Tourist Visas Around The World

February 19, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

The Economist looked at tourist visas and the varying legal regimes that country’s employ:

  • In general poorer countries charge the most for travel visas.
  • Some countries such as Bhutan and Sudan appear to prefer that all tourists stay out.
  • Others target specific groups. Chinese people visiting Britain need to fill out a 10 page form with biometric information in English. This keeps them away, robbing the country of ¬£2.8 billion a year.
  • Those with an American, British or Danish passport are the luckiest. They can go to over 166 countries without a visa.
  • Afghans have it the worst. They are only allowed visa-free travel to 21 countries. None of them have direct flight connections from Kabul.

Read more about how Sierra Leone’s tourist visa system compares to Gambia’s, how much the average Chinese tourist spends, why some countries charge America “reciprocity charges”, and more over here.

Source: The Economist