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Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 11:51 AM

Travel restrictions based on country of origin
 
I know Americans cannot travel to countries, that say, a Brit can. But even Brit's are restricted from some nations. Is there a country who's residents can travel freely throughout the world?


If there isn't one, what country has the least trouble? What countries residents can get into (and out of) Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Kuwait, Libya, Egypt, The 'Stans, yet still be able to get into the US, Australia, all of Europe, Russia etc? Does such a place exist?

Pecha72 12-22-2012 12:04 PM

What countries are those, that Americans cannot travel to? I know that getting a visa for Iran, for example, can be quite tough for some nationalities at the moment.

My Finnish passport should get me visas to all countries you listed, except maybe Saudi-Arabia. Do you plan to change citizenship? :lol3

catweasel67 12-22-2012 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Pecha72 (Post 20308516)
What countries are those, that Americans cannot travel to? I know that getting a visa for Iran, for example, can be quite tough for some nationalities at the moment.

My Finnish passport should get me visas to all countries you listed, except maybe Saudi-Arabia. Do you plan to change citizenship? :lol3

google ftw

http://www.rediff.com/business/slide...s/20111223.htm

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Pecha72 (Post 20308516)
. Do you plan to change citizenship? :lol3

Maybe! :evil

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by catweasel67 (Post 20308531)

Your googlefu far surpasses mine! I looked for about 20 minutes without finding anything useful before posting here. Thank you!

catweasel67 12-22-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Sp4Mike (Post 20308549)
Your googlefu far surpasses mine! I looked for about 20 minutes without finding anything useful before posting here. Thank you!


Search criteria "whcih country has the least travel restrictions?"

:p

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 12:23 PM

Denmark, Sweden, and Finland #1? Am I reading that right? They have 173 countries that you can travel to without a visa? That seems strange.

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Note: The score means the number of countries citizens of that country can travel to without a visa.

catweasel67 12-22-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sp4Mike (Post 20308605)
Denmark, Sweden, and Finland #1? Am I reading that right? They have 173 countries that you can travel to without a visa? That seems strange.

Without visiting every country's foreign office website it's hard to say but it sounds about right. I was surprised to see Germany ranked so highly though :p


It's also worth remembering that there's roughly 200 (the number varies depending on who you talk to) countries so if the ones you want to visit are the 27 with restrictions.....

I also suspect that war/civil unrest zones cause more restrictions than visa requirements.

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by catweasel67 (Post 20308657)
I also suspect that war/civil unrest zones cause more restrictions than visa requirements.


Good point.

ferals5 12-22-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Sp4Mike (Post 20308468)
I know Americans cannot travel to countries, that say, a Brit can. But even Brit's are restricted from some nations. Is there a country who's residents can travel freely throughout the world?


If there isn't one, what country has the least trouble? What countries residents can get into (and out of) Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Kuwait, Libya, Egypt, The 'Stans, yet still be able to get into the US, Australia, all of Europe, Russia etc? Does such a place exist?

I'm not sure I'd wish to travel some of those countries...risk out weighs benefit for me. There's still a lot of the world to visit that has minimal risk attached.

http://smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/

Looking forward to reading your middle east RR :wink:





dammit..now where's my passport....

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ferals5 (Post 20308756)

Looking forward to reading your middle east RR :wink:

Years in the future my friend. I will go back to Iraq though. Other then people sometimes trying to kill me, it was a beautiful place with some pretty cool people and awesome history.

ferals5 12-22-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Sp4Mike (Post 20308797)
Years in the future my friend. I will go back to Iraq though. Other then people sometimes trying to kill me, it was a beautiful place with some pretty cool people and awesome history.

I'm also facinated by Mesopotamien history... but people trying to kill me would turn me off :eek1 and that's a shame.

Good luck finding the 'perfect' passport country...









oh hang on...I'm already there. :ricky

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 01:53 PM

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oh hang on...I'm already there. :ricky

Funny you say that as I'm reading Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot with all his troubles with Iran! Not sure if he had a British or Aussie passport though.

ferals5 12-22-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Sp4Mike (Post 20309042)
Funny you say that as I'm reading Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot with all his troubles with Iran! Not sure if he had a British or Aussie passport though.

Not sure what Nathan has...been awhile since I read it. Don't think it would make much difference :D

Sp4Mike 12-22-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ferals5 (Post 20309065)
Don't think it would make much difference :D

You are probably right. Stupid governments and their squabbling.


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