US Passport Visa Free Countries

As of 2022, a United States citizen is entitled to travel to 186 countries or territories without having to apply for a visa or simply by getting a visa on arrival at the place of destination. According to many passport indexes, a US passport ranks in the top 10 in terms of travel freedom. Hence it is quite eligible document to have. 

But there are still some key factors to consider for US passport holders before planning their trip overseas, as there might be some specifics to be applied depending on the length of stay or even some fees to pay for registration purposes.

Since US citizens are increasingly seeking international travel destinations for personal or business needs, we’ve decided to compile a list of visa free countries for Americans.

Here’s a US passport visa free countries list of 2022 with relevant details.

US Passport Visa Free Countries 2022

CONTINENT

COUNTRY

VISA TYPE

DURATION OF STAY

Europe

Albania

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Andorra

Visa free

90 days

North America

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa free

180 days

South America

Argentina

Visa free

90 days

Asia

Armenia

Visa free

180 days

Oceania

Australia

Visa free (Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) application needed before travel)

90 days (valid from the first date of entry, recurring every 12 month period)

Europe

Austria

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe-Asia

Azerbaijan

Visa on Arrival (only by means of a direct flight on Azerbaijan Airlines from New York City)

30 days (applicants of Armenian descent or with Armenian visas in their passport may be denied)

North America

Bahamas

Visa free

240 days

Asia

Bahrain

Visa on Arrival

14 days

Asia

Bangladesh

Visa on Arrival (int’l airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet)

30 days

North America

Barbados

Visa free

6 months

Europe

Belgium

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

North America

Belize

Visa free

30 days

South America

Bolivia

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Europe

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) – Local police registration compulsory within 24 hours of arrival.

Africa

Botswana

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 1 year) 

South America

Brazil

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Asia

Brunei

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Bulgaria

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Africa

Burkina Faso

Visa on Arrival

1 month (International Certificate of Vaccination ICVP required)

Africa

Burundi

Visa on Arrival (Bujumbura Int’l Airport and all land borders)

1 month

Asia

Cambodia

Visa on Arrival

30 days

North America

Canada

Visa free

6 months

Oceania

Cape Verde

Visa free (online registration needed prior to arrival)

30 days

Africa

Central African Republic

Visa free

180 days (ICVP required)

South America

Chile

Visa free

90 days

South America

Colombia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 1 year)

Africa

Comoros

Visa on Arrival

North America

Costa Rica

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Croatia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) – Local police registration compulsory within 24 hours of arrival.

Europe

Cyprus

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Europe

Czech Republic

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Denmark

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

North America

Dominica

Visa free

6 months

North America

Dominican Republic

Visa free

30 days (extendable up to 90)

South America

Ecuador

Visa free

90 days (extendable for another 90 days per year)

Africa

Egypt

Visa on Arrival (for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik, St. Catherine or Taba airports)

15 days

North America

El Salvador

Visa free

3 months

Africa

Equatorial Guinea

Visa free

90 days (ICVP required)

Europe

Estonia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Africa

Eswatini

Visa free

30 days

Africa

Ethiopia

Visa on Arrival (obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole Int’l Airport)

Up to 90 days

Oceania

Fiji

Visa free

4 months

Europe

Finland

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

France

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Africa

Gabon

Visa on Arrival

6 months (ICVP required)

Europe

Georgia

Visa free

1 year

Europe

Germany

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Greece

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

North America

Grenada

Visa free

3 months

North America

Guatemala

Visa free

90 days

Africa

Guinea-Bissau

Visa on Arrival

90 days

South America

Guyana

Visa free

3 months

North America

Haiti

Visa free

3 months

North America

Honduras

Visa free

3 months

Europe

Hungary

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Asia

Hong Kong

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Iceland

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Asia

Indonesia

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Asia

Iraq

Visa on Arrival

60 days

Europe

Ireland

Visa free

3 months

Asia

Israel

Visa free

3 months

Europe

Italy

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

North America

Jamaica

Visa free

6 months

Asia

Jordan

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Asia

Kazakhstan

Visa free

30 days

Oceania

Kiribati

Visa free

30 days (Airport Embarkation Tax applies)

Asia

Kuwait

Visa on Arrival

3 months

Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Visa free

60 days

Europe

Kosovo

Visa free

90 days

Asia

Laos

Visa on Arrival

30 days (extendable up to 60)

Europe

Latvia

Visa free

180 days

Asia

Lebanon

Visa on Arrival

1 month (extendable for 2 additional months)

Africa

Lesotho

Visa free

14 days (extendable up to 180)

Europe

Liechtenstein

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Lithuania

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Luxembourg

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Macedonia

Visa free

90 days (Local police registration is compulsory within 24 hours of arrival)

Africa

Madagaskar

Visa on Arrival

90 days

Asia

Malaysia

Visa free 

3 months

Asia

Maldives

Visa on Arrival

30 days (extendable up to 90)

Europe

Malta

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Africa

Mauritania

Visa on Arrival

ICVP required

Africa

Mauritius

Visa free

90 days

North America

Mexico

Visa free

180 days

Oceania

Micronesia

Visa free

Unlimited

Europe

Moldova

Visa free 

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180). Local police registration is compulsory within 24 hours of arrival.

Europe

Monaco

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Asia

Mongolia

Visa free

90 days (Registration required after 30 days)

Europe

Montenegro

Visa free

90 days (Local police registration is compulsory within 24 hours of arrival)

Africa

Morocco

Visa free

3 months

Africa

Mozambique

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Africa

Namibia

Visa free

3 months

Asia

Nepal

Visa on Arrival

90 days

Europe

Netherlands

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Oceania

New Zealand

Visa free (Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) application needed before travel)

3 months

North America

Nicaragua

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Norway

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Oceania

Palau

Visa free

1 year

Asia

Palestinian Territories

Visa free

North America

Panama

Visa free

180 days

Oceania

Papua New Guinea

Visa on Arrival

60 days (extendable for another 30 days)

South America

Paraguay

Visa free

90 days

South America

Peru

Visa free

90 days

Asia

Philippines

Visa free

30 days

Europe

Poland

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Europe

Portugal

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area

Asia

Qatar

Visa free

30 days

Europe

Romania

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Africa

Rwanda

Visa on Arrival

30 days (ICVP required)

North America

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Visa free

30 days

North America

Saint Lucia

Visa free

6 weeks

North America

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Visa free

6 months

Oceania

Samoa

Visa free

60 days

Africa

Sao Tome and Principe

Visa free 

15 days (ICVP required)

Asia

Saudi Arabia

Visa on Arrival

90 days

Africa

Senegal

Visa free

90 days (ICVP required)

Europe

Serbia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Africa

Seychelles

Free Visitor’s Permit on Arrival

3 months

Africa

Sierra Leone

Visa on Arrival

ICVP required

Asia

Singapore

Visa free

90 days

Europe

Slovakia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area (Registration within 3 working days after arrival required)

Europe

Slovenia

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area (Registration within 72 hours after arrival required)

Oceania

Solomon Islands

Free Visitor’s Permit on Arrival

Not exceeding 3 months (within 12 months)

Africa

Somalia

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Africa

South Africa

Visa free

90 days

Asia

South Korea

Visa free (Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) application needed before travel)

90 days

Europe

Spain

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area 

Asia

Sri Lanka

Visa on Arrival

30 days

Europe

Sweden

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area 

Europe

Switzerland

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180) in the Schengen Area 

Asia

Tajikistan

Visa free

30 days

Africa

Tanzania

Visa on Arrival

3 months

Asia

Thailand

Visa free

30 days

Asia

Timor Leste

Visa on Arrival (for air arrivals only)

30 days 

Africa

Togo

Visa on Arrival 

7 days

Oceania

Tonga

Visa on Arrival

31 days

North America

Trinidad and Tobago

Visa free

90 days

Africa

Tunisia

Visa free

90 days

Oceania

Tuvalu

Visa on Arrival

1 month (extendable up to 3 months)

Africa

Uganda

Visa on Arrival

90 days (ICVP required)

Europe

Ukraine

Visa free

Not exceeding 90 days (within 180)

Asia

United Arab Emirates

Visa free

30 days

Europe

United Kingdom

Visa free

6 months

South America

Uruguay

Visa free

3 months

Oceania

Vanuatu

Visa free

30 days

Europe

Vatican City

Visa free

Africa

Zambia

Visa on Arrival

90 days (ICVP required)

Africa

Zimbabwe

Visa on Arrival (for tourism purposes only)

3 months

EU countries are among the visa free countries for Americans. But all US citizens will need to submit a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) application before traveling to Europe as of May 2023.

Countries That Require e-Visas for US Citizens

Aside from the nations that do not require visas, there are a few more that may require some sort of paperwork instead of a visa. These may include eVisas or electronic travel documents, as we’ve stated on the above list.

In addition, there are some nations where you can only obtain a visa once you’ve arrived. According to their laws, the authorities must stamp a visa on your passport as soon as you enter certain other countries’ customs or border areas. The length of your stay and the specific laws and regulations of the nation you are visiting will determine the visa’s validity.

Countries With Visa Requirements for US Citizens

Finally, there are some nations for which a visa is definitely required. The requirements of the nation you intend to visit will determine how the visa application procedure works. Since most of these nations have a poor relationship with the US, obtaining a visa for them can be challenging.

The countries and territories that US citizens need a visa to enter are listed below.

  • Abkhazia
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Artsakh
  • Bhutan
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • China
  • Crimea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Cuba
  • Eritrea
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Hainan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Margarita Island
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

The Bottomline: Visa Free Countries for US

There you have it…Visa free countries for US citizens…Holding a US passport brings many advantages in terms of travel and mobility. Still, before you travel to any country, make sure to check the general requirements, such as health insurance or vaccination certificates. Also, finding out where the US embassy is located in your destination will be helpful.

Are you a US citizen? Do you think a US passport gives you the travel freedom you want? Let us know…

Frequently Asked Questions About American Passport Visa Free Countries

Is the UK one of the visa free countries for US citizens?

Yes, US passport holders can travel to the UK without a visa. If you’re a Green Card holder, you’ll need a visa though.

Are EU countries visa free countries for US?

Yes, US citizens can visit EU countries without a visa. They are permitted to stay for up to 90 days for travel or business with a current US passport within any 180-day term.

Is Russia among the visa free travel countries for US citizens?

No, Russia doesn’t grant visa free access to US citizens. As a US citizen, you’ll need to get a visa to enter Russia. 

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