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Which countries do I need a visa for?

Friday, 05 February 2010
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Here is a guide of visa requirements for UK passport holders. Please note that visa restrictions change regularly so it is extremely important that you check with your travel agent or preferably direct with the embassy.


Country 

Visa?

Validity of visa / tourist card

Afghanistan

YES

Entry prohibited for UK passport holders

Argentina

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Australia

YES

Visa required (3 Months to 1 year)

Bangladesh

YES

Visa obtained on arrival for up to a 90 days

Barbados

-

Up to 6 months without a visa

Belize

-

Up to 6 months without a visa

Bhutan

YES

Pre-arranged travel itinerary compulsory

Bolivia

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Botswana

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Brazil

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Brunei

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Cambodia

-

On arrival 1 month $US20, 3 months $US30

Canada

-

Up to 6 months  - decided on arrival.

Chile

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

China

YES

Must enter within 3 mths of obtaining visa

Colombia

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Cook Islands

-

Up to 31 days without a visa

Costa Rica

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Cuba

YES

Tourist card obtained prior to departure

Dominican Rep.

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Ecuador

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Egypt

YES

Or 7 day visa can be obtained on arrival

El Salvador

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

Fiji

-

Up to 4 months without a visa

Greece

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

Guatemala

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Honduras

-

Up to 30 days without a visa

Hong Kong

-

Up to 6 months without a visa

India

YES

Up to 4 months, multiple entry possible

Indonesia

-

Up to 30 days without a visa

Jamaica

-

Up to 6 months without a visa

Japan

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Kenya

-

Can be obtained on arrival

Korea

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Laos

YES

15 day visa can be obtained on arrival

Madagascar

YES

90 day visa can be obtained on arrival

Malawi

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Malaysia

-

Up to 2 months without a visa

Maldives

YES

30 day visa can be issued on arrival

Mexico

-

Up to 180 days without a visa

Mongolia

YES

Pre arranged travel itinerary compulsory

Morocco

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

Myanmar

YES

Pre arranged travel itinerary compulsory

Namibia

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

Nepal

YES

Obtained on arrival, 30 days $30.

New Zealand

-

Up to 6 months without a visa. If working,
a 1 year working visa is required.

Paraguay

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Peru

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Philippines

-

Up to 59 days without a visa

Tahiti

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

Qatar

YES

Sponsor required

Russia

YES

Pre arranged travel itinerary compulsory

Western Samoa

-

Up to 30 days without a visa

Singapore

-

Up to 14 days without visa (extendable)

South Africa

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Sri Lanka

YES

30 day visa available on arrival

Surinam

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Taiwan

YES

15 and 30 day visas available on arrival

Tanzania

-

Can be obtained on arrival

Thailand

-

Up to 30 days without a visa

Tonga

-

Up to 30 days without a visa

Uganda

YES

Single / multiple entry obtainable on arrival

U.A.E

-

Up to 60 days without a visa

Uruguay

-

Up to 3 months without a visa

U.S.A

-

Up to 90 days without a visa. However, you
must apply for an ESTA before you travel.

Venezuela

-

Up to 90 days without a visa

Vietnam

YES

Passport photo also required on arrival

Zambia

YES

Or arranged on arrival with 3 photos

Zimbabwe

-

Up to 3 months without a visa


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