NIH Employee Chart of Visa and Training Requirements by Country or Territory

Page last updated: January 12, 2018

Consult the following chart to determine:

  • If you need a visa to travel to a particular country. This information applies only to official and diplomatic U.S. passports. It does not apply to U.S. personal passports, or to passports issued by other countries.
  • If you are required to attend additional security trainings required by the U.S. Department of State for foreign travel. Some requirements are immediate; requirements for travel to some countries will be phased in over time. The chart currently reflects requirements for 2018, and will be updated annually as training requirements are phased in by region. Access details on requirements for High Threat Security and Foreign Affairs Counter Threat Trainings.

When in doubt, please contact your Fogarty International Center International Travel Program Specialist.

 

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport?Additional Security Trainings Required?
(By Calendar Year)
AfghanistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
AlbaniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
AlgeriaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
AndorraYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
AngolaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Antigua and BarbudaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ArgentinaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ArmeniaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
ArubaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
AustraliaYes - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is neededNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
AustriaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
AzerbaijanYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BahamasNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BahrainYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BangladeshYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BarbadosNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BelarusYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BelgiumNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BelizeNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BeninYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BermudaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BhutanYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BoliviaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bosnia-HerzegovinaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BotswanaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BrazilYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
BruneiYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BulgariaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Burkina FasoYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Burma (Myanmar)Yes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
BurundiYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cabo VerdeYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
CambodiaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
CameroonYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
CanadaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cayman IslandsNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Central African RepublicYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ChadYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ChileYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ChinaYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of China, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the EmbassyNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
ColombiaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Comoros IslandsYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, Democratic RepublicYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, RepublicYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cook IslandsNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Costa RicaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cote D'IvoireYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
CroatiaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
CubaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
CuracaoNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
CyprusNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Czech RepublicNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
DenmarkNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
DjiboutiYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
DominicaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Dominican RepublicYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
EcuadorYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
EgyptYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
El SalvadorNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Equatorial GuineaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
EritreaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
EstoniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
EthiopiaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
FijiNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
FinlandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
FranceYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of FranceNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
French GuianaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
French PolynesiaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
GabonYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GambiaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GeorgiaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
GermanyNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
GhanaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GibraltarNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
GreeceYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of Greece, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the EmbassyNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
GrenadaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GuadeloupeYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GuatemalaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GuineaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guinea-BissauYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
GuyanaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
HaitiYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Holy SeeNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
HondurasNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Hong KongNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
HungaryNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
IcelandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
IndiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
IndonesiaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
IranTRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
IraqYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
IrelandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
IsraelYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ItalyNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
JamaicaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
JapanYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of JapanNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
JordanYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
KazakhstanYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
KenyaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
KiribatiYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Korea (North)TRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
Korea (South)Yes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
KosovoNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
KuwaitYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Kyrgyz RepublicYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
LaosYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
LatviaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
LebanonYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
LesothoNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
LiberiaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
LibyaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
LiechtensteinNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
LithuaniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
LuxembourgNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MacauNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MacedoniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MadagascarYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MalawiYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MalaysiaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MaldivesNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MaliYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MaltaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Marshall IslandsNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MartiniqueYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MauritaniaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MauritiusNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MexicoNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MicronesiaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MoldovaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MonacoYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MongoliaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MontenegroNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
MoroccoNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
MozambiqueYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NamibiaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NauruYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
NepalYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NetherlandsNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Netherlands AntillesNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
New ZealandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
NicaraguaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NigerYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NigeriaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
NiueNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Norfolk IslandYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
NorwayNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
OmanYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
PakistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
PalauNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
PanamaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Papua New GuineaYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
ParaguayYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
PeruYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
PhilippinesNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
PolandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
PortugalNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
QatarYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
RomaniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
RussiaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
RwandaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SamoaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
San MarinoNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Sao Tome and PrincipeYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Saudi ArabiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SenegalNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SerbiaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SeychellesNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
Sierra LeoneYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SingaporeNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SlovakNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SloveniaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Solomon IslandsNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SomaliaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
South AfricaNo - must have 2 completely blank visa pages upon entryYes - HTSOS or FACT required
South SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SpainYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Sri LankaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Kitts and NevisNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. LuciaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. MartinNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. PierreYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. VincentNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SurinameYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SwazilandNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
SwedenNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SwitzerlandNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
SyriaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TaiwanNo - personal passport must be usedNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
TajikistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TanzaniaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ThailandYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Timor-LesteYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
TogoYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TongaNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Trinidad and TobagoNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TunisiaNoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TurkeyYes - visa requiredNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
TurkmenistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
TuvaluNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
UgandaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
UkraineNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
United Arab EmiratesYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
United KingdomNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
UruguayYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
UzbekistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelYes - HTSOS or FACT required
VanuatuNoNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
VenezuelaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
VietnamYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelNo - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Virgin Islands (British)NoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
West Indies (British)NoYes - HTSOS or FACT required
YemenYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ZambiaYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required
ZimbabweYes - visa requiredYes - HTSOS or FACT required

 

Page last updated: January 12, 2018​

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