Dubai Visa-free For Ghana: Can Ghanaians Travel To Dubai Without A Visa?

Good news about visas is always received with joy. A typical Ghanaian doesn’t mind spending his life savings on a vacation due to the prestige attached to traveling abroad. However, the process of obtaining visas puts many off due to the uncertainties associated with the outcome of visa applications.

In 2019, it was all over that Ghana has signed a visa-free agreement with Malta to allow holders of ordinary Ghanaian passports to travel to Malta without a visa. It took me series of posts to explain to people why it can never be as Malta is a member of Schengen and as such the country cannot solely admit other nationals into the Schengen area. The agreement was only between holders of Diplomatic passports.

News on South Africa granting Ghanaians visa-free travel also made waves and it’s still on reputable websites, including that of Ghana’s Parliament, that holders of Ghanaian ordinary passport can travel to South Africa without a visa. South Africa visa-free travel for Ghana remains a promise, a promise that may never be fulfilled.

Skydive, Dubai
Skydive, Dubai

Now, there’s another news from Parliament, the same parliament that said Ghanaians can go to Dubai without a visa lol. Don’t celebrate yet as the reports on various news platforms are conflicting.

UAE will never grant holders of Ghanaian ordinary passports visa-free travel. The only countries that travel to the United Arab Emirates without a visa are member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC is made up of Arab countries; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. UAE suspended its diplomatic relations with Qatar which took away the visa-free access Qatar enjoyed.

Dubai visa is a great source of revenue for the UAE. The best they can offer us is visa-on-arrival. Even countries like the USA and UK whose passports are considered to be some of the strongest in the world do not enjoy visa-free travel to Dubai. The agreement signed between Ghana and the UAE probably allows only holders of diplomatic and service passports to travel between the two countries without a visa.

Things to note before traveling to a visa-free country

Holders of Ghanaian passports can travel to over 60 countries worldwide without visas. made a list of the countries Ghana citizens can travel to without visas.

People still get deported when travelling to these visa-free countries because they assume that free means free and therefore go anyhow.

Below are some of the things you have to note when travelling to a visa-free country.

There’s still a border

Unlike moving from one Schengen state to the other where they are no borders, you still pass through a border when travelling to a visa-free country. You will pass through Immigration/Passport control, Customs, security and any other processes you pass through when travelling to other countries where visas are required. The only difference here is that you don’t need a visa. That’s all; nothing changes.

Prepare for interview

Because it’s a visa-free country and no one assessed your eligibility to travel, some countries will still interview you when you arrive at their airport. One of Jetsanza Explorers Shadrack Annor had a tough time entering Mauritius. I was interviewed in Singapore and Maldives before gaining entry into the countries. Prepare to face same. It’s usually simple for people travelling with a tour group.

Deportation from Singapore has reduced in recent years. It got to a time where Ghanaians were still required to hold a Letter of Introduction (Kind of Invitation Letter) before granting entry into Singapore. Today, almost everyone is allowed entry.


Not having cash on you? Then what are your intentions? To find a job and stay? Man, you won’t be allowed entry. As someone who is genuinely travelling for a holiday, you need funds that will be able to pay for your entire stay. During my visit to Maldives, I paid for everything in advance; my accommodation, food, water transport, and activities. In this case, no one will expect me to have cash. And honestly, I didn’t buy anything in Maldives, didn’t even see their banknotes. That was very bad of me.


You have no idea where you will be staying? You may not be granted entry. Book your accommodation in advance and carry the booking confirmation along. See how to book Hotel.

Tourist Voucher

If your destination requires that you hold a tourist voucher, get it.

Return Ticket

Not having a return ticket? Then there’s no proof that you will leave the country. You will be deported if you fail to present a return air ticket.

Yellow Fever Card

Countries like Kenya require that you hold a Yellow Fever Vaccination card. Lucky enough for Ghanaians, we are forced at the Kotoka International Airport to carry one to all destinations. Read more on Yellow Fever Vaccination cards.

Check Period of stay permitted

Most importantly, check the maximum period of stay allowed. While some allow a maximum stay of 90 days, others allow only 30. If you intend to stay longer, make sure you’ve confirmed the maximum number of days allowed to stay.

61 countries that Filipinos can travel visa-free | One European country is included

According to immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners and information available on reputable resource website Wikipedia, Filipino travelers can visit 61 countries without applying for a visa, which placed the country on the 76th spot in its 2016 Visa Restrictions Index released late February.

Based on information from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) through its Timatic application as of December 2015, the 61 countries are as follows:


Full list of visa free countries for Ghanaian passport holders (Updated June 2021)

Below is the updated list of visa-free countries for Ghanaian citizens

Visa-free countries for Ghanaians

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Indonesia
  3. Philippines
  4. Singapore
  5. Benin
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Cape Verde Islands
  8. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  9. Eswatini (Swaziland)
  10. Gambia
  11. Guinea
  12. Guinea-Bissau
  13. Kenya
  14. Liberia
  15. Mali
  16. Mauritius
  17. Niger
  18. Nigeria
  19. Rwanda
  20. Senegal
  21. Sierra Leone
  22. Tanzania
  23. Uganda
  24. Togo
  25. Zimbabwe
  26. Cook Islands
  27. Fiji
  28. Micronesia
  29. Niue
  30. Vanuatu
  31. Barbados
  32. British Virgin Islands
  33. Dominica
  34. Grenada
  35. Haiti
  36. Jamaica
  37. Montserrat
  38. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  39. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  40. Trinidad and Tobago
  41. Belize
  42. Guyana

Visa can be obtained on arrival

  1. Cambodia
  2. Mauritania
  3. Mozambique
  4. Zambia
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Madagascar
  7. Somalia
  8. Maldives
  9. Nicaragua
  10. Palau
  11. Saint Lucia
  12. Timor-Leste
  13. Tuvalu
  14. Macau
  15. Bolivia
  16. Comoros
  17. Seychelles
  18. Samoa

Electronic Entry Visa Required

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahrain
  3. Cambodia
  4. Djibouti
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Gabon
  7. India
  8. Kyrgyzstan
  9. Lesotho
  10. Myanmar
  11. Pakistan

You are advised to crosscheck for the updated list and entry requirements before making a move. Don’t just pack and go, there are things to note when travelling to a visa-free country. Click here to read.

Visa Free Countries For Australian Passport Holders

Visa-Free Countries For Australian Citizens

Nationals of Australia can visit a good number of countries without a visa. Most of the countries that require visas grant Australians either eVisa or Visa On Arrival (VOA). has put together a list of Australian travel requirements.

Oceania Countries That Are Visa-Free For Australians

Fiji 4 months
Kiribati 120 days
Marshall Islands VOA 90 days
Micronesia 30 days
New Zealand* *
Palau VOA 30 days
Papua New Guinea eVisa/Free VOA at Gurney Airport (Alotau) Mount Hagen Airport
Samoa entry Permit on Arrival 60 days
Solomon Islands Visitor’s Permit on Arrival 3 months
Tonga VOA 31 days
Tuvalu VOA 1 month
Vanuatu 30 days

*freedom of movement. Australian citizens are exempt from the requirement to hold a permit on arrival in New Zealand and may reside or work for an indefinite period as long as they: 1. present a valid Australian passport OR hold a foreign passport with evidence of their Australian citizenship. 2. have no criminal convictions

Asia Countries That Are Visa-Free For Australians

Armenia 180 days
Azerbaijan eVisa 30 days
Bahrain eVisa/VOA 14 days
Bangladesh VOA not available at all entry points 30 days
Brunei VOA 30 days
Cambodia eVisa/VOA 30 days
East Timor* * 30 days
Georgia 360 days
Indonesia 30 days
Iran VOA 30 days
Israel 3 months
Japan 90 days
Jordan VOA not available at all entry points 2 months
Kazakhstan 30 days
Kuwait eVisa/VOA 3 months
Kyrgyzstan 60 days
Laos** ** Lantui
Lebanon VOA 1 month
Malaysia 3 months
Maldives VOA 30 days
Nepal VOA 90 days
Philippines 30 days
Qatar 30 days
Singapore 90 days
South Korea 90 days
Sri Lanka eVisa/VOA 30 days
Tajikistan eVisa/ VOA at Dushanbe International Airport 30 days
Thailand 30 days
United Arab Emirates VOA 30 days
Uzbekistan 30 days

*VOA at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or the Dili Sea Port.

**eVisa can enter through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge Entry points Lalai.

Africa Countries That Are Visa-Free For Australians

Benin eVisa/VOA 30/8 days
Botswana 90 days within a year period
Burkina Faso VOA 1 month
Cape Verde VOA at Sal Boa Vista
Comoros VOA 45 days
Egypt eVisa/VOA 30 days
Eswatini / Swaziland 30 days
Ethiopia eVisa/ VOA must both arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport 30 or 90 days
Gabon eVisa holders must arrive at Libreville International Airport or VOA 90 days
Gambia 90 days
Guinea-Bissau eVisa/VOA up to 90 days
Kenya eVisa/VOA up to 3 months
Lesotho 14 days
Madagascar eVisa/VOA up to 90 days
Malawi VOA 30 days
Mauritania VOA at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport 90 days
Mauritius 90 days
Morocco 3 months
Mozambique VOA but must have a return or onward ticket 30 days
Namibia 3 months
Rwanda eVisa/VOA 30 days
Senegal VOA 90 days
Seychelles Visitor’s Permit on Arrival 3 months
Somalia VOA 30 days
South Africa 90 days
Tanzania eVisa/VOA up to 3 months
Togo VOA 7 days
Tunisia 3 months
Uganda eVisa/VOA up to 3 months
Zambia eVisa/VOA 90 days
Zimbabwe eVisa/VOA 3 months

Europe – Schengen Areas With Bilateral Agreements With Australia

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Iceland
  8. Italy
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. Spain
  13. Sweden
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Estonia
  16. Greece
  17. Hungary
  18. Latvia
  19. Liechtenstein
  20. Lithuania
  21. Malta
  22. Poland
  23. Portugal
  24. Slovakia
  25. Slovenia
  26. Switzerland
  27. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  28. Bulgaria
  29. Croatia
  30. Cyprus
  31. Moldova
  32. Montenegro
  33. Monaco
  34. North Macedonia
  35. Romania
  36. Serbia
  37. Ukraine


Other Countries In Europe Where Australian Passport Holders Can Enter Without A Visa

Albania 90 days
Andorra 3 months
Belarus 30 days must arrive and leave via Minsk International Airport
Ireland 3 months
San Marino 90 days
United Kingdom 6 months
Vatican City 90 days

North America Countries That Are Visa-Free For Australians

Antigua and Barbuda 1 month
Bahamas 3 months
Barbados 6 months
Belize 30 days
Canada 6 months eTA required if arriving by air
Costa Rica 90 days
Cuba Tourist Card required 30 days
Dominica 6 months
Dominican Republic 90 days
El Salvador 3 months
Grenada 3 months
Guatemala 90 days
Haiti 3 months
Honduras 3 months
Jamaica 180 days
Mexico 180 days
Nicaragua 90 days
Panama 180 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 months
Saint Lucia 6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month
Trinidad and Tobago 30 days
United States 90 days ESTA required if arriving by air or cruise

South America Countries That Are Visa-Free For Australians

Argentina 90 days
Bolivia 90 days
Brazil 90 days
Chile 90 days
Colombia 90 days extendable up to 180 days
Ecuador 90 days
Guyana 3 months
Paraguay VOA at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport 90 days
Peru 183 days
Suriname eVisa/Tourist Card on Arrival 90 days
Uruguay 3 months
Venezuela* 90 days *

*Australian government advises citizens not to visit here due to safety concerns

EVisa For Australian Passport Holders

Angola 30 days
Azerbaijan 30 days
Djibouti 31 days
India 60 days arrive via 26 designated airports or 3 designated seaports
Ivory Coast 3 months arrive via Port Bouet Airport
Myanmar 28 days arrive via Yangon
Oman 30 days
Pakistan 30 days
São Tomé and Príncipe 30 days
Suriname 90 days
Turkey 3 months
Ukraine 30 days
Vietnam 30 days

What Countries Can Australian Citizens Live In

  • New Zealand: New Zealand the second home of Australians. Australians can literally do everything in New Zealand without the need to obtain a visa.
  • Canada: Australians are eligible to apply for Canada’s International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit.
  • United Kingdom: UK’s Youth Mobility scheme Tier 5 visa is another option if you are 18-30 years.
  • Others: Australians can also live and work in any country in the world provided the right work permit is obtained.

Which Countries Can Australian Citizens Work?

Australian citizens can work in any country in the world after obtaining the appropriate work permit in the exception of New Zealand where such permit is not needed.

Visa Requirements For Australian Citizens To USA

The United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows nationals of Australia to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met.

Australians have to obtain an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before embarking on their trip.

Visa Free Countries For Antigua And Barbuda Citizens

Holders of Antigua and Barbuda passports enjoy visa-free travel to over 160 countries which makes the country’s Citizenship by investment a booming business for the government. Antigua and Barbuda citizens used to enjoy visa-free to Canada until 2017 when the Canadian government had issues with its citizenship by investment program.

Nonetheless, Antigua and Barbuda passport holders still enjoy visa-free travel to an enviable list of countries including the United Kingdom and across Europe.

Antigua And Barbuda Passport Visa-Free Countries 2021

Below is the list of countries Antigua and Barbuda citizens can travel to without a visa:

Albania Jordan* Trinidad and Tobago
Andorra Kiribati* Tunisia
Argentina** Korea (North) Turkey
Armenia* Korea (South) Tuvalu
Austria Kosovo Uganda
Bahamas Laos* Ukraine
Bangladesh* Latvia United Arab Emirates**
Barbados Lebanon* United Kingdom
Belgium Lesotho Uzbekistan (effective 1st ,2020)
Belize Liechtenstein Vanuatu
Bolivia Lithuania Vatican City
Bosnia Luxembourg Venezuela
Botswana Macao* Zambia
Brazil Macedonia Zimbabwe
Bulgaria Madagascar British Overseas Territories
Burundi Malawi Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Cambodia* Malaysia Anguilla
Cape Verde Maldives* Bermuda
Cook Islands Malta British Virgin Islands
China** Mauritania* Cayman Islands
Chile Mauritius Gibraltar
Colombia Mexico** Guernsey
Comoros* Micronesia Jersey
Costa Rica Monaco Montserrat
Croatia Montenegro Helena
Cuba Mozambique* Turks and Caicos
Cyprus Nepal* Pitcairn Islands
Czech Republic Netherlands Isle of Man
Denmark Nicaragua French Overseas Departments & Collectivities
Djibouti* Niue French Guiana
Dominica Norway French Polynesia
Dominican Republic Palau* French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Ecuador Panama Guadeloupe
Egypt* Peru Martinique
El Salvador Philippines New Caledonia
Estonia Poland Barth’s
Fiji Portugal Martin
Finland Qatar Saint Pierre & Miquelon
France Reunion Wallis & Futuna
Gambia Romania Dutch Territories
Georgia Russia Aruba St. Eustatius
Germany Saint Kitts and Nevis Bonaire St. Maarten
Greece Saint Lucia Curacao
Greenland Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saba
Grenada Samoa*
Guatemala San Marino
Guinea-Bissau* Seychelles*
Guyana Singapore
Haiti Slovakia
Honduras Slovenia
Hong Kong Solomon Islands*
Hungary South Africa
Iceland Spain
India Suriname
Indonesia Swaziland
Iran++ Sweden
Ireland Switzerland
Isle of Man Tanzania
Italy Timor-Leste*
Jamaica Togo

* Visa granted upon arrival
**Visa waiver for Diplomatic and Official passports
++Visa granted upon arrival.

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Antigua And Barbuda Visa-Free Canada

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda used to travel to Canada visa-free until June 27, 2017, when Canada imposed a visa requirement on holders of Antigua and Barbuda passports. So since June 2017, citizens from Antigua and Barbuda need a visa to travel to Canada. Canadian authorities cited “the integrity of Antigua and Barbuda’s travel documents” resulting from its Citizenship by Investment Program to determine that Antigua and Barbuda no longer meet Canada’s criteria for a visa exemption.

Visa Free Countries For Indian Citizens

59 Countries Without Visa From India

Indian passport holders require visas to travel to at least 130 countries. The good news is that Indian citizens can still travel to 59 countries either visa-free or visa on arrival. A number of countries also allow persons from India to travel on an eVisa.

List Of Visa-Free Countries For Indian Passport Holders 2021

Below is the enviable list of countries Indian citizens can travel without a visa:


Bhutan Nepal
Indonesia Seychelles (permit on arrival)
Jamaica Senegal
Serbia Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti (for up to 90 days) Micronesia
Ecuador Dominica
Vanuatu Svalbard
Saint Kitts and Nevis Grenada (for up to 90 days)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (for up to 30 days) Montserrat (for up to 180 days)
Turks and Caicos (for up to 90 days) El Salvador


Visa On Arrival Countries For India

The countries below grant Indians an entry visa at the point of entry. With visa on arrival, Indians do not have to obtain visas prior to their travels but are granted them at the border upon arrival.

Below are the countries holders of Indian passport can obtain a visa on arrival:

Thailand Maldives
Laos Mauritius
Cambodia Bolivia
Hong Kong (Need to do pre-arrival Registration) Fiji
Palau Macedonia
Saint Lucia Ethiopia
Tuvalu Mauritania
Comoros Guinea Bissau
Guyana Togo
Cabo Verde Angola
Barbados Cook Islands
Iran (apply online & obtain ‘Submission Notice’ before departure) Kiribati
Nigeria (only pre-approved VOA) Samoa
Suriname Tunisia
Somalia Kenya
Zimbabwe Rwanda

eVisa For Indian Citizens

The list of countries below grant Indians eVisas. The visas are applied online and obtained before embarking on the trip. Evisas are relatively easier to obtain.

Below are the countries that Indians can apply for evisas:

Malaysia (eNTRI Note) Sri Lanka
Myanmar Turkey (at the border of Europe and Asia)
Zambia Tanzania
Madagascar (landing authorisation) Ivory Coast
Uganda Georgia (lying at the intersection of Europe and Asia)
Sao Tome and Principe Bahrain
Moldova Gabon
Djibouti East Timor (Timor-Leste)

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Visa Free Countries For Green Card Holders

Lawful permanent residents of the United States, also referred to as Green Card holders, can travel to a number of countries without obtaining visa. Travelers have to be in possession of a valid Green Card and passport.

Below are the countries U.S Green Card holders can travel without a visa:


Holders of U.S. Green Card do not need a visitor visa when traveling to Canada. If a U.S Green Card holder intends to travel by air, they are, however, expected to have an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada.

When a U.S Green Card holder is travelling by land or sea directly from the U.S., only proof of U.S. lawful permanent resident status (such as your Green Card) is required.


USA Permanent Residents, otherwise known as Green Card holders, do not require visas when traveling by air, land or sea to Mexico. Only proof of U.S. lawful permanent resident status and valid passport are required.

Costa Rica

U.S Green Card holders or Permanent residents do need a visa when entering Costa Rica. Travelers must show their residence card, which must be valid for at least six months and must meet the new security features according to the specifications by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Residence stamped on passports, parole work cards and those under refugee or asylum status are not accepted. Letters of extensions for expired Green Cards are also not accepted.


Belize is not visa-free for U.S Green Card holders but they are granted the privilege of obtaining a visa on arrival. Travelers must present to the immigration officer at the point of entry a Passport valid for at least 6 months past the end date of stay, a notarized photocopy of green card, a completed Visa Application form, and proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Belize.


Foreigners holding a visa and/or residence permit/Green Card of the United States may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for 90 calendar days in any 180-day period.

The British Virgin Islands

USA Permanent Residents or Green card holders do not need a visa to travel to the British Virgin Islands. Travelers are therefore required to meet other immigration requirements which include the possession of a valid Passport, proof of accommodations on the island, and proof of return journey required for entry; green card required for re-entry into the US.

Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

To travel to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaao, and Sint Maarten, Green card holders need a Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

The Balkans

The Balkan countries of Albania, North Macedonia, and Montenegro allow U.S. permanent residents to enter without a visa.

Albania permits a stay for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa. North Macedonia allows a stay of a maximum of 15 days without a visa while Montenegro also permits a stay of up to 30 days without a visa.


Indian and Chinese nationals with U.S Permanent residency or Green Card can transit through Singapore for up to 96 hours without a visa.


Indian and Chinese nationals with U.S Permanent residency or Green Card can travel to Peru without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.


Green card holders need a Passport and round-trip tickets, or onward tickets to another country to enter Jamaica without a visa. Travelers with Taiwan citizenship are exempted.

Dominican Republic

U.S Green Card holders require a Passport and tourist card to visit the Dominican Republic. Also, anyone who can legally travel or reside in the US does not need a Visa to travel to the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes.

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Schengen Visa For Green Card Holders

Green Card holders require a Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen member countries unless the holder is a national of a country that has a visa-free travel arrangement with the Schengen area.

List Of Countries That Do Not Need Schengen Visa To Travel To Schengen Member Countries

Germany Visa Requirements For Green Card Holders

Germany is a member of Schengen and as such travelers to Germany must meet Schengen travel requirements. U.S Green Card holders need a visa to enter Schengen, which Germany is a member. Unless the holder of the Green Card is a national of a country that has a visa-free travel regime with Schengen, a visa would be required.

Uk Visa For US Green Card Holders

U.S Permanent residents or Green Card holders are not exempt from visa when traveling to the UK. Green Card holders are to meet the UK immigration requirement and obtain a visa before traveling to the UK unless the traveler is a national of a country whose nationals can enter the UK without a visa.

Which Countries Can Enter UK Without Visa?

Can Green Card Holders Travel To Europe Covid

Traveling from the US to Europe was restricted when the country became the epicenter of the Coronavrius pandemic. Some countries are gradually opening to the US. See COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the latest updates on how borders are being eased for travelers from the United States.

Can I Travel With A Green Card And No Passport

Passport is a major travel document that shouldn’t be substituted for anything else. Despite holding a Green Card, you are still required to carry your passport when traveling.


Which Countries Can Enter UK Without Visa?

Nationals of at least 87 countries and territories can travel and stay in the UK for no longer than 6 months (or 3 months if they enter from the Republic of Ireland) with a visa.

Countries That Do Not Need A Visa To Travel To The United Kingdom

Below is a list of countries whose nationals do not require a visa to enter the United Kingdom:

British Overseas Territories citizens
British Nationals (Overseas) Monaco
British Overseas citizens Namibia
British protected persons Nauru
British subjects without the right of abode in the United Kingdom New Zealand
European Union citizens except Ireland Nicaragua
Andorra Norway
Antigua and Barbuda Palau
Argentina Panama
Australia Papua New Guinea
Bahamas Paraguay
Barbados Saint Kitts and Nevis
Belize Saint Lucia
Botswana Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Brazil Samoa
Brunei San Marino
Canada Seychelles
Chile Singapore
Costa Rica Solomon Islands
Dominica South Korea
East Timor Switzerland
El Salvador Taiwan
Grenada Tonga
Guatemala Trinidad and Tobago
Honduras Tuvalu
Hong Kong United States of America
Iceland Uruguay
Israel Vanuatu
Japan Vatican City
Marshall Islands

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List Of Countries That Do Not Need Schengen Visa To Travel To Schengen Member Countries

A Schengen Visa grants the holder access to 26 countries in the Schengen zone and to some other 30+ non-schengen countries. Countries that do not appear on this list require a visa when traveling to a member country.

Countries whose nationals do not need a Schengen Visa to enter the Schengen area

The countries below can enter the Schengen area and stay up to 90 days within every 180 days without a visa.

Albania* Israel Saint Vincent
Andorra Japan Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda Kiribati Serbia*
Argentina Macao S.A.R*** Seychelles
Australia Malaysia Singapore
Bahamas Marshall Islands Solomon Islands
Barbados Mauritius South Korea
Bosnia and Herzegovina* Mexico Taiwan**
Brazil Micronesia Timor Leste
Brunei Moldova* Tonga
Canada Monaco Trinidad and Tobago
Chile Montenegro* Tuvalu
Colombia Nauru Ukraine
Costa Rica New Zealand United Arab Emirates
Dominica Nicaragua United Kingdom
El Salvador North Macedonia* British Nationals (Overseas)
Georgia Palau British Overseas Territories Citizens
Grenada Panama British Protected Persons
Guatemala Paraguay United States of America
Holy See (Vatican City State) Peru Uruguay
Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis Vanuatu
Hong Kong S.A.R*** Saint Lucia Venezuela


* Eligible only if they are holders of biometric passports.

** Eligible only if passport contains an identity card number.

*** Visa-free regime applies only to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” passport.

*** Visa-free regime applies only to holders of a “Região Administrativa Especial de Macau” passport.

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