Are you aware that with British passport, you can travel to these over 180 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL? There are a number of countries that require that British Citizens secure visa before they are allowed into the country. This commonly leads to endless paperwork, unplanned spending and endless formalities.

However, it is necessary that you are aware that British citizens have access to 186 countries and territories either visa free or visa would be issued on arrival. This ranks the British passport 1st in the world together with Finnish, German, Swedish and the US passports and being a member of the European union has made a significant contribution to this ranking. This benefit also cuts across other EU member countries as 9 out of the top 10 countries in this ranking are EU memberswith Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands joining the top 3 countries with only the United States basically representing the rest of the world. The Citizens of all these 10 countries can travel to over 170 other countries around the world visa-free.

Before you travel, it is advisable that you check with the embassy of any country close to the time of your travel as travel requirements change constantly. Nonetheless, as of today, here is a comprehensive list of countries for which no prior visa arrangement is needed for entry if you have a British passport:

Countries British Can Travel to Without Visa

Albania – 90 days

Germany – Freedom of movement

Dominica – 6 months

Malawi – 90 days

Portugal – Freedom of movement

Andorra

Hungary – Freedom of movement

Vatican City

New Zealand and territories – 6 months

Macedonia – 90 days

Tunisia – 3 months

Antigua and Barbuda – 6 months

Argentina – 90 days

Dominican Republic – 90 days

Armenia – 180 days

Austria –  Freedom of movement

Venezuela – 90 days

Bahamas – 8 months

Honduras – 3 months

Ecuador – 90 days

Greece – Freedom of movement

Nicaragua – 90 days

Malaysia – 3 months

Barbados –  6 months

Belgium – Freedom of movement

Belize – 1 month

Grenada – 6 months

Tuvalu – 1 month

Poland –  Freedom of movement

Iceland – Freedom of movement

Bolivia – 90 days

El Salvador – 3 months

Finland – Freedom of movement

Guatemala – 90 days

Italy – Freedom of movement

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 90 days

Philippines – 30 days

Botswana – 90 days

Estonia – Freedom of movement

Brazil – 90 days

Nicaragua – 90 days

Brunei – 90 days

Mongolia – 30 days

Norway – Freedom of movement

Namibia – 3 months

Japan – 90 days extendible once

Fiji – 4 months

Bulgaria – Freedom of movement

Canada – 6 months

Chile – 90 days

Montenegro – 90 days

Jamaica – 30 days

Peru – 183 days

France and territories – Freedom of movement

Kyrgyzstan – 60 days

Colombia – 180 days

Switzerland – Freedom of movement

Costa Rica – 90 days

Israel – 3 months

Laos – 30 days

Gambia – 90 days

Croatia – Freedom of movement

Guyana – 3 months

Cyprus – Freedom of movement

Panama – 180 days

Latvia – Freedom of movement

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month

Georgia – 90 days within 180 days

Luxembourg – Freedom of movement

Kiribati – 30 days

Czech Republic – Freedom of movement

Mexico – 180 days

Serbia – 90 days

Netherlands and territories – Freedom of movement

Lithuania – Freedom of movement

Haiti – 90 days

Samoa – 90 days

Spain – Freedom of movement

Denmark and territories – Freedom of movement

Paraguay – 90 days

Micronesia – 30 days

Saint Lucia – 6 weeks

Ireland – Freedom of movement

Kazakhstan – 15 days as part of the no-visa pilot program

Moldova – 90 days

South Africa – 90 days

Romania – Freedom of movement

Ukraine – 90 days

Thailand – 30 days

United Arab Emirates – 30 days

San Marino –

South Korea – 90 days

Slovakia – Freedom of movement

Swaziland – 30 days

Mauritius – 90 days

Lesotho – 14 days

Trinidad and Tobago – 30 days

Liechtenstein – Freedom of movement

Malta – Freedom of movement

Monaco

Sweden – Freedom of movement

United States –

Morocco – 90 days

New Zealand and territories – 90 days

Slovenia – Freedom of movement

Rwanda – 90 days

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 months

Tonga – 31 days

Uruguay – 90 days

Vanuatu – 30 days

Greenland – Visa not required

Puerto Rico – Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years.

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Sint Maarten – 3 months

Turks and Caicos Islands – 90 days

South Ossetia – Visa free. Multiple entry visa to Russia and three day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia

Phú Quốc — can visit without a visa for up to 30 days

Montserrat – 6 months, unless connection with Montserrat, in which case you can have access to right of abode

Transnistria – Visa free. Registration required after 24h

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara controlled territory) – up to 3 month

Anguilla – 3 months

Kish Island – Visitors to Kish Island do not require a visa

Macao – Visa not required for 6 months

New Caledonia – 3 months

Northern Mariana Islands

Wallis and Futuna

Palestine – Visa not required. Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed

Taiwan – Visa not required for 90 days

Pitcairn Islands – 14 days and landing fee of 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.

Bermuda – 21 days (extendable)

Hong Kong – 180 days

Aruba – Visa not required for 30 days

Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba – Visa not required for 3 months

Curacao – Visa not required for 3 months

U.S. Virgin Islands – Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 years

Cook Islands – 31 days

British Virgin Islands – 1 month (extendable)

Cayman Islands – 6 months

French Polynesia

Guam – Visa not required under the Visa Waiver Program, for 90 days on arrival from overseas for 2 year

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus – Visa free access for 3 months. Passport required

Faroe Islands – Visa not required

Kosovo – Visa free for 90 days

Below are more countries that offer less restrictions to British citizens for travel. All the listed countries in this section would allow you to travel without a visa however, most of the countries in this section would preferably issue a visa on arrival. This removes the hassles and delays involved in securing visa before travel as the visas are almost always granted once you have a genuine reason and as mentioned earlier, it is imperative that you check with the country’s immigration close to the time of your travel as visa policies change frequently.

Visa on Arrival

Indonesia – 30 days

Jordan

Bahrain – 3 months

Togo – 7 days

Djibouti

Zimbabwe – 3 months

Kuwait – 3 months

Lebanon – 3 months. Not available at all entry points

Guinea-Bissau – 90 days

Timor-Leste – 30 days. Not available at all entry points.

Egypt  -30 days

Uganda

Nauru – Free visa

Qatar – 1 month

Tajikistan – 45 days

Oman – 3 months

Solomon Islands – 3 months. Free of charge

Bangladesh – 30 days

Zambia – 90 days

Marshall Islands – 90 days free of charge

Ethiopia

Nepal – 90 days

Singapore – 90 days

Somalia – 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.

Maldives – 30 days

Madagascar – 90 days

Kenya – 3 months

Burkina Faso – 1 month

Burundi – 30 days

Cambodia – 30 days. Visa is also obtainable online.

Comoros

Cape Verde

Laos – 30 days

Mali

Suriname – 90 days

Mauritania

Palau – 30 days

Papua New Guinea – 60 days

Seychelles – 1 month

Tanzania

Niue — Visa on arrival valid for 30 days is issued free of charge

Saint Helena — Entry Permit (£25) for 183 days is issued on arriva

Somaliland