Countries Americans can visit Visa Free

This blog has been receiving so much love from the Americans.  Thank you so much!  I thought it a good idea to do a follow op of my article Visa Free entries on a South African Passport entitled Countries Americans can visit Visa Free.  The list is huge, Americans can visit over 100 countries! What a privilege!

In this article I will start off by sharing some tips to take in consideration before you are planning to visit any of the listed countries and then we will dig right into the list.

Some things to keep in mind before you plan your trip

  • Visa Free means in practice that you don’t need to obtain a visa before you travel to any of the listed countries.
  • Virtually all of these countries impose a time limits on how long you are allowed to stay in the country.  Usually between 14 and 90 days.
  • There are also many restrictions as to what activities you are allowed to do while you are there.
  • There are some of the countries on the list that you need to obtain a visa on arrival.  This means that you don’t need a visa prior to your visit, but that you can obtain one on your arrival.  These visas are usually obtainable at the airports.

Therefore, it is highly advisable that you visit the website if the embassy of the country/ies you are wanting to visit, BEFORE you leave.  Check details as to whether you need to obtain a visa on arrival or not.  If you need a visa on arrival, what the cost is to obtain one, what currency you can use to pay for the visa and the duration of the visa.  This way, you are not set for any surprises on your arrival and can enjoy a stress free holiday.

Now, let’s get to that list.


Europe offers the biggest list of destinations with 43 countries you can visit visa free on an American Passport.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lichtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City


The Amercas offer the second biggest list with 26 countries.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala


  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay


Asia offers the third biggest list, with 12 countries.

  • Armenia
  • Brunei
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand


Africa offers the fourth biggest list, with 10 countries.

  • Botswana
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • The Gambia
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tunisia


Oceania is the fifth and final list, with 6 countries.

  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Vanuatu

Territories, disputed areas and partially recognised countries

Lastly, I’ve included this list of territories, disputed areas and partially recogised countries you can visit visa free on an American Passport, if you are looking for something more exotic.  The names in italics are US territories.

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacau
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French West Indies
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Hainan, China
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kish Island, Iran
  • Kosovo
  • Macau
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Maarten
  • Svalbard
  • Taiwan
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

To Summarise

I hope this gives you some inspiration of where to visit next.  If you do happen to make South Africa your next destination, please do feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance in planning your holiday.  I would love to be of assistance. Thank you for taking the time to read my article.  If you like what you have read, please share this article on all your social media platforms or leave a comment below with some of your questions, ideals or feedback.  I would love to hear from you.  If you want to know when new articles are posted, you can follow me on any of my social media platforms or you can sign up to receive weekly newsletters.

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