VISA Free Travel Destinations for your Next Trip
Why not consider one of these VISA free travel destinations for your next getaway?
Even after leaving the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom passport remains one of the most powerful and desirable in the world. Currently ranked as a top 10 passport for mobility in the world, the British passport allows VISA-free access to 187 countries and territories across the globe from Argentina across to Fiji.
At Able2Travel we realise that sometimes you would rather not go through the hassle of obtaining a VISA and would instead prefer a simple, relaxing trip without extra travel documents required.
Below, we have handpicked some VISA-free destinations for you to consider towards the end of this year and into the start of 2024.
Picturesque countryside, rugged mountains, white sandy beaches, and beautiful, crystal-clear cyan seas, Cyprus caters for such a diverse range of holiday wants and needs. Cyprus is blessed with a near perfect climate year-round with an average annual temperature of 24°C and 3000 sunny hours per year. To put this into perspective, Glasgow in Scotland only has 1200 sunny hours per year…
The food in Cyprus is a great mix of Turkish and Greek cuisine meaning there are plenty of dishes for you to try if you haven’t already. You may wish to try some of this cuisine in Paphos where the entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a plethora of cultural and historical sites for you to see and visit in Cyprus – you might just struggle to find the time to visit them all!
With one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, Cyprus is incredibly safe and well maintained as well, with 60 of their beaches receiving the blue flag award for cleanliness. Plus, if you feel like it, you can even go skiing on Mount Olympus! It is not often that you can visit a county on holiday and go skiing in the morning and relax on the beach in the afternoon.
Whilst Japan is a very different offering to Cyprus and is a bit of a longer trip being on the other side of the globe, Japan is no less of an option for your next trip. Japan has one of the lowest global crime rates in world, has excellently clean streets, and one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world.
Everyone is extremely polite and friendly in Japan and would be more than happy to suggest local restaurants and help you navigate your way to one of the 21 UNESCO World Heritage sites or any other temples, castles, or cultural historical sites you are looking for.
One thing that you may not know about Japan is that the country offers world class skiing facilities. There are many resorts in Japan because of the mountainous landscape of the country and the powder snow here is considered some of the best in the world.
If you can wait until spring 2024 to visit this magnificent country, then you will be able to see Sakura – The Cherry Blossom festival. These two weeks mark the start of spring and bring with it some breathtaking scenery with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. This is certainly one not to miss.
Please note that the cherry trees blossom at different times in the country so depending on where in Japan you visit, you could see Sakura any time between March and May!
Another of the UK VISA free countries is Morocco, sat on the northwest of Africa. Where European, Arabic, and African cultures come together, Morocco is a melting pot of influences which is evident in the architecture, languages spoken, and the food.
Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen on your trip or one of the many Souks – the traditional markets – that sell local items. Morocco is also a great entry point to the Sahara Desert where you can take a camel trek or even a multi-day tour and experience this magnificent place. You will get to watch the sun rise and set over the dunes and enjoy the tranquillity of the vast desert.
The cities are vibrant, there are great opportunities to hike and explore, the food is exceptional, and there are incredible beaches – what more could you want!
Once described as the ‘definition of a heavenly island paradise’, St Lucia is equal parts beauty and mystique. This island is likely to captivate you from the moment you step foot there.
The main attraction for this Caribbean Island is the near perfect beaches that you can relax on for days on end. The stunning waters lend themselves perfectly to snorkelling, or if you’re feeling adventurous enough, scuba diving.
Take a private boat to see the island from the water and enjoy the soothing waves underneath you. When you are on the boat, be sure to visit the Pitons UNESCO World Heritage site. These twin peaks rise out of the ocean, are covered in lush rainforest, and will look incredible from the water.
Whilst you are here, you can enjoy some exemplary West Indian cuisine which brings together an eclectic mix of Caribbean, European, American, and Indian flavours. The local lobster will definitely be one to try.
In South Africa, British Passport holders can enjoy up to 90 days access to the country without requiring VISAs and you may want to use most of those days to visit all the sites here.
The main attraction here must be the wildlife. Those dreaming of a big 5 safari could be in luck with the world-famous Kruger National Park or other private reserves. Water safaris are also great here as you are likely to see crocodiles, Hippos, and so much more. When you couple the wildlife with the dramatic scenery you are in for an incredible trip.
South Africa is home to some striking coastlines that will leave you speechless, but this loss of voice won’t matter when you are sampling some of the country’s famous food and wine. After sampling the cuisine you will still need to factor in some time for activities which could include riding up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
We really hope that we have been able to provide you with inspiration for your next trip. There are so many VISA free countries for UK passport holders that you are really spoilt for choice. Whilst the British passport VISA free countries list features many countries, it is worth performing some due diligence to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding entry into that country. For example, some countries require you to have sufficient Travel Medical Insurance in place before entering the country.
Of the 187 UK passport VISA free countries, some still require an electronic VISA or electronic travel authorisation to enter the country. This is important to remember because, regardless of the UK’s passport ranking, you will need to go through the process of obtaining these before embarking on your trip.
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