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UK Visa free countries – Full lists

Countries UK Citizens Can Visit Visa-Free

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UK passport holders are amongst the most privileged citizens of the world when it comes to traveling. Currently ranked in the sixth position alongside Norway and the United States in the list of the world’s most powerful passports, UK citizens can, for now, travel to 183 countries, whether visa-free or wish an e-visa or a visa-on-arrival.

Moreover, most of the rest of the world’s countries for which a traditional sticker visa is needed for Britons to travel there, have created facilities due to reciprocal agreement between the UK and those particular countries.

Yet, there are a few world countries that have stricter entry criteria for foreigners, including Britons. Those wishing to travel to any of these countries will need to carefully check the entry requirements and meet them all, before taking a trip there.

Due to Brexit, probably a no-deal one, some of the travel criteria for Britons traveling abroad are soon about to change, in particular to the member countries of the European Union. Following in this article, you may find several lists of the countries that UK citizens need and do not visas for tourism, business and other similar non-employment activities.

Where Can Britons Travel Without a Visa?

British citizens holding a valid passport issued by the UK Home Office can travel to the following world countries without the need of getting any kind of visa or authorization, and remain for the specified period:

Albania – 90 days


Anguilla – 90 days

Antigua and Barbuda – 180 days

Argentina – 90 days

Armenia – 180 days

Aruba – 30 days, extendable up to 180 days


Bahamas – 21 days, extendable up to 8 months

Barbados – 180 days

Belarus – 30 days


Belize – 30 days

Bermuda – 180 days

Bolivia – 90 days

Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 90 days

Botswana – 90 days

Brazil – 90 days, can be extended for another 90 days

British Virgin Islands

Brunei – 90 days


Cape Verde Islands

Cayman Islands – 180 days

Chile – 90 days, extendable

Colombia – 90 days, can be extended for a total of 180-days in a calendar year

Cook Islands – 31 days

Costa Rica – 90 days


Curacao – 90 days


Czech Republic


Dominica – 180 days

Dominican Republic – 90 days

Ecuador – 90 days, extendable

El Salvador – 90 days


Eswatini (Swaziland) – 30 days

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji – 120 days



French Guiana

French Polynesia

French West Indies

Gambia – 90 days

Georgia – 365 days a year


Gibraltar – British citizens have right of abode in Gibraltar.


Greenland – 90 days within a 180 days period

Grenada – 180 days

Guam – 90 days

Guatemala – 90 days

Guyana – 90 days

Haiti – 90 days

Honduras – 90 days

Hong Kong (SAR China) – 180 days



Indonesia – 30 days


Israel – 90 days


Jamaica – 180 days

Japan – 90 days, can be extended once

Kazakhstan – 30 days

Kiribati – 30 days

Kosovo – 90 days

Kyrgyzstan – 60 days


Lesotho – 14 days




Macao (SAR China) – 180 days

Malaysia – 90 days


Marshall Islands – 90 days

Mauritius – 90 days

Mayotte – freedom of movement, must hold a valid ID or Passport

Mexico – 180 days

Micronesia – 30 days

Moldova – 90 days in 180-day period


Montenegro – 90 days


Morocco – 90 days

Namibia – 90 days in a calendar year


New Caledonia

New Zealand – 180 days

Nicaragua – 90 days


North Macedonia – 90 days

Northern Mariana Islands


Palestinian Territory

Panama – 180 days

Paraguay – 90 days

Peru – 90 to 183 days

Philippines – 30 days



Qatar – 30 days

Reunion – freedom of movement, must hold a valid ID or Passport


San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe – 15 days

Senegal – 90 days

Serbia – 90 days

Singapore – 90 days



South Africa – 90 days

South Korea – 90 days


Kitts and Nevis – 90 days

Lucia – 6 weeks

Maarten – 90 days

Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days



Taiwan – 90 days

Thailand – 30 days, if arriving by land

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia – 90 days

Turkey – 90 days

Turks and Caicos Islands – 90 days

Ukraine – 90 days in 180-day period

Uruguay – 90 days

Uzbekistan – 30 days

Vanuatu – 30 days

Vatican City

Venezuela – 90 days

Vietnam – 15 days

Zambia – 90 days

Documents Britons Need to Present at Port of Entry to Enter Visa-Free

Despite the visa-free policy that all these countries apply to citizens of the United Kingdom, travelers from the UK still need to carry at least some sort of identification document for entry.

Aside from the EU countries, who only ask for an ID in order to permit Britons to enter their territory, the rest of the countries listed above also ask for a valid passport. In addition, a few of them also want Britons at their port of entry to present:

Evidence they have traveler’s health insurance.

Proof of sufficient financial means to support their stay in that particular country.

Proof of accommodation.

In addition, a few of these countries may require from Britons proof of vaccination for illnesses and diseases that are common in that country. When traveling alone with a child, notarized authorization from the other parent is compulsory.

Note that every country has its specific entry requirements. Thus, Britons traveling to any of these countries should contact the relevant authorities of that country in Britain for further information in this regard.

UK Citizens Travelling to EU Member States After Brexit

In a post-Brexit European Union, the UK travelers will no longer be privileged as they currently are as EU citizens. They will need to join the lines of third-country nationals at airports, and present the following documents:

Valid passport. The passport must not be older than 10 years, and it must have at least 3 months of validity left on the day the traveler plans to leave the EU.

Health Insurance. Valid in the whole territory of the Schengen Area, with a coverage worth minimum €30,000 for health related incidents.

Proof of accommodation and financial means may also be required in several Schengen countries.

As of November 2023, UK nationals traveling to the EU will also need an ETIAS, which is an online authorization to enter the Schengen Area.

7 Countries UK Citizens Can Visit with Travel Authorization

When traveling to any of the following countries, UK passport holders will need to previously get a travel authorization online.

American Samoa – Entry Permit Waiver Program

Australia – Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

Canada – Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Puerto Rico – Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Sri Lanka – Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

United States – Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

US Virgin Islands – Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Once the ETIAS comes into force, the EU member states will join this list increasing the number from seven to at least 34.

Britons traveling any of these countries will need to apply for the applicable travel authorization, for which they need to apply online while usually having the following documents:


Confirmed roundtrip ticket.

Credit/Debit card to pay the travel authorization fee, when required.

38 Countries UK Citizens Can Visit with a Visa-on-Arrival

British citizens have the privilege of traveling to 38 world countries and receiving a visa upon arrival the point of entry. These countries, and the period they permit Britons to remain with only a visa-on-arrival are as follows:

Bahrain – up to 3 months

Bangladesh – 30 days

Burkina Faso – 30 days

Cambodia – 30 days

Comoros Islands

Egypt – 30 days

Ethiopia – up to 90 days

Gabon – 90 days

Guinea-Bissau – 90 days


Kenya – 90 days

Kuwait – 90 days

Laos – 30 days

Lebanon – 30 days

Madagascar – 90 days


Maldives – 30 days


Mozambique – 30 days

Nepal – 90 days

Palau Islands – 30 days

Papua New Guinea – 60 days

Rwanda – 30 days


Seychelles – 90 days

Solomon Islands – 90 days



Suriname – 90 days

Tajikistan – 45 days

Tanzania – 90 days

Timor-Leste – 30 days

Togo – 7 days

Tonga – 31 days

Tuvalu – 30 days


United Arab Emirates – 30 days

Zimbabwe – 90 days

8 Countries UK Citizens Can Visit with E-Visa

In addition, UK citizens traveling to any of the following countries will need to apply for an e-visa first:









The application procedures for an e-visa are way easier than for a regular sticker visa as no interview is required from the applicant, and it often costs way less. The applicant needs to complete an online form and upload a few documents as required. At the end a fee must be paid.

Once the application is processed, the applicant receives an answer in their email. If positive, the visa confirmation must be printed and carried while traveling to the destination country.

34 Countries With Visa Regimes Towards UK Citizens

There are still 34 world countries that apply a stricter visa regime towards the UK citizens. To travel there, British passport holders will need to meet several requirements and criteria. These countries are:






Central African Republic



Congo (Dem. Rep.)

Congo (Rep.)

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)


Equatorial Guinea













North Korea

Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone

South Sudan





The application procedures differ from one country to the other. However, most of them consist of the following procedures:

Completing the application form for the visa.

Collecting the required documents.

Paying the visa fee.

Attending a visa interview and submitting the required documents.

British travelers need to check the visa procedures with the responsible mission of the country they wish to visit prior to their trip, as the procedures are specific and continuously subject to change.

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Passports providing visa-free entry to the UK

Malta, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Therefore, citizens of these countries can come to the UK without visas and stay for up to 6 months.

What is proof of sufficient funds for travel? ›

Travelers visiting the United States from a foreign country must be able to prove to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer that they have sufficient funds, i.e., credit card, cash, travelers' checks, money order to cover travel, lodging, entertainment, meals, etc. to be admitted into the United States.

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How to fill check list for UK visa? ›

You should submit the following documents to apply for a UK visa:
  1. UK visa application form. ...
  2. Two photographs. ...
  3. Your Valid Passport. ...
  4. Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK. ...
  5. Proof of accommodation. ...
  6. Detailed travel itinerary. ...
  7. Tuberculosis Test Results. ...
  8. Biometric information.

Can US citizens travel to UK without visa? ›

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