A Complete List Of Countries American Travelers Need Visas To Enter
By Sharelle Burt
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.
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.
- Burkina Faso
- Republic of Congo
- Cape Verde
- Ca’Te D’ivoire
- Sri Lanka
- Lao P.D.R
- Islamic Republic of Iran
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.