This map hopes to illuminate the unknowns and make entering new countries and crossing borders as easy as it should be. *Updated July 2014
1) Locate the country you want to visit.
2) Hover over the country for tips and info on visa requirements.
3) Click on the country for useful guides and articles.
*UK, Canada, Australia maps coming soon!
Top 10 Hardest Countries For US Citizens To Visit
*based on application procedures, fees, & US relations
Top 10 Most Expensive Countries For US Citizens To Visit
*Based on minimum tourist visa cost 2013
Top 10 Easiest Countries For US Citizens To Visit
*based on duration granted, fees & US relations
Top 10 Passports With The Most Visa Free Travel
*Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index 2013
Top 10 Passports With The Least Visa Free Travel
**Henley & Partners Visa Restriction Index 2013
|1) Saudi Arabia||1) Bhutan 250$/day +40$ visa fee||1) Canada||1) Finland, Sweden, UK||1) Afghanistan|
|2) Somalia||2) Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Afghanistan 160$||2) Most EU member states excluding UK.||2) Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, USA||2) Iraq|
|3) North Korea||3) Sudan 151$||3) Mexico||3) Belgium, Italy, Netherlands||3) Pakistan, Somalia|
|4) Iraq||4) Russia 140$||4) Japan||4) Canada, France, Japan, Norway, Ireland, Portugal, Spain||4) Eritrea, Palestine|
|5) Guinea-Bissau||5) China 130$||5) Korea||5) Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland||5) Nepal|
|6) Iran||6) Bolivia 135$||6) New Zealand||6) Australia, Greece, Singapore||6) Kosovo, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Sudan|
|7) Sao Tome & Principe||7) India 76$||7) Peru||7) Korea||7) Congo, Libya, South Sudan, Syria|
|8) Sudan||8)||8) CA 4: Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala||8) Iceland||8) Iran, Angolo, Djibuti, Myanmar|
|9) Central African Republic||9)||9) Equador||9) Malaysia, Malta||9) Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, North Korea|
|10) Bhutan||10)||10) Morocco||10) Liechtenstein||10) Equatorial Guinea|
About The World Visa Map
Although you can find a great deal of official information around the web, few sites tell you the insider details you ought to know. In much of Central America and South East Asia there are various unofficial fees and certain restrictions associated with crossing borders by land.
As a US citizen, this interactive map is only applicable to US citizens. If you’re from the UK, EU, Canada, Australia, you can find your maps below. If you’re from another country your best option is to look country specific info on countries by typing in “visa requirements for (your country of citizenship).
Although highly illegal and dangerous, it’s not impossible to jump borders. If you’re unable to get a visa to somewhere you really want to go, check out this guide, How To Jump An International Border.
*If there’s any info I left out or would like to contribute your experience to the map, let me know in the comments below!
What Are Visas?
Visas are essentially hall passes that allow you to move freely within a country for a certain period of time. Before embarking on any trip you need to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements for the countries you wish to visit. This is the primary purpose of the map above.
How Do I Get A Visa?
There are many countries around the world, particularly the Schengen Zone of Europe, that doesn’t even require a visa. In this case, all you need is your passport. However, there are many other countries that do require some kind of visa. Most countries provide you with a visa, with or without a fee, when you arrive at the airport or border. Some countries require that you fill out an online form prior to arrival. Other countries require you to apply for a visa in advance at one of their consulates in a neighboring country or even only your home country. For example, it is generally extremely hard if not impossible to receive a visa to Russia or China if you’re not applying from your home country. Additionally, there are some countries, like Iran and North Korea, that will only give you a visa if you are part of a sanctioned tour group.
How Much Do Visas Cost?
Visa costs are based primarily on a system of reciprocity. In other words, whatever your home country charges for people to get a visa is similar or the same as what you will pay to visit their country. While most visas generally cost between 10 to 60 dollars, there are some countries, in particular the Congo, that charge as much as 300$.