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 Territory Visa Required for Official Passport? Additional Security Trainings Required?
(By Calendar Year)
Afghanistan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Albania No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Algeria Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Andorra Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Angola Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Antigua and Barbuda No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Argentina Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Armenia Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Aruba No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Australia Yes - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is needed No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Austria No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Azerbaijan Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Bahamas No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bahrain Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bangladesh Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Barbados No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Belarus Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Belgium No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Belize No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Benin Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bermuda No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bhutan Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bolivia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Bosnia-Herzegovina No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Botswana No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Brazil Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Brunei Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Bulgaria Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Burkina Faso Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Burma (Myanmar) Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Burundi Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cabo Verde Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cambodia Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Cameroon Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Canada No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cayman Islands No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Central African Republic Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Chad Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Chile Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
China Yes - must apply in person at the Embassy of China, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the Embassy No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Colombia No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Comoros Islands Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, Democratic Republic Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, Republic Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cook Islands No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Costa Rica No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cote D'Ivoire Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Croatia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Cuba Yes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Curacao No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Cyprus No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Czech Republic No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Denmark No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Djibouti Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Dominica No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Dominican Republic Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Ecuador Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Egypt Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
El Salvador No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Equatorial Guinea No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Eritrea Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Estonia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Ethiopia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Fiji No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Finland No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
France Yes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of France No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
French Guiana Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
French Polynesia Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Gabon Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Gambia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Georgia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Germany No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Ghana Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Gibraltar No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Greece Yes - must apply in person at the Embassy of Greece, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the Embassy No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Grenada No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guadeloupe Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guatemala No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guinea Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guinea-Bissau Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Guyana No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Haiti Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Holy See No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Honduras No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Hong Kong No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Hungary No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Iceland No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
India Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Indonesia Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Iran TRAVEL NOT ALLOWED TRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
Iraq Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Ireland No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Israel Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Italy No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Jamaica No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Japan Yes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of Japan No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Jordan Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Kazakhstan Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Kenya Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Kiribati Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Korea (North) TRAVEL NOT ALLOWED TRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
Korea (South) Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Kosovo No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Kuwait Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Kyrgyz Republic Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Laos Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Latvia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Lebanon Yes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Lesotho No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Liberia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Libya Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Liechtenstein No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Lithuania No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Luxembourg No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Macau No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Macedonia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Madagascar Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Malawi Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Malaysia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Maldives No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Mali Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Malta No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Marshall Islands No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Martinique Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Mauritania Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Mauritius No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Mexico No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Micronesia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Moldova No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Monaco Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Mongolia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Montenegro No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Morocco No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Mozambique Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Namibia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Nauru Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Nepal Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Netherlands No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Netherlands Antilles No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
New Zealand No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Nicaragua No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Niger Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Nigeria Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Niue No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Norfolk Island Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Norway No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Oman Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Pakistan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Palau No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Panama No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Papua New Guinea Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Paraguay Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Peru Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Philippines No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Poland No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Portugal No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Qatar Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Romania No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Russia Yes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Rwanda Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Samoa No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
San Marino No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Sao Tome and Principe Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Saudi Arabia Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Senegal No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Serbia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Seychelles No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Sierra Leone Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Singapore No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Slovak No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Slovenia No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Solomon Islands No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Somalia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
South Africa No - must have 2 completely blank visa pages upon entry Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
South Sudan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Spain Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Sri Lanka Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Kitts and Nevis No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Lucia No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Martin No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Pierre Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
St. Vincent No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Sudan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Suriname Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Swaziland No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Sweden No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Switzerland No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Syria Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Taiwan No - personal passport must be used No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Tajikistan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Tanzania Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Thailand Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Timor-Leste Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Togo Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Tonga No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Trinidad and Tobago No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Tunisia No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Turkey Yes - visa required No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Turkmenistan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Tuvalu No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Uganda Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Ukraine No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
United Arab Emirates Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
United Kingdom No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Uruguay Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Uzbekistan Yes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Vanuatu No No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Venezuela Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Vietnam Yes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel No - HTSOS or FACT not required in 2018
Yes in 2019
Virgin Islands (British) No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
West Indies (British) No Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Yemen Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Zambia Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required
Zimbabwe Yes - visa required Yes - HTSOS or FACT required

 

Page last updated: January 12, 2018

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