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

Page last updated: February 25, 2019

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. This requirement has been phased in over time and, as of January 1, 2019, applies to all official travel. 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 travelHTSOS or FACT required
AlbaniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
AlgeriaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
AndorraYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
AngolaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Antigua and BarbudaNoHTSOS or FACT required
ArgentinaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ArmeniaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ArubaNoHTSOS or FACT required
AustraliaYes - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is neededHTSOS or FACT required
AustriaNoHTSOS or FACT required
AzerbaijanYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BahamasNoHTSOS or FACT required
BahrainYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BangladeshYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BarbadosNoHTSOS or FACT required
BelarusYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BelgiumNoHTSOS or FACT required
BelizeNoHTSOS or FACT required
BeninYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BermudaNoHTSOS or FACT required
BhutanYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BoliviaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Bosnia-HerzegovinaNoHTSOS or FACT required
BotswanaNoHTSOS or FACT required
BrazilYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BruneiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BulgariaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Burkina FasoYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Burma (Myanmar)Yes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
BurundiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Cabo VerdeYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
CambodiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
CameroonYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
CanadaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Cayman IslandsNoHTSOS or FACT required
Central African RepublicYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ChadYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ChileYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ChinaYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of China, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the EmbassyHTSOS or FACT required
ColombiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Comoros IslandsYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Congo, Democratic RepublicYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Congo, RepublicYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Cook IslandsNoHTSOS or FACT required
Costa RicaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Cote D'IvoireYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
CroatiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
CubaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
CuracaoNoHTSOS or FACT required
CyprusNoHTSOS or FACT required
Czech RepublicNoHTSOS or FACT required
DenmarkNoHTSOS or FACT required
DjiboutiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
DominicaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Dominican RepublicYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
EcuadorYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
EgyptYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
El SalvadorNoHTSOS or FACT required
Equatorial GuineaNoHTSOS or FACT required
EritreaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
EstoniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
EthiopiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
FijiNoHTSOS or FACT required
FinlandNoHTSOS or FACT required
FranceYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of FranceHTSOS or FACT required
French GuianaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
French PolynesiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GabonYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GambiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GeorgiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
GermanyNoHTSOS or FACT required
GhanaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GibraltarNoHTSOS or FACT required
GreeceYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of Greece, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the EmbassyHTSOS or FACT required
GrenadaNoHTSOS or FACT required
GuadeloupeYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GuatemalaNoHTSOS or FACT required
GuineaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Guinea-BissauYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
GuyanaNoHTSOS or FACT required
HaitiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Holy SeeNoHTSOS or FACT required
HondurasNoHTSOS or FACT required
Hong KongNoHTSOS or FACT required
HungaryNoHTSOS or FACT required
IcelandNoHTSOS or FACT required
IndiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
IndonesiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
IranTRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
IraqYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
IrelandNoHTSOS or FACT required
IsraelYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ItalyNoHTSOS or FACT required
JamaicaNoHTSOS or FACT required
JapanYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of JapanHTSOS or FACT required
JordanYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
KazakhstanYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
KenyaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
KiribatiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Korea (North)TRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
Korea (South)Yes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
KosovoNoHTSOS or FACT required
KuwaitYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Kyrgyz RepublicYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
LaosYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
LatviaNoHTSOS or FACT required
LebanonYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
LesothoNoHTSOS or FACT required
LiberiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
LibyaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
LiechtensteinNoHTSOS or FACT required
LithuaniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
LuxembourgNoHTSOS or FACT required
MacauNoHTSOS or FACT required
MacedoniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
MadagascarYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MalawiYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MalaysiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
MaldivesNoHTSOS or FACT required
MaliYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MaltaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Marshall IslandsNoHTSOS or FACT required
MartiniqueYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MauritaniaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MauritiusNoHTSOS or FACT required
MexicoNoHTSOS or FACT required
MicronesiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
MoldovaNoHTSOS or FACT required
MonacoYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
MongoliaNoHTSOS or FACT required
MontenegroNoHTSOS or FACT required
MoroccoNoHTSOS or FACT required
MozambiqueYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NamibiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NauruYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NepalYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NetherlandsNoHTSOS or FACT required
Netherlands AntillesNoHTSOS or FACT required
New ZealandNoHTSOS or FACT required
NicaraguaNoHTSOS or FACT required
NigerYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NigeriaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NiueNoHTSOS or FACT required
Norfolk IslandYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
NorwayNoHTSOS or FACT required
OmanYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
PakistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
PalauNoHTSOS or FACT required
PanamaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Papua New GuineaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ParaguayYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
PeruYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
PhilippinesNoHTSOS or FACT required
PolandNoHTSOS or FACT required
PortugalNoHTSOS or FACT required
QatarYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
RomaniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
RussiaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
RwandaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
SamoaNoHTSOS or FACT required
San MarinoNoHTSOS or FACT required
Sao Tome and PrincipeYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Saudi ArabiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
SenegalNoHTSOS or FACT required
SerbiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
SeychellesNoHTSOS or FACT required
Sierra LeoneYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
SingaporeNoHTSOS or FACT required
SlovakNoHTSOS or FACT required
SloveniaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Solomon IslandsNoHTSOS or FACT required
SomaliaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
South AfricaNo - must have 2 completely blank visa pages upon entryHTSOS or FACT required
South SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
SpainYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Sri LankaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
St. Kitts and NevisNoHTSOS or FACT required
St. LuciaNoHTSOS or FACT required
St. MartinNoHTSOS or FACT required
St. PierreYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
St. VincentNoHTSOS or FACT required
SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
SurinameYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
SwazilandNoHTSOS or FACT required
SwedenNoHTSOS or FACT required
SwitzerlandNoHTSOS or FACT required
SyriaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
TaiwanNo - personal passport must be usedHTSOS or FACT required
TajikistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
TanzaniaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ThailandYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
Timor-LesteYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
TogoYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
TongaNoHTSOS or FACT required
Trinidad and TobagoNoHTSOS or FACT required
TunisiaNoHTSOS or FACT required
TurkeyYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
TurkmenistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
TuvaluNoHTSOS or FACT required
UgandaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
UkraineNoHTSOS or FACT required
United Arab EmiratesYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
United KingdomNoHTSOS or FACT required
UruguayYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
UzbekistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
VanuatuNoHTSOS or FACT required
VenezuelaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
VietnamYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travelHTSOS or FACT required
Virgin Islands (British)NoHTSOS or FACT required
West Indies (British)NoHTSOS or FACT required
YemenYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ZambiaYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required
ZimbabweYes - visa requiredHTSOS or FACT required

 

Page last updated: February 25, 2019