Do I need a visa? | List of countries requiring a tourist visa

So you’ve just booked an overseas holiday, or you’re at least pretty set on where you’re travelling to? The next question you should be asking yourself is “Do I need a visa?” Being aware of a country’s entry requirements before you jump on your flight is essential. Otherwise, you could be stuck between an airport interrogation room and a hard place. To save you pouring through hundreds of websites full of misinformation, we’ve put together a list with all the basic info you need.

Country

Visa required?

Cost

More info

Argentina No visa required for up to 3 months
Austria No visa required for up to 3 months
Bahamas No visa required for up to 3 months
Belgium No visa required for up to 90 days
Brazil Yes, e-Visa required – obtain before arrival $44.24 USD
Cambodia Yes, 30-day tourist visa required. e-Visas accepted at select airports. $ 36 USD
Canada Yes, Electronic Travel Authrorisation (eTA) required – obtain before arrival. $7 CAD
China Yes, tourist visa required. Transit visas also required in some provinces. $109.50 AUD
Cook Islands No visa required for up to 31 days
Croatia No visa required for up to 90 days
Denmark No visa required for up to 3 months
Egypt Yes, visas may be obtained online or on arrival and must be paid in US Dollars or Euros. $25 USD
Fiji No visa required for up to 4 months
France No visa required for up to 90 days
French Polynesia
No visa required for up to 90 days over a 180 day period.
Germany No visa required for up to 90 days
Greece No visa required for up to 90 days
Hong Kong No visa required for up to 90 days
India Yes, 60-day e-Visa required – obtain before arrival. TBC
Indonesia No visa required for up to 30 days
Ireland No visa required for up to 3 months
Italy No visa required for up to 3 months
Japan No visa required for up to 90 days
Malaysia No visa required for up to 3 months
Maldives Yes, a 30-day visa is available on arrival permitting you meet certain criteria. If not, obtain before arrival. Free
Mexico
No visa required for up to 180 days, however, visitors must fill out a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) before arrival and obtain a passport stamp by Mexican immigration officials.
Netherlands No visa required for up to 90 days
New Caledonia
No visa required for up to 90 days over a 180 day period.
New Zealand No visa required
Peru No visa required for up to 6 months
Philippines No visa required for up to 30 days
Portugal No visa required for up to 90 days
Samoa No visa required for up to 60 days
Singapore No visa required for up to 90 days
South Africa No visa required for up to 90 days
Spain No visa required for up to 90 days
Sri Lanka Yes, an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required – obtain before or on arrival. $35 USD (Kids under 12 are free)
Thailand
No visa required for up to 30 days if arriving through internarional airport or up to 15 days if arriving by land.
United Kingdom No visa required for up to 6 months
USA Yes, an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required for stays up to 90 days. Visitors must enter under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) $14 USD
Vanuatu No visa required for up to 30 days
Vietnam Yes, you must have a visa, visa exemption certificate or approval letter for visa-on-arrival. $25 USD
Always check the Smartraveller website for the most up-to-date travel advice before you head overseas.