Nigerians, get in here! Did you know that your US or UK or Schengen or Canadian visa can take you into over 30 different countries and territories? I shared this info yesterday and people were shocked. If you have a US visa, why not use it to full capacity? This is a list of all the countries you can visit with a US, UK, EU (Schengen) or Canadian visa.
My dear friends, you can enjoy delicious margaritas, tacos (ooh yum), pristine resorts, bring telenovellas to life and Mexican festival fantasies for up to 180 days as long as you have a valid multiple entry visa into the US.
Visas Allowed: US & Canadian visas.
2. COSTA RICA!
This country is paradise for anyone who loves nature and adrenaline. From tropical rainforests to white-water rafting to high wire activities and some of the most refreshing resorts tucked in nature, Costa Rica is
Visas Allowed: US and Canadian visas.
Thinking of thermal springs in Pamukkale or ancient Mediterranean cultures, you just might want to try Turkey. With good flight routes, you can get your visa on arrival if you have certain visas on your passport.
Visas Allowed: US, UK, Schengen and Irish visas.
I bet you don’t think of Belize when you long for eye-popping carnivals and bright blue waters. Now you should because with certain visas on your passport, you can tick off bucket list items in Belize.
Visas Allowed: US and Schengen visas.
What’s in Albania, you may ask? How about some of the most beautiful natural landscapes and architecture from throwback times. And the food…we can’t get enough of the stories.
Visas Allowed: US, UK and Schengen visas.
6. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!
I bet you’ve heard of Punta Cana. If this isn’t on everyone’s spring break list, I wonder what is. The rest of the Dominican Republic also live up to its reputation for Sun, Sea, Sand and Celebration!
Visas Allowed: US, Canadian and Schengen visas.
You’ll get fortresses, churches, magnificent landscapes, rich culture and some of the most pleasantly surprising river cruises. As long as you’ve got certain visas already, you’re good to go.
Visas Allowed: US, UK and Schengen visas.
Most people have never heard about the small but amazing country in Europe called Georgia. Do not confuse it with the US State of Georgia. When I think of a hidden treasure, I think of Georgia. Cruises, color, just wow!
Visas Allowed: ANY OF THE 50 VISAS (listed below)
This country is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations. If yoi know, you know.
Visas Allowed: Andorran, Australian, Canadian, Icelandic, Monacan, Liechtensteiner, Norwegian, Sammarinese, Swiss and US.
10. ALL US TERRITORIES (except Samoa):
Did you know that a US territory is pretty much a part of the country, no matter how far away it is? You can use your US visa to enter: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Minor Outlying Islands.
11. ALL UK TERRITORIES:
Again, all UK territories count as part of the UK for all visa intents and purposes. You can use your UK visa to enter: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Turks & Caicos Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey
Note: Some Nigerians have reported refusal into Falkland Islands and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, despite being issued valid visas by the British High Commission for the purpose of travelling to these places.
12. CRUISE DESTINATIONS:
It is almost like countries relax their rules once you are on a cruise. If you have a US visa, you can either visit these countries with no additional visa or by getting a visa as part of your cruise package: Cuba, Jamaica and The Bahamas.
13. RESTRICTED COUNTRIES:
Some countries will allow you visit the country, while you are in transit to / from the US. E.g. South Korea.
Note: Most of the countries above will require that you visit the country which issued the visa first, before visiting them. Also, of course, the visa has to ALWAYS be valid. Some countries will require that it be valid for another 6 months, minimum as we all further documentation to prove reason for travel. Of course, it is completely up to immigration officer to grant or deny access to any country.
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