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A Complete List Of Countries American Travelers Need Visas To Enter

By Sharelle Burt

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Remember when you were growing up and you needed permission to do any and everything? If you wanted to go to a friend’s house, you know you needed to ask your parents. If you wanted to go on a field trip, permission slips had to be signed. Everything had to be supervised and accounted for, and most kids couldn’t wait to grow up to be independent.

Not much has changed. If you want to travel to certain places, Americans need to get permission. As if going to a foreign country isn’t stressful enough. For the most part, nations ask tourists to have visas to get in. To get a visa, countries ask travelers to have a passport, picture, and application. Some also charge a fee. Officials want to make sure that visa holders don’t overstay their welcome so they charge higher fees, require a photo ID, and must know the exact travel dates before a visa is issued.

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While Americans have some of the strongest passports and can travel to a lot of countries without needing a visa, that’s not the case for all of them. Here’s a list of the spots you need permission to enter.

  1. Tuvalu
  2. Chad
  3. Burkina Faso
  4. Gambia
  5. Niger
  6. Mali
  7. Republic of Congo
  8. Madagascar
  9. Bhutan
  10. Angola
  11. Suriname
  12. Benin
  13. Burundi
  14. Venezuela
  15. Tajikistan
  16. Togo
  17. Cape Verde
  18. Sudan
  19. Malawi
  20. Ethiopia
  21. Nepal
  22. Bolivia
  23. Tanzania
  24. Maldives
  25. Uganda
  26. Mozambique
  27. Paraguay
  28. Ca’Te D’ivoire
  29. Lebanon
  30. Sri Lanka
  31. Qatar
  32. Oman
  33. Zimbabwe
  34. Algeria
  35. Azerbaijan
  36. Uzbekistan
  37. Lao P.D.R
  38. Myanmar
  39. Jordan
  40. Islamic Republic of Iran
  41. Cambodia
  42. Brazil
  43. Egypt
  44. Australia
  45. Bahrain
  46. Vietnam
  47. India
  48. Russia
  49. Turkey
  50. China

Several countries placed new regulations on visits from United States citizens. Ghana put new visa restrictions after officials refused to accept 7,000 nationals that were sent back from the United States. Russia also decided to lower visa fees in hopes of gaining more tourists.

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