Visas and Vaccinations

visas and vaccinations

Any time I leave the country, I check the visas or vaccinations required at my destination. It can sometimes be confusing to determine whether or not you are required to have either. Well, lucky you, I am both programmer and avid traveler! I have created an interactive map that you can use to figure out whether you need to get a visa or vaccination for your next trip.

This graph contains data for citizens of the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. I will add more to it by request (join Companach’s Facebook Group if you want to contribute).

There are a few things to note about the data represented on the map. All visa information is for stays up to 30 days. If you’re a Canadian planning to visit Brunei for 3 days, you may not need a visa even though the map says you do (Brunei requires a visa after 14 days for Canadians).

Visas that can be obtained on arrival are also marked as needing a visa. There are often specific requirements when getting a visa on arrival, such as paying in a specific currency, or bringing passport photos. For example, when I went to Turkey, I had to have US dollars to buy my visa.

As for vaccinations, I have included the requirements when you are flying directly from the country in which you have citizenship. Many countries require that you have a yellow fever card if you have even passed through the airport of a country with a high incidence of yellow fever. If you will be country-hopping in Africa, you are best off getting a yellow fever vaccination.

Citizenship: US Canada UK Australia

Last Updated: February 1st, 2019

Data for this graph was collected from the following sources:

It's best to view this map from a desktop or laptop, although it will technically work on a mobile device also (it just won't be pretty).