International travel can be complicated if tourists are not prepared. Dealing with foreign languages, customs and currency can be difficult – though that becomes a problem only if you are able to get into the country.
Many nations require tourists to have visas to get in. Visas are essentially a stamp of approval from a foreign nation that the holder is legally allowed to enter that country. To issue a visa, countries generally require a passport, photo and application. Some also charge a fee.
Americans have some of the strongest passports in the world, meaning they can travel to a large number of countries without needing a visa – but this is not the case for every country.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed each country’s visa requirements, as provided by CIBTvisas, to determine the countries Americans need a visa to visit as tourists. These countries were ranked on the number of tourists that visit them each year.