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How many countries can you visit without a visa?

Old Oct 3, 13, 1:56 pm
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How many countries can you visit without a visa?

Ever wondered that? Well, Henley & Partners, "the global leader in residence and citizenship planning", have compiled a list of 93 countries/territories in the world and how many countries/territories their passport holders can visit without a visa. Predictably, rich OECD countries top the list, but I was surprised I can visit 173 countries without a visa! (Maximum would be 218, as there are 219 countries/territories in the total listing.)

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PS. I found some threads referencing old H&P listings, but they were older than three years, so...
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Old Oct 3, 13, 2:10 pm
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Without a visa, or does it include visas-on-arrival?

On the flip side, the country of Georgia doesn't seem to mind letting nationals of many countries in for 360 days in a calendar year.
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
Without a visa, or does it include visas-on-arrival?

On the flip side, the country of Georgia doesn't seem to mind letting nationals of many countries in for 360 days in a calendar year.
My understanding is that 'visa on arrival' = 'visa required'. Also, exemptions like China's relatively new 72-hour visa-free stay for a number of cities are not counted.
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
Without a visa, or does it include visas-on-arrival?

On the flip side, the country of Georgia doesn't seem to mind letting nationals of many countries in for 360 days in a calendar year.
I've always been tempted to visit, just for that reason!

I believe those indexes include visa on arrival in their calculations
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Originally Posted by jozdemir View Post
I've always been tempted to visit, just for that reason!

I believe those indexes include visa on arrival in their calculations
I am in good shape with a Great Britain passport and a USA Green Card.
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Originally Posted by GRALISTAIR View Post
I am in good shape with a Great Britain passport and a USA Green Card.
Same here, UK and Australian passports!

Tempted to get my Turkish too for visa free access to Russia but ill need to wait a few more years for that
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So, out of curiosity, what are the five countries that Australians need a visa for that Finns/Swedes/UKes don't?

(I know the difference between 173 and 167 is six, but as Australia requires visas or ETAs from everyone, I assume that one is cancelled out)
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
Without a visa, or does it include visas-on-arrival?
My defition of VoA is that you get visa in you passport and you have to pay for it.

Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
On the flip side, the country of Georgia doesn't seem to mind letting nationals of many countries in for 360 days in a calendar year.
One of the smart moves of former government.

Originally Posted by jozdemir View Post
I've always been tempted to visit, just for that reason!
As former Georgia native I'd recommend you to go. However best times for visit would be during spring or at fall. Winter makes most interesting places inaccessible or boring and summer might be too hot for some people.

Irony of the situation - with Georgian passport I can get Brazilian visa much cheaper comparing to US passport due to very 'frendly' relationship between Brazil and US...

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Can't think of any countries that come to mind that I would require a pre arrival visa besides India and some few dodgy countries in Africa. Having U.S and Thai passport along with an APEC card allows me complete utter freedom
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Old Oct 4, 13, 3:34 am
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So, out of curiosity, what are the five countries that Australians need a visa for that Finns/Swedes/UKes don't?
I'd assume the 173 countries are different for the Finns/Swedes/UK passports and not necessarily the same 173 countries. Unless the comparison is between the UK vs. Oz passport which is fair I guess.

I'm tempted to know the 1 country in the Kiwi vs. Oz passport holders


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The numbers cover somewhat different countries, as in the 173 for Finland are different than the 173 for Sweden.

Originally Posted by mandolino View Post
So, out of curiosity, what are the five countries that Australians need a visa for that Finns/Swedes/UKes don't?

(I know the difference between 173 and 167 is six, but as Australia requires visas or ETAs from everyone, I assume that one is cancelled out)
For the Finnish passport users, far easier to visit India than it is on UK, Australian or Swedish passports.

And Luxembourg has at least one country in its 172 than Sweden does not have in its 173.
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VOA/ESTA/ETA are included in the list.
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Originally Posted by mandolino View Post
So, out of curiosity, what are the five countries that Australians need a visa for that Finns/Swedes/UKes don't?
Do you need a Visa to visit India? Finns don't.
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Yep, Australians need visa to India.
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Do you need a Visa to visit India?
Yep. Well I've got one, anyway. I entered Bangladesh last week and got VOA - but they're still counting that as "need a visa", right?

I go to all EU and Schengen countries without visa. In the past I had to get visas for Hungary and Romania but I think that's been sorted out.

What would the other four be?
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