Beautiful Countries to Visit Without a Visa*
Let’s face it, not everyone out there is fortunate enough to have a highly ranked passport with extended visa-free access. So planning your dream vacation can potentially turn into a bureaucratic nightmare when faced with the hurdles of visa applications and costs. However you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that there are some amazing and beautiful destinations out there where you either don’t require an entry visa, or you can simply land and get one on arrival… Let’s check them out, shall we?
A beautiful and geographically diverse country, with amazing and rugged natural beauty. It is also the most indigenous country in the Americas, with 60% of its population being of pure Native American ancestry.
Off the coast of Africa, this 10-island archipelago is famous for its creole hospitality, its own blend of ethnic music, unspoiled white sand beaches and plenty of mountains which make it ideal for hiking.
Located in the south Pacific, in Polynesia to be exact, these 15 fascinating islands are rich with native Polynesian culture, dense jungles, white sandy beaches, coffee plantations and are the perfect place to experience traditional tribal island life.
A volcanic Caribbean island with a spectacular natural beauty, dotted with natural parks, lava craters, thermal sulfur lakes and gorgeous waterfalls. It’s kind of a hidden gem, so don’t expect to see many tourists.
The most bio diverse country in the world, it boasts a pacific coastline that’s also a surfer’s paradise, several UNESCO world heritage sites, and of course the world famous Galapagos Islands.
An ancient culture with a bohemian vibe, coupled with fantastic mountains and green valleys dotted with vineyards, makes this little stretch of land a hiker/wine buff’s paradise.
A rich history and culture, that’s more African than Caribbean due to the slave trade of past centuries, and a vibrant music and art scene are the main attractions here. Add a couple of pristine beaches to the mix and you’ve got a complete package. (not for the faint-hearted)
Located just a few kilometers west of Hong Kong, Macau is often referred to as “the Vegas of the east” due to its relaxed laws on gambling, and it’s a fascinating mix of Chinese culture and Portuguese influence being an ex-colony.
Home of a cute little creature called the Lemur, Madagascar is a dream destination for nature and outdoor lovers with a unique mix of plants and animals, found nowhere else in the world as well as plenty of beaches and rainforests to go around.
Comprising of one of the world’s largest collection of islands (over 600), Micronesia is an absolute heavy-weight when it comes to diving and snorkeling, it boasts incredible underwater formations and a richly diverse marine life, with an abundance of rare fish, jelly-fish and corals.
The land of temples and Buddhism, it’s very diverse geographically with a large collection of peaks, including the world’s tallest… mighty Mount Everest, located on the border with Tibet.
Located in a region of the Pacific called Polynesia, It’s everything an island paradise should be, dotted with blue lagoons, amazing crystal clear beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and lush rainforests.
Postcard-like stunning landscapes, amazing treks, boat excursions, marine parks and natural reserves make this archipelago the perfect place for Eco-tourism.
Active volcanoes, giant trees, beautiful cascades, outstanding beaches and an amazing ancient tribal culture just waiting to be explored.
So if you’re interested in factoring any of the above in your future travel plans, keep in mind that you can simply wake up one morning, purchase a plane ticket and set off on your journey without the need to make any prior visa arrangements. Isn’t that just awesome?!
*Applicable for most nationalities according to recent data. Before you travel, it is necessary that you contact the embassy or consulate of your destination country to confirm its visa regulations, since visa and immigration policies change frequently.
**For VOA (visa on arrival) visitors might be asked to show return flight tickets, proof of hotel reservations, evidence of sufficient funds to cover their stay, passport sized photographs, and cash in local currency to cover the cost of the visa.