Are you craving an easy, international getaway minus the hassle of having to take or mail your passport to an embassy to get a mandatory tourist visa?
Or have you been contemplating a budget trip around the world—gypsy-ing from one country to the next, for weeks or months at a time?
A great way to save precious dollars on tourist visa fees, which can range from around $15 to $150+, is to zig zag to countries that are free and hassle-free to enter.
Here’s Part 1 of our roundup of 50 popular, wanderlusty countries that are free to enter for tourists with a U.S., Canadian, U.K. or Australian passport.
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With turquoise seas, lush vistas and spicy cuisine, it’s easy to see why the Caribbean is a popular destination for Americans and Canadians.
Whether arriving by plane or cruise, you can enter St. Kitts and Nevis for free for up to 90 days.
Americans and Canadians can beach bum in Jamaica or the British Virgin Islands for an awesome 6 months.
Americans, Canadians and Brits can stay in the Bahamas for a whopping 8 months! Aussies, 90 days.
Africa + Arabia
Voluptuous sand dunes, vivacious souks, ancient ruins and breathtaking wildlife await all those brave enough to journey off-the-beaten path to Africa and Arabia.
Asia + Pacifica
From the shogun castles of Japan to the overwater bungalows that dot the seas of French Polynesia, Asia and the Pacific Islands are a wanderluster’s delight.