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Visa Requirement for USA Citizens

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Irrespective of the country wherever you travel, generally it is required to have a residency visa for having a long stay in another country. Many countries have suspended their visas because of the lockdown being observed in their countries due to the Corona pandemic.

Therefore, it is recommended to grab necessary information from the immigration department of your destination or visit the U.S. State Department website to find updated country information.  

American citizens are considered to be quite lucky in terms of passport power and have the 22nd most powerful passport in the world including Ireland, France, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Norway, and Malta. Almost 116 countries allow U.S. citizens to enter their territory only on a valid passport without a visa.

Amongst these countries are France, Mexico, Canada, Iceland, Belize, Italy, and many more. Before June 2019, Brazil was the country that required visa of U.S. citizens, but afterward, the same has been changed, and now U.S.  citizens can tour Brazil if they possess a valid passport. 28 members of the European Union allow US citizens to visit their destinations without a tourist visa. US citizens, with or without a visa, are not permitted to visit North Korea.

However, in special circumstances, if someone heads to travel to North Korea, US passport holders have to obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. Government. At the same time, there are a few countries in the world that need visas for the citizens of America to visit these destinations, which include Australia, Bolivia, China, Cuba,  India, and Russia.

Countries that require visas on Arrival for U.S citizens: 

There are many countries in the world that require a visa upon arrival. You can submit the application for a visa when you arrive in the country and thus you don’t have to go through all the hassle before leaving for that country. That sounds convenient, doesn’t it? You can find out the list of the countries that require the U.S citizens to submit a visa application once the citizens are in the country: 

  • Azerbaijan – You can get a visa for 30 days and in just 25$
  • Bahrain – You can get the visa for 14 days and 79$
  • Bangladesh – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Bolivia – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Burkina Faso – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Cambodia – You can get the visa for 30 days and in $36 
  • Cape Verde – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Comoros – You can get the visa for 45 days in just $30
  • Egypt – You can get the visa for 30 days in 25-60$
  • Ethiopia – You can get the visa for 90 days in 52-72$
  • Gabon – You can get the visa for 6 months
  • Guinea Bissau – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Jordan – You can get the visa for 30 days in $118
  • Kenya – You can get the visa for 90 days for 53$
  • Kuwait – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Laos – You can get the visa for 30 days in just $54.34
  • Lebanon – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Madagascar – You can get the visa for 90 days 
  • Malawi – You can get the visa for 30 days in $80
  • The Maldives – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Mozambique – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Nepal – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Papua New Guinea – You can get the visa for 60 days in $50
  • Paraguay – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Rwanda – You can get the visa for 30 days in $30
  • Saudi Arabia – You can get the visa for 90 days in $125
  • Seychelles – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • The Solomon Islands – You can get the visa for 90 days
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Suriname – You can get the visa for 90 days in 50-100$
  • Tanzania – You can get the visa for 90 days in 50-100$
  • Togo – You can get the visa for 7 days
  • Tongo – You can get the visa for 31 days
  • Tuvalu – You can get the visa for 30 days 
  • Uganda – You can get the visa for 90 days in 51.50$
  • United Arab Emirates – You can get the visa for 30 days
  • Zimbabwe – You can get the visa for 90 days

E-Visas :

There are some countries in the world that require US citizens to apply through the electronic system. If you are a US citizen, then check out the list below to find out the countries that provie E-Visas to US citizens. 

  • Angola – You can get the E-visa for 90 days
  • Australia – You can get the E-visa for 90 days
  • Azerbaijan – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $25 
  • Bahrain – You can get the E-visa for 14 days in $79
  • Benin – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $60
  • Cambodia – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $36
  • Cote D’Ivoire – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $84
  • Djibouti – You can get the E-visa for 31 days in $12-23
  • Egypt – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $25-60
  • Ethiopia – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in 52-72$
  • Gabon – You can get the E-visa for 6 months
  • Guinea Bissau – You can get the E-visa for 90 days
  • India – You can get the E-visa for 60 days in 26-82$
  • Kenya – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in 53$
  • Kuwait – You can get the E-visa for 90 days 
  • Laos – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $54.34
  • Madagascar – You can get the E-visa for 90 days
  • Myanmar – You can get the E-visa for 28 days in $50
  • Oman – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $130
  • Papua New Guinea – You can get the E-visa for 60 days in $50
  • Rwanda – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $30
  • Saudi Arabia – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $125
  • Sri Lanka – You can get the E-visa for 30 days
  • Suriname – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $125
  • Tajikistan – You can get the E-visa for 45 days in $52
  • Tanzania – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in 50-100$
  • Turkey – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $20.70
  • Uganda – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in $51.50
  • Uzbekistan – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $25
  • Vietnam – You can get the E-visa for 30 days in $25
  • Zambia – You can get the E-visa for 90 days in 52-152$
  • Zimbabwe – You can get the E-visa for 90 days

Applications at the Embassy: 

Lastly, there are countries that require U.S citizens to apply for a visa at their embassies in the United States. Following is the list of countries that follow this process for the visa appliacation for US citizens. 

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bhutan
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • China
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Eritrea
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Turkmenistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

To be more specific about the countries, you can check out the website specifically for that country, and learn how many numbers of days you can stay in a country and what visa process is required for that. 

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