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

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 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 NIH Counter Threat Trainings for Foreign Travel.

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

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A

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
AfghanistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travelCTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AlbaniaNoCTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AlgeriaYes - visa requiredCTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AndorraYes - visa requiredCTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AngolaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Antigua and BarbudaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ArgentinaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ArmeniaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ArubaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AustraliaYes - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is needed CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AustriaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
AzerbaijanYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

B

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
BahamasNo CTAT/CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BahrainYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BangladeshYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BarbadosNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BelarusYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BelgiumNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BelizeNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BeninYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BermudaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BhutanYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BoliviaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Bosnia-HerzegovinaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BotswanaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BrazilYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BruneiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BulgariaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Burkina FasoYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Burma (Myanmar)Yes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
BurundiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

C

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
Cabo VerdeYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CambodiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CameroonYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CanadaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Cayman IslandsNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Central African RepublicYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ChadYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ChileYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ChinaYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of China, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the Embassy CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ColombiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Comoros IslandsYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, Democratic RepublicYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Congo, RepublicYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Cook IslandsNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Costa RicaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Cote D'IvoireYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CroatiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CubaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CuracaoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
CyprusNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Czech RepublicNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

D

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
DenmarkNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
DjiboutiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
DominicaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Dominican RepublicYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

E

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
EcuadorYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
EgyptYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
El SalvadorNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Equatorial GuineaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
EritreaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
EstoniaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
EthiopiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

F

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
FijiNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
FinlandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
FranceYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of France CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
French GuianaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
French PolynesiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

G

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
GabonYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GambiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GeorgiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GermanyNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GhanaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GibraltarNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GreeceYes - must apply in person at the Embassy of Greece, request requirements from FIC before submitting visa application to the Embassy CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GrenadaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GuadeloupeYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GuatemalaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GuineaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Guinea-BissauYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
GuyanaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

H

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
HaitiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Holy SeeNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
HondurasNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Hong KongNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
HungaryNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

I

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
IcelandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
IndiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
IndonesiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
IranTRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
IraqYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
IrelandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
IsraelYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ItalyNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

J

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
JamaicaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
JapanYes - official passport must be signed before submitting visa application to the Embassy of Japan CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
JordanYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

K

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
KazakhstanYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
KenyaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
KiribatiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Korea (North)TRAVEL NOT ALLOWEDTRAVEL NOT ALLOWED
Korea (South)Yes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
KosovoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
KuwaitYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Kyrgyz RepublicYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

L

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
LaosYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LatviaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LebanonYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LesothoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LiberiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LibyaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LiechtensteinNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LithuaniaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
LuxembourgNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

M

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
MacauNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MacedoniaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MadagascarYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MalawiYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MalaysiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MaldivesNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MaliYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MaltaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Marshall IslandsNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MartiniqueYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MauritaniaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MauritiusNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MexicoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MicronesiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MoldovaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MonacoYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MongoliaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MontenegroNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MoroccoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
MozambiqueYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

N

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
NamibiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NauruYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NepalYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NetherlandsNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Netherlands AntillesNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
New ZealandYes - Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is needed CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NicaraguaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NigerYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NigeriaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NiueNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Norfolk IslandYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
NorwayNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

O

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
OmanYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

P

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
PakistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PalauNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PanamaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Papua New GuineaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ParaguayYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PeruYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PhilippinesNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PolandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
PortugalNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

Q

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
QatarYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

R

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
RomaniaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
RussiaYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
RwandaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

S

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
SamoaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
San MarinoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Sao Tome and PrincipeYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Saudi ArabiaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SenegalNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SerbiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SeychellesNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Sierra LeoneYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SingaporeNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SlovakNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SloveniaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Solomon IslandsNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SomaliaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
South AfricaNo - must have 2 completely blank visa pages upon entry CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
South SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SpainYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Sri LankaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
St. Kitts and NevisNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
St. LuciaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
St. MartinNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
St. PierreYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
St. VincentNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SudanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SurinameYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SwazilandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SwedenNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SwitzerlandNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
SyriaYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

T

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
TaiwanNo - personal passport must be used CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TajikistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TanzaniaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ThailandYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Timor-LesteYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TogoYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TongaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Trinidad and TobagoNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TunisiaNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TurkeyYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TurkmenistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
TuvaluNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

U

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
UgandaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
UkraineNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
United Arab EmiratesYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
United KingdomNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
UruguayYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
UzbekistanYes - request requirements from FIC 60 to 90 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

V

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
VanuatuNo CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
VenezuelaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
VietnamYes - request requirements from FIC 90 to 120 days before travel CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
Virgin Islands (British)No CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

W

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
West Indies (British)No CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

Y

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
YemenYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

Z

Country or TerritoryVisa Required for Official Passport? Security Training(s) Required?
ZambiaYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required
ZimbabweYes - visa required CTAT/HTSOS or FACT required

Updated March 23, 2022