbabwe - Your Dose of Adrenaline

It is the country of wonders and known to be every adrenaline junkie's dreamland, this country has a lot to offer. Despite the struggles it has faced, Zimbabwe is still one of the most popular tourist locations in Africa. Zimbabwe proudly displays its rare blend of music, art, and dance. One cannot help being mesmerized by its beautiful landscapes, captivating art, and exotic wildlife. Visa: E-Visa Conditions: Valid for 90 days Requirements: Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Last Page of Passport, Proof of Accommodation, Proof of Residence, Invitation Letter Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

30. Svalbard

Svalbard

It is a Norwegian archipelago located between Norway and the North Pole. Svalbard is covered in snow through most of the year and is home to the arctic fox and the reindeer. Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis a real visual spectacle is visible from here. Visa: No visa required Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

31. Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

It is a cluster of islands found in the Atlantic Ocean and pool in about a million tourists a year. This tropical paradise has a number of caves and great diving spots. Its untouched waters are home to a large number of coral reefs. Its beaches are also famous for kiteboarding, wakeboarding, parasailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Visa: No visa required for a stay up to 90 days Requirements: A valid passport, a round trip ticket Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Serbia

Serbia is a landlocked Balkan country in Central Europe. This unique tourist destination is known for its Mountain ranges, spas and Orthodox monasteries. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visa: No Tourist Visa Requirements:  No visas are required for visits of up to 30 days, within a period of one year for normal passport holders No visas are required for visits of up to 90 days for diplomatic and official passport holders.

33. Fiji - Under the Trees, Against the Beach

Fiji - Under the Trees, Against the Beach

Fiji is a beautiful island country in the South Pacific Ocean and has an abundant amount of flora and fauna. The economy of the nation flourishes, and it has a thriving tourism industry. Fiji has a tropical climate, and the weather remains the same throughout the year. Here, you can take walks on the beaches lined with coconut palm trees and indulge in scuba diving. It is the ideal vacation spot especially for Indians as one doesn't need to procure a visa before going to Fiji. You will be given a visitor permit which is valid up to 4 months as long as you have a valid passport. Visa: Visa on Arrival Requirements: Passport Valid for 6 Months Two recent passport-sized photographs Proof of funds such as bank statements Return or Outbound tickets Booking Details of your stay A copy of travel itinerary or ticket Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

34. Dominica - Land of Natural Treasures

Dominica - Land of Natural Treasures

Known For : Cabrits National Park Kalinago Barana Aute Trafalgar Falls

Dominica is a Caribbean island country whose economy hugely depends on tourism and agriculture. Dominica is a beautiful tourist destination as it had a diverse landscape consisting of mountains, rainforests, lakes, rivers, national parks and the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. You can travel to the country through the air or by road and be a part of their vibrant culture. You can take long walks on the beaches, go on a jungle safari or indulge in hiking. Indians do not require a tourist visa and can stay for a maximum of 90 days. Visa: No Visa Conditions: All the citizens of countries that are the contracting parties to the Schengen agreement can stay without a visa for a maximum of 90 days. Requirements: Passport, Proof of funds, Confirmed onward and return ticket, Confirmation of stay. Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Best Time: February to May

9 Dominica Attractions

35. Jamaica - The Land Rich in History and Natural Beauty

Jamaica - The Land Rich in History and Natural Beauty

Known For : Waterfalls Seven Mile Beach Ras Natango Gallery and Garden

Jamaica is another Caribbean island country and also the fourth largest in the Caribbean sea. It has a humid and hot climate which varies as per the elevation. It is home to a variety of flora like rainforests, coral reefs, wetlands, caves, rivers and a diverse fauna like hummingbirds, red-billed streamertails, a freshwater turtle called Jamaican slider, Jamaican Tody, among others. Jamaica is a beautiful tropical country which can be easily visited by Indian citizens. One doesn't require a visa for entering the nation and can stay up to 14 days without one. Visa: Visa on Arrival Condition: Indian Nationals will not need a visa for stay up to 30 days. Requirements:  Passport valid for the period of intended stay, Sufficient funds for stay, Confirmed to and fro tickets, Booking Details for the stay. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) or a negative RT-PCR report taken within 72 hours before boarding.

Best Time: November to December

8 Jamaica Attractions

36. Saint Kitts and Nevis - The Islandic Duo

Saint Kitts and Nevis - The Islandic Duo

Located in Caribbean Basin, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign island state. The country consists of two islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis and is quite small with a population of around 54000. Majority of the people live closer to the sea, and a lot of the rainforests are uninhabited. The country is famous for its vibrant music culture like the annual Saint Kitts Music Festival. Tourism is the backbone of the economy, and the government thoroughly promotes it. It is quite easy to acquire citizenship of this island country. Indian citizens do not have to apply for a visa to visit this country. Visa: No Visa Conditions: For stay more than 30 days, Indian Nationals need to apply for a visa at the Consulate (consular embassy section or high commission) Requirements:  6-month valid passport, Proof of sufficient funds for stay, Return ticket, Booking Details for the stay Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination).

37. Micronesia - Country of 607 Islands

Micronesia - Country of 607 Islands

Micronesia is a sovereign island country located in the Pacific Ocean which is administered by the United States. Micronesia consists of various small islands which are not developed. It is a remote country, but it is also has a lot of unexploited natural beauty. You can quickly reach the nation by air. Micronesia has an English speaking population and a unique culture. As an Indian national, you can visit the country easily without a visa and can stay up to 30 days as long as you have a valid passport. Visa: No Visa Conditions: Visa is not required for a minimum stay of 30 days which can be extended to 60 days. Requirements:  A valid passport and other travel document issued by the government that is valid for 120 days or above, A proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay, Booking details of Stay, Return tickets. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

38. Vanuatu - A Packet of Unexpected Things

Vanuatu - A Packet of Unexpected Things

Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean is an independent island nation. It consists of many islands, mostly of volcanic origin. There are many active volcanoes on the island and is home to the animal flying fox. The weather here usually remains hot, and it rains here often. Tourism is a vital source of foreign exchange for the country, and the government promotes it. The country has a diverse culture and a beautiful and serene atmosphere where you can explore the marine life, go for hikes through the forests, or enjoy the music culture of the country. Indians are exempted from a visa and can stay up to a maximum of 30 days. Visa: No Visa Conditions: For a stay of up to 30 days, Visa isn't required. You can apply for the visa if you want your stay extended. Requirements:  A passport valid for 6 months, Proof of sufficient funds for stay, Return tickets, Other travel or government documents. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

39. El Salvador - Country of Nights & Beaches

El Salvador - Country of Nights & Beaches

El Salvador is a country in Central America that's quite densely populated. The country is inhabited by many volcanoes and has a tropical climate. El Salvador's economy depends highly on tourism, and it is visited mainly for its nightlife and beaches. Surfing is also quite popular among the tourists. El Salvador is an urbanised nation where the official language is Spanish. Indian citizens travelling to this country do not need a visa. Visa: Visa on Arrival Conditions: Tourists can apply for Visa at their arrival and can obtain a tourist card with three months of validity. Requirements: Valid passport for at least six months validity, An application form that's completed and signed, Two passports sized photographs, Copy of return ticket and itinerary, Proof of sufficient funds for stay. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

40. Macau - Las Vegas of the Far East

Macau - Las Vegas of the Far East

Known For : St Paul's Ruins Senado Square The Venetian Macao

Macau is a country on the continent of Asia which is equivalent to the Las Vegas of U.S.A. It was once colonised by the Portuguese and today lies in the Chinese sovereign. People visit the autonomous territory of Macau for its luxurious casinos and hotels. It is an urban city with a coastline. The economy of the country depends highly on tourism and gambling. Macau is a place where you can try your luck as there is a multitude of avenues at your disposal. The travel restrictions into the country are very less and Indians can visit visa-free and can stay for a maximum of 30 days in Macau. Visa: No Visa Condition: For a stay for more than 14 days, Indians can apply for a visa at the Hong Kong immigration office. Requirements: Passport with a minimum of 60 months validity, Return ticket within 14 days out of Hong Kong, Proof of Employment, Booking Details for the stay, International credit and foreign currency. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Best Time: Middle of October to December.

66 Macau Attractions

41. Oman - Gateway to the Charming Arab World

Oman - Gateway to the Charming Arab World

Oman is an Arab country located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Though there is no diversity in religion here, you will find a variety of tranquil landscapes and sceneries. The beauty of beaches, the history and intricate designs of forts, the lush green mountains, unique wildlife and endless deserts will give you a shot in the arm. You will find local bazaars or souks thrust with handicrafts and the most famous item of Oman-frankincense. Cleanliness along with strict laws will blow away your mind. Kind-hearted, helpful and law-abiding people add up to make this country a must-visit place. Visa:  E-visa Conditions: . Oman Visa will be granted to those who reside in or hold an entry to US/ UK/ Canada/ Australia/ Japan or any of Schengen nations. Oman Tourism has also granted an exemption to the spouse/children of the Visa holder who can avail the visa if they are accompanying the visa holder even if they don't hold a visa to any of the above-mentioned countries. Requirements: A 6 months valid passport, Confirmed ticket and hotel accommodation, Scanned copy of a coloured photograph. Vaccination:  Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and a negative RT-PCR test result.

42. Grenada - The Spice Island

Grenada - The Spice Island

Located in the Carribean Sea as part of the West Indies, Grenada is popularly known as the land of spices. An island towards the end of a chain of six other islands called the Grenadines, Grenada Island has a volcanic-based surface. Rich in soil fertility, the island is mostly humid during monsoons and is more relaxed during the drier seasons; when rainfall drastically decreases.  Visa: No visa for stay up to 90 days. Requirements: Valid passport for six months from the day of departure, A minimum of one blank page for passport stamping, Round-trip air ticket, Yellow fever certificates (certifying vaccination).  Vaccination:  Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) or a negative RT-PCR report taken within 48 hours before boarding.

43. Haiti - The Former Pearl of the Antilles

Haiti - The Former Pearl of the Antilles

Formerly known as Hayti and officially called the ‘Republic of Haiti’, Haiti is the second most populated island of the Great Antilles, one of the significant Caribbean archipelagos. Prone to natural calamities, this highly mountainous island adorns the typical equatorial climate; hot and humid through most of the year. The island receives major rainfall in two cycles; April to June and October to November.  Visa: No Visa for stay up to 90 days  Requirements: (For nationals exempted from visa requirements) Six-month valid passport, Tourist fee of USD 10 to be paid at the airport. Requirements for visa nationals: Filled and attested application form, Two passport size colour photos, Valid passport, Photocopy of round-trip air tickets or booking confirmation, Letter from the traveller’s present employer, Explanation letter regarding the reason and duration of stay, with references in Haiti Name, address and telephone number of the residence or hotel the traveller would be staying in or that of a friend or a family member. The tourist fee would be USD 25, This one-time valid visa is valid for three months. Vaccination:  Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

44. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - The Anglo-Caribbean Island

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - The Anglo-Caribbean Island

With a past colonial history, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is now popularly known as Saint Vincent for short. It occupies the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, a portion of the Caribbean which bleeds into South America. The island on the whole consists of 32 other smaller islands, forming the Anglo-Caribbean country. As a result of two major volcanic mountains, the island is rich in fertile soil embedded on volcanic ash and remains. The dry season is usually between January and May, with monsoons from June to December.  Visa: No Visa required for a stay of up to 30 days. Requirements: Valid passport for six months from arrival, Import licenses for any food imports, Yellow fever certificate, Departure tax. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

45. Senegal - Land of the Pink Lake

Senegal - Land of the Pink Lake

This West African country is the hub for some of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and touristy elements. Some of which are the pink lake, stargazing through the desert, the island of shells and much more. Towards the west of the African continent, the weather in Senegal is typically tropical; also known as Sahelian weather. The least temperature drops to 18 degrees and the highest shoots up to 30 and 32 degrees. Indians can stay in Senegal for up to 90 days without a visa. Visa: No visa Requirements: Valid passport for at least six months from the date of arrival A minimum of two blank pages for passport stamping Valid round-trip air tickets including payment Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

46. Mauritania

Mauritania

This country is located in North-west Africa near Mali and Algeria. Its rich history is preserved in its monuments and ruins. Desert safaris, hiking, kite-surfing and fishing are some of the popular tourist activities. Visa:  Visa on Arrival Requirements:  Valid passport for at least six months from the date of arrival Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

47. Trinidad and Tobago - The Twins of the South

Trinidad and Tobago - The Twins of the South

The twin-island country of South West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, formally known as the “The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago” is situated towards the south of Grenada. Famous for its forms of music and festivities; one of which is Diwali, these twin islands see tropical weather for most of the year. Most of the traditions in the island overlap with that of India, such as temples, Hinduism, Hindu festivals etc. Visa: No visa Requirements: A six-month valid passport from the date of arrival to departure, Valid round-trip tickets, Adequate health or medical insurances, Sufficient funds to support the stay Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

48. Montserrat - Emerald Isle

Montserrat - Emerald Isle

Located in the Caribbean, Monserrat is another significant part of the Lesser Antilles. Damaged by massive volcanic eruptions nearly 25 years ago, this emerald isle has been back in the game only in recent years. Prone to hurricanes, the island adorns an equatorial climate, with lowest temperatures touching around 21 degrees and highest soaring as high as 30 degrees. As part of the territories subjected British jurisdiction, North American culture has had a significant influence on Montserrat. Visa: No visa requirement for stay up to 180 days Condition: 14 days of stay allowed in case of passport absence Requirements: Valid passport from time of arrival to departure, Minimum of one blank page for passport stamping, Valid round-trip tickets. Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

49. Bahrain - Concoction of liberalism, diversity and prosperity

Bahrain - Concoction of liberalism, diversity and prosperity

Known For : Arad Fort Reef Island Al-Khamis Mosque

Bahrain is a nation in Arabian Gulf comprising of 30 islands. Geographically, Bahrain is a flat and arid archipelago. The country has rich trading history, therefore, has a large number of archaeological sites and tourist attractions. Manama, the capital of Bahrain was chosen as the Arab Capital of Culture in 2012 and Capital of Arab Tourism in 2013 by the Arab League. Visa: E-Visa Requirements: A photocopy of the photo page of the applicant's passport. Indian passport holders must additionally supply a copy of the passport's last page, A copy of a return air ticket, A copy of your hotel booking in Bahrain, A copy of a stamped bank statement under the visitor's name dated within the past three months with an ending balance of no less than the equivalent of 800 USD.

Best Time: December to March

25 Bahrain Attractions

50. Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a volcanic archipelago in the North-Western coast of Africa and is known for its mixed Creole Portuguese-African culture. Cape Verde offers a pleasant climate with sunshine for the maximum time of the year. Adventure activities like diving, windsurfing, sailing and trekking are very popular among tourists. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: Single entry and a maximum of 30 days stay Requirements: A current valid passport, Your travel dates, A credit/debit card or a Paypal account

51. Comoros

Comoros

Comoros in a volcanic archipelago in the Eastern Coast of Africa. Comoros has a number of picturesque beaches and mountain sceneries but the tourism industry faces competition from Mauritius, Seychelles and Réunion. Visa: Visa on arrival Requirements: a valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months beyond your date of arrival

52. Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)

Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)

Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire is a Western-African country with aa rich French colonial history. The country has beautiful beaches and rainforests. There are some hiking trails in Banko National Park which is a preserved rainforest. Photo safaris are very popular in the forests of Ivory Coast. Visa: E-visa Conditions: Multiple entries, maximum of 30 days stay Requirements: Passport Personal Details Scan, Return Ticket, Proof of Accommodation

53. Djibouti

Djibouti

Djibouti is located in the horn of Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea. The language spoken is French, Arabic, Somali and Afar. Lake Assal, the lowest point on earth is located in this small country. The country offers diverse landscapes including salt lakes, extinct volcanoes, huge canyons and sunken plains. Visa:  E-visa Conditions:  Single entry, up to 90 days of stay Requirements:  Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Airline Confirmation, Proof of Accommodation

54. Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a land-locked country located in the horn of Africa. Ethiopia has a rich history with archaeological finds that date back to more than 3 million years! Ethiopia had escaped "scramble for Africa" and is said to have retained its cultural identity. Ethiopia is a popular adventure trip and trekking destination. The country has 9 of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Visa: E-visa Requirements: Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan, Last Page of Passport

Gabon

Gabon lies on the western coast of central Africa. 11.25% of the country's land is preserved as national parkland. Gabon offers a variety of landscapes from white-sand beaches to rainforests to savannas. You may even find hippopotamuses play on the beaches! Visa: E-visa Conditions: Visa valid till 30 days of arrival Requirements: Applicant Photo, Passport Personal Details Scan

56. Georgia

Georgia

This former Soviet-Republic lies in the intersection of Europe and Asia. From Caucasus Mountain villages to Black Sea beaches, Georgia offers diverse landscapes. Other than that, the winemaking industry in Georgia dates back to 8000 years! Georgia is a favourite destination for history and nature lovers. Visa: E-visa Conditions: Multiple entries, valid till 30 days per entry Requirements: Copy of passport personal details, Passport photo, Accommodation details, Your travel dates, Credit/debit card or PayPal Account

57. Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Consisting of 15 small islands, the Cook Islands is a free governing island country located in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. Spread over 770,000 square miles of sea, it is a perfect vacation destination with beaches, mountains and deep jungles. Swimming with the turtles is a loved activity, like snorkelling, sightseeing and cycle tours.  Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 31-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Proof of travel purpose Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

58. Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

Officially known as the Republic of the Marshall Islands consists of 1200 islands and islets in the Pacific Ocean, spread about 180,000 square miles of the sea. The crystal clear waters of the lagoons is a sight to behold, while coral reefs and beautiful marine life is a perfect chance to go snorkelling and swimming. Do indulge in one of the most famous diving activities at Bikini Atoll.  Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay allowed; can be extended to 90 days. Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return tickets  Travel Documents Proof of Measles Vaccination Vaccination : Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

Niue

Being one of the smallest countries in the world, Niue is a beautiful island with one of the largest coral reef atolls. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean with a land area of 261 square kilometres. Don’t be surprised to see strangers greet you; you will see it a lot here. Explore the caves, beaches, rock pools and beautiful reefs.  Visa: No Visa Conditions: 30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return tickets  Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and negative PCR Test results.

Iran

Iran is a country in southwest Asia, also known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, with an area of 1,648,195 km² covered by two water bodies, i.e., the Gulf of Oman in the south and the Caspian sea in the north. The country has fascinating historical and religious sites, museums, gardens and great places to shop and eat authentic food.  Visa: Visa on arrival Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Grant Notice Proof of return tickets Travel itinerary Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination).

61. Qatar - Royalty Redefined

Qatar - Royalty Redefined

In just forty years, this Gulf state has grown from one of the poorest countries in the Gulf to the richest in the world. Mainly functioning on oil and natural gas revenue, Qatar is developing at breakneck speed, and everything from universities to shopping malls, 5-star hotels to football stadiums (in preparation for the 2022 World Cup) are springing up along the desert floor. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Proof of travel purpose Travel Insurance Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

62. Albania

Albania

Packed with adventure and beautiful landscapes, Albania is a beautiful country in southeastern Europe waiting to be discovered. With an area of 28,748 km², the place has it all, from majestic mountains for hiking and trekking, the Ionian coasts with beautiful clear waters, Marianas( ports for tourists) to beautiful dynamic cities.  Visa:  E-visa or No visa if you have a Schengen/UK/US visa Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and two blank visa page Proof of return tickets Proof of funds for the stay Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and negative PCR Test results 72 hours before boarding the flight.

63. Barbados

Barbados

Brimming with life, Barbados has everything from activities and attractions to beaches, adventure, nightlife, culinary experience, and history & heritage. It is an island country located in the Caribbean region of the Americas. Also known as the birthplace of rum, make sure to taste one of the oldest rum.  Visa: No visa for a stay up to 90 days Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return tickets  Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

64. British Virgin Islands - The Gem of Caribbean

British Virgin Islands - The Gem of Caribbean

Known For : The Baths Rhone Marine Park (Salt Island) Fallen Jerusalem National Park

An overseas territory of Britain, British Virgin Islands is nothing but beautiful and an enchanting place to be. With still a major chunk of the islands untouched, this archipelago features all the gorgeous things from rolling green hills, verdant mountainous landscape, reef-lined sparkling beaches and popular shipwrecks. Visa: No visa Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Proof of Evident funds Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

13 British Virgin Islan Attractions

65. Bolivia - The Roof Top of the World.

Bolivia - The Roof Top of the World.

Bolivia is an expansive, landlocked plateau of barren plains, lush jungles, fertile highland valleys, and snow-capped Andean peaks. Bolivia is a country of wonders situated in west-central South America. This country is filled with wonders. Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest deposit of salt in the world. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Proof of financial resources Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination)

66. Botswana

Botswana

Botswana is a country in southern Africa with a total area of 581,730 square kilometres. This place lets you take a closer peek into the area's wildlife with multiple activities and safari tours. If you are a nature lover, then this place is just right for you, where you can camp in many national parks of Botswana.   Visa: E-visa Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return tickets Proof of accommodations Travel itinerary Marriage certificate for couples Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and negative PCR Test results 72 hours before boarding the flight.

67. Burundi

Burundi

Located in East-central Africa, Burundi is a land of four mystical corners with hills, beaches, clear water lakes and serene rain forests. It is a vacation destination filled with culture, heritage, nature and delicious diverse cuisines. One such place you should not miss out on! Visa: Visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity Two passport-size photos Proof of return tickets Hotel bookings Yellow Fever vaccination certificate Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and negative PCR Test results 72 hours before boarding the flight.

68. Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau is a mix and match of landscape, people, culture, animal and plant life. The country is located west of Africa, right next to the Atlantic Ocean, spread over 36,125 square kilometres. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel bookings Yellow fever vaccination certificate Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and negative PCR Test results 42 hours before boarding the flight.

69. Mozambique - The mascot of coastal elegance.

Mozambique - The mascot of coastal elegance.

Known For : Praia do Tofo FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica Inhaca Island

Mozambique is an African coastal country adjacent to South Africa. The Great Indian Ocean shares the coast.  The historical monuments, the blue-lined coasts, green-topped forests, the flavour of the authentic Mozambiquan cuisine and the flawlessly crafted artworks all stay loyal to preserving Mozambique's top spot on the tourists' wish list. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Proof of financial resources Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination Entry Form Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and a negative PCR Test result taken within 72 hours before boarding the flight.

Best Time: May to November

8 Mozambique Attractions

70. Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a country in western Africa, boarded by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, is a perfect destination for a close-to-nature vacation. It is surrounded by hills, valleys, lagoons, wildlife, and beautiful landscapes. The secret beaches with serene sunset and sunrise views are a sight to behold. Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel bookings Yellow fever vaccination certificate Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination) and a negative PCR Test result before boarding the flight.

71. Tunisia

Tunisia

Tunisia is a perfect sand and sea holiday destination with its Mediterranean coast and white sandy beaches. The thrilling water activities, swimming in the clear waters, and fresh fish cuisines add up to a splendid experience. The other part of the country is forested and deserted.  Visa: Visa on arrival Conditions: 90-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets  Hotel booking Vaccination: Should have a valid COVID 19 vaccination certificate( at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of vaccination).

72. Japan - Home To Great Architecture & Great Food

Japan - Home To Great Architecture & Great Food

Japan, located in Eastern Asia, is a sovereign nation. It is well known for its bustling cities, imperial palaces, national parks and lots of beautifully constructed temples. Tokyo, the capital of the country, is a much-visited tourist destination, home to tonnes of skyscrapers. There is a lot to do in Japan, from adventure sports to relaxing at the beach and discovering the real beauty of Japanese architecture. Visa:  E-visa  Conditions: 90-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets Hotel booking

73. Azerbaijan - The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan - The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan, often referred to as "The Land of Fire," due to its ancient Zoroastrian roots, is located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is a country with a rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes. Bordered by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Iran to the south, and Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey to the west, Azerbaijan occupies a strategic position in the South Caucasus region. Visa: E-visa Conditions:  30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets Hotel booking

74. Argentina - Eclectic Argentia

Argentina - Eclectic Argentia

Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America is blessed with vast and varied landscapes that range from rugged peaks of the Andes to the glaciers in Patagonia and grasslands of the Pampas, making it a scenic retreat for all kinds of travellers. Be it exploring the mesmerising beauty of its natural wonders, breathing in the air of Buenos Aires and dancing to the tunes of Tango or tasting some of the finest wines in Mendoza, Argentina is a country worth your admiration. Visa: E-visa Conditions: 30-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets

75. Colombia - The Land Of Many Lives

Colombia - The Land Of Many Lives

Known as the Gateway to South America, Colombia is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. Blessed with rich cultural heritage and a variegated mixture of flora and fauna, Colombia caters to all kinds of visitors. Relax on the turquoise water beaches of Carribean and Pacific or experience the colonial charm of Cartagena. Visit the historical Bogota or treat yourself to the eternal spring of Medellin, immerse yourself in the exuberance of Cali or simply head for a trek in the Andes and the Amazon. Visa: E-visa Conditions: 90-day stay allowed Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page Proof of return/onward tickets

76. Kazakhstan - The Land of the Wanderers

Kazakhstan - The Land of the Wanderers

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Covering an area of approximately 2.7 million square kilometers, it is the ninth-largest country in the world. The capital city of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan (formerly known as Astana), a mix of modern and historic cities. Visa: E-visa or Visa Free for up to 14 days Conditions:  30-day stay allowed(e-Visa) Requirements: Passport with at least 6-month validity and one blank visa page A Valid invitation from Kazakh side for E-visa

As an Indian national, one has visa-free access to these countries, thus granting one a lot of freedom to travel and see the world. Some of the most beautiful and culturally different visa-free countries for Indians have been mentioned above which are worth adding to your bucket list.

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The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet. Consular Officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and, combined with a personal interview, determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa.

Visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application for all nonimmigrant visa categories, including applicants applying for K visas. ( Note:   For K visa cases in process at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate prior to October 7, 2013, review the limited exceptions explained in the FAQs below.) 

Review the Frequently Asked Questions for instructions about using the DS-160.

Access the online DS-160 by clicking: Consular Electronic Application Center website .

Important Notice to Visa Applicants: After you have completed the DS-160, you must take these next steps below:

  • Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.)
  • You must schedule a visa interview appointment.  (The U.S. Embassy or Consulate does not schedule an appointment for you.) Visit the  U.S. Embassy or Consulate  website where you will be interviewed for country-specific instructions.;
  • Pay the visa application processing fee . Review country-specific instructions on the  U.S. Embassy or Consulate  website.

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Filipino Passport

The Filipino passport allows access to 31 countries visa-free. An additional 45 countries offer e-visas and in 17 countries, visas are available upon arrival. In 99 countries, a visa is required prior to travel.

The Philippines, home to this passport, has a population of over 110 million. It is the 12th most populous country in the world. The majority of the population resides in urban areas.

Despite the large population, Filipinos are known for their hospitality and resilience. They are also widely recognized for their significant contributions to diverse sectors globally.

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Nearby countries.

The nearest visa free countries to visit for Filipino passport holders are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos .

Visa free countries

So, where can Filipinos travel without a visa? We have listed all the countries where Philippines citizens can travel visa-free, eliminating the hassle of visa paperwork.

  • 🇧🇧 Barbados (90 days)
  • 🇧🇴 Bolivia (90 days)
  • 🇧🇷 Brazil (90 days)
  • 🇨🇴 Colombia (90 days)
  • 🇨🇷 Costa Rica (90 days)
  • 🇩🇲 Dominica (21 days)
  • 🇭🇹 Haiti (3 months)
  • 🇵🇪 Peru (90 days)
  • 🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (3 months)
  • 🇸🇷 Suriname (90 days)
  • 🇧🇳 Brunei (14 days)
  • 🇰🇭 Cambodia (30 days)
  • 🇮🇩 Indonesia (30 days)
  • 🇮🇱 Israel (3 months)
  • 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (30 days)
  • 🇱🇦 Laos (30 days)
  • 🇲🇾 Malaysia (30 days)
  • 🇲🇳 Mongolia (21 days)
  • 🇲🇲 Myanmar (14 days)
  • 🇸🇬 Singapore (30 days)
  • 🇹🇯 Tajikistan (30 days)
  • 🇹🇭 Thailand (30 days)
  • 🇻🇳 Vietnam (21 days)
  • 🇨🇮 Côte d'Ivoire (90 days)
  • 🇲🇦 Morocco (90 days)
  • 🇷🇼 Rwanda (90 days)
  • 🇫🇯 Fiji (4 months)
  • 🇰🇮 Kiribati (90 days)
  • 🇫🇲 Micronesia (30 days)
  • 🇼🇸 Samoa (60 days)
  • 🇻🇺 Vanuatu (30 days)

This data has been sourced from Wikipedia and was last updated on 6/1/2024.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

With regards to visa inquiries, you can contact “Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information” or “the Japan Visa Information Hotline” listed on the website of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. Due to the complex nature of visa requirements, we are UNABLE to respond to visa-related inquiries made through this website at the moment. We advise you to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan nearest you for more information and advice.

If you are a foreign national, please click the links below for specific information related to respective subjects.

1. Visa Application Procedures

2. about visa.

  • 3. Visa Application Documents

4. Frequently Asked Questions

5. announcements.

  • 6. Inquiries Concerning Visas
  • Be aware of fraudulent website, social media, emails in an attempt to extract payments from visa applicants (July 5, 2017)

Short-Term Stay

(A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities)

Click on the nationality of the visa applicant traveling to Japan.

China

Visa exemption arrangements have been resumed from 0:00 am (JST) on October 11, 2022.

It is highly recommended to purchase international travel medical insurance for your trip to Japan. Overseas travel medical insurance helps you in case of emergency.

Work or Long-Term Stay

(A stay during which the applicant performs remunerative work in Japan or a stay of over 90 days in Japan, etc.)

  • Procedures chart for long-term stays
  • The Working Holiday Programmes in Japan
  • Japan’s Pre-Entry Tuberculosis Screening

Visa for Medical Stay

Visa exemptions for diplomatic and official passport holders.

  • Points to Note and Application Procedures
  • Visa Processing Time
  • Validity of a Visa
  • Criteria of Visa Issuance
  • Visas and Landing Permission

3. Visa Application Documents (download)

  • (Note1) Refer to [1. Visa Application Procedures] for details of documents required.
  • (Note3) Company/personal seal on Letter of Guarantee and Letter of Invitation is no longer required.
  • Visa application form
  • Tell me why you rejected my visa application.
  • I want to go to Japan. Do I need a visa?
  • I want to invite a foreign national to Japan. What procedures are necessary?
  • What should I do to get a Certificate of Eligibility?
  • The Certificate of Eligibility will not arrive by the time I apply for a visa. Can I still apply for a visa with its copy?
  • As a “guarantor”, to what extent do I need to be responsible?

Newly introduced visas

  • Special highly skilled professional (J-Skip)
  • Designated activities (Future creation individual, Spouse or Child of future creation individual) (J-Find)
  • Designated activities (Digital Nomad, Spouse or Child of Digital Nomad)

Review on restrictions on new entry of foreign nationals into Japan

  • Application for Visa for foreign nationals eligible for Phased Measures toward Resuming Cross-Border Travel
  • Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Statistics for the Number of Visas

  • Number of Visas Issued in 2021(May 31,2022)

Relaxation of Visa Requirements

  • Visa Waiver Measure for Nationals of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Possession of Ordinary Passports(September 30, 2023)
  • Signing of the Japan-Israel Working Holiday Agreement (April 28, 2023)
  • Visa Waiver Measure for Nationals of the State of Qatar based on Ordinary Passport Registration System (April 2, 2023)
  • Visa Waiver Measure for Nationals of the United Arab Emirates in Possession of Ordinary Passports (November 1, 2022)
  • Japan’s Pre-Entry Tuberculosis Screening (April 3, 2020)
  • Japan's Visa Policy in Accordance with Measures to Combat Trafficking in Persons (February 2009)

6. Inquiries about Visas Application

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information

Yotsuya Tower 13F, 1-6-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004 Navi-Dial: 0570-011000 (For some IP phones and calls from overseas, please call +81-3-5369-6577) Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

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    Inquiries about Visas Application. Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) MOFA Visa Information. Yotsuya Tower 13F, 1-6-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004 Navi-Dial: 0570-011000. (For some IP phones and calls from overseas, please call +81-3-5369-6577) Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00.