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 2 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. View Part 1 >
The European Union is one of the best things to happen for budget travellers—minus the lousy Euro exchange rate.
With your passport, you can freely enter 26 countries for up to 90 days total, in a 180-day period.
These 26 countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany (pictured above), Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Home to the world largest rainforest and second largest coral reef, Latin America is a nature lover’s dream, where you can gaze upon mysterious ruins and indulge in gourmet coffee fresh from the field.
Additionally, for 90 days, you can hang out with gauchos in Argentina (pictured at top) and toucans in Costa Rica (pictured above).
Or, if scuba and snorkeling are more your speed, you can spend 30 days exploring Belize’s gorgeous coral reefs.
- Visa requirements and fees are subject to change. Be sure to check each country’s embassy website for the latest requirements before you book and before you depart on your trip.
- Many of these countries—in Africa, Asia and Latin America, especially—require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry if you’ve been to and/or transited through a country with a high risk for yellow fever contraction.