US citizens are among the top freest travelers in the world. With a US passport, citizens are able to travel to a majority of the world's countries without applying for and obtaining a visa. US citizenship provides the right to travel abroad without having to show proof of admissibility upon re-entering the US.

This travel freedom is very dependent on a country's wealth. Citizens of richer countries are more likely to be able to travel without visas, while those from poorer countries usually will have to obtain a visa to travel internationally. Additionally, Visa Waiver Programs in place with certain countries allow US citizens to travel without a visa.

The following countries do not require that US citizens traveling for tourist purposes have a visa. US citizens traveling for business or academic purposes may be required to apply for a business or student visa depending on the country.

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North America & Central America
Caribbean
South America
Europe
Africa
Asia
Oceania

North America and Central America

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Canada

180 days

Mexico

6 months

Belize

1 month

Costa Rica

90 days

El Salvador

3 months

Guatemala

90 days

Honduras

3 months

Nicaragua

90 days

Panama

30 days

Caribbean

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Anguilla

3 months

Antigua & Barbuda

1 month

Aruba

3 months

Bahamas

1 month

Barbados

6 months

Bermuda

6 months

British Virgin Islands

30 days

Cuba

Tourist card available for 25 USD prior to travel

Dominica

6 months

Dominican Republic

Tourist card issued for 30 days

French Antilles/Caribbean/West Indies

3 months

Grenada

3 months

Haiti

3 months

Jamaica

6 months

Montserrat

3 months

St. Kitts-Nevis

3 months

St. Lucia

6 months

St. Vincent and The Grenadines

1 month

Turks & Caicos Islands

30 days

US Virgin Islands

US territory

South America

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Argentina

3 months

Bolivia

90 days

Chile

90 days

Colombia

90 days

Ecuador

90 days

French Guiana

3 months

Guyana

3 months

Peru

90 days

Trinidad & Tobago

3 months

Uruguay

3 months

Venezuela

90 days

Europe

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Albania

30 days + 10 euro entry tax fee

Andorra

90 days

Armenia

Visa on arrival for 21 days + 30 USD fee

Austria

3 months

Belgium

3 months

Bosnia & Herzegovina

90 days

Bulgaria

90 days

Croatia

90 days

Cyprus

90 days

Czech Republic

90 days

Denmark & Greenland

90 days

Finland

3 months

France & Monaco

3 months

Germany

90 days

Gibraltar

90 days

Greece

90 days

Hungary

3 months

Iceland

3 months

Ireland

3 months

Italy

3 months

Latvia

3 months

Liechtenstein

90 days

Lithuania

90 days

Luxembourg

3 months

Macedonia

3 months

Malta

3 months

Moldova

90 days

Netherlands

3 months

Norway

3 months

Poland

3 months

Portugal

3 months

Romania

90 days

Serbia & Montenegro

90 days

Slovak Republic

90 days

Slovenia

90 days

Spain

3 months

Sweden

3 months

Switzerland

3 months

Turkey

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Turkish Republish of Northern Cyprus

3 months

United Kingdom

6 months

Africa

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Botswana

90 days

Comoros Islands

Visa on arrival

Côte d'Ivoire

90 days

Djibouti

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Egypt

Visa on arrival for 30 days

Equatorial Guinea

No maximum stay indicated

Eritrea

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Ethiopia

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Kosovo

90 days

Lesotho

14 days

Malawi

90 days

Mauritius

6 months

Morocco

3 months

Namibia

3 months

Reunion Island

3 months

Rwanda

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Senegal

3 months

Seychelles

1 month

South Africa

90 days

Swaziland

2 months

Tanzania

Visa on arrival

Togo

Visa on arrival for 7 days

Tonga

Visa on arrival for 31 days

Tunisia

4 months

Uganda

Visa on arrival; length of stay varies

Zambia

Visa on arrival

Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Asia

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Azerbaijan

Visa on arrival for 30 days + 40 USD fee

Bahrain

Visa on arrival for 14 days

Bali

Visa on arrival for 7-30 days

Brunei Darussalam

90 days

Cambodia

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Georgia

90 days

Hong Kong

3 months

Indonesia

Visa on arrival

Israel

3 months

Japan

90 days

Jordan

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Kuwait

Visa on arrival for 3 months

Kyrgyzstan

1 month

Laos

Visa on arrival for 30 days

Lebanon

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Macau

30 days

Malaysia

3 months

Mongolia

90 days

Nepal

Visa on arrival for up to 150 days

Oman

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Qatar

Visa on arrival for 21 days

Philippines

21 days

Singapore

30 days

Sri Lanka

Visa on arrival for 30 days

South Korea

1 month

Taiwan

30 days if arriving at Taipei Chiang Kai Shek or Kaohsiung Airport

Thailand

30 days by air; 14 days by land

Timor Leste

Visa on arrival for 30 days

United Arab Emirates

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Vietnam

Visa on arrival with pre-approval

Yemen

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Oceania

Country

Length of Stay without Tourist Visa

Cook Islands

31 days

Mexico

6 months

Fiji

4 months

French Polynesia

1 month

Guam

US territory

Mariana Islands

Us territory

Marshall Islands

No visa required

Micronesia

30 days

New Caledonia

1 month

New Zealand

3 months

Niue

30 days

Palau

30 days

Samoa (Western)

60 days; visitor permit on arrival

Samoa (American)

US territory

Solomon Islands

3 months

Tuvalu

Visa on arrival for 1 month

Vanuatu

30 days