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(Daily Mail)   British passport holders can visit 173 countries without needing a Visa. US Citizens can visit 172. Any guesses what the extra country is? I'm guessing the Falklands   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 101
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2013-10-03 10:11:14 AM
That's not a country. Cuba?
 
2013-10-03 10:14:34 AM
Louisiana?
 
2013-10-03 10:21:12 AM
Texas?

/well... their ads say they're like another country
//more like another planet, IMO
 
2013-10-03 10:23:04 AM
 
2013-10-03 10:27:25 AM
RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!
 
2013-10-03 10:29:04 AM

what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!



Thank you!
 
2013-10-03 10:29:05 AM
video.nbc.com

I have two passports: the United States, and Florida
 
2013-10-03 10:33:23 AM

what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!


Are you sure that's the only one, and the lists are identical except for Brazil? Might there be a country that allows the US passport-only travel but not the UK?
 
2013-10-03 10:36:43 AM
They need to visit for strategic sheep purposes
 
2013-10-03 10:50:38 AM

what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!


I would've guessed a brazilian other countries before that
 
2013-10-03 10:54:42 AM

Slaxl: what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!

Are you sure that's the only one, and the lists are identical except for Brazil? Might there be a country that allows the US passport-only travel but not the UK?


Basically. Except for territories of each.

It's not just the UK- it's also the Swedish and Finnish, and as I work with both and we have an office in Brazil, I may have cheated a little.
 
2013-10-03 11:38:43 AM
There are probably countries you dont need a visa for but you're prohibited from traveling, because government.
 
2013-10-03 11:45:22 AM
Brazil.

We've had a few americans forget and get turned around at customs when we're down there for business.
 
2013-10-03 11:46:34 AM
ps - it's also a spite move because the US won't let Brazilians on to the visa waiver scheme.

So they were all 'well fark you then you can't come down here and lie on our beaches and soak up our culture of sunshine and farking"
 
2013-10-03 11:53:03 AM
am I supposed to be outraged?
 
2013-10-03 12:01:05 PM
Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.
 
2013-10-03 12:03:14 PM
North Korea (41)?????  There are 41 countries that allow North Koreans in without a visa?????
 
2013-10-03 12:03:32 PM
For all the other countries, there's MasterCard™
 
2013-10-03 12:03:40 PM
I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.
 
2013-10-03 12:03:59 PM
It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back
 
2013-10-03 12:04:01 PM

hasty ambush: North Korea (41)?????  There are 41 countries that allow North Koreans in without a visa?????


Seeing as North Koreans generally can't leave it's unlikely to ever be a problem.
 
2013-10-03 12:05:52 PM

wxboy: I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.


And I would be wrong, apparently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_cit iz ens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals
 
2013-10-03 12:06:06 PM
One still gets Visa's in most countries.  It's just electronic, automatically approved, and done in the airport when passing through immigration.
 
2013-10-03 12:07:17 PM

Tigger: ps - it's also a spite move because the US won't let Brazilians on to the visa waiver scheme.

So they were all 'well fark you then you can't come down here and lie on our beaches and soak up our culture of sunshine and farking"


Argentina - which was on the waiver program until their financial panic in 2000 or so - retaliated by charging a $100 airport entry fee to Americans.
 
2013-10-03 12:09:11 PM
Ireland?
 
2013-10-03 12:10:26 PM

Slaxl: what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!

Are you sure that's the only one, and the lists are identical except for Brazil? Might there be a country that allows the US passport-only travel but not the UK?


The lists are not the same... a few years ago, my assistant and I needed to visit all the regional offices, and split the task by who needed visas for what (I'm UK, he's US). I got Brazil, he got Mexico, I got India, he got Russia. I'm sure there are other differences...
 
2013-10-03 12:10:38 PM
RIP George Harrison

You don't need no passport
And you don't need no visas
You don't need to designate or to emigrate
Before you can see Jesus
If you open up your heart
You'll see he's right there
Always was and will be
Hell relieve you of your cares
 
2013-10-03 12:10:55 PM
Why Brazil?
 
2013-10-03 12:11:26 PM

dryknife: Ireland?


I was just in Ireland just under a month ago.

Walking through the immigration line:

"How long are you going to be here?"

"One day."

(Stamps passport.)

"Enjoy your stay."
 
2013-10-03 12:11:56 PM
It's nice having multiple citizenships and multiple passports.
 
2013-10-03 12:12:21 PM

alkhemy: Slaxl: what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!

Are you sure that's the only one, and the lists are identical except for Brazil? Might there be a country that allows the US passport-only travel but not the UK?

The lists are not the same... a few years ago, my assistant and I needed to visit all the regional offices, and split the task by who needed visas for what (I'm UK, he's US). I got Brazil, he got Mexico, I got India, he got Russia. I'm sure there are other differences...


You need a Visa for Russia
 
2013-10-03 12:12:38 PM

Crazy_Ivan: It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back


Americans can go to Cuba. But they can't spend USD
 
2013-10-03 12:13:04 PM

wxboy: wxboy: I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.

And I would be wrong, apparently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_cit iz ens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals


This is helpful.  Brits need a visa to visit Mongolia.  Americans don't.

USA!  USA!  USA!
 
2013-10-03 12:13:07 PM

probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.


That's actually an improvement from several years ago, when you didn't need a passport to get into Canada from the USA, but did need a passport to get BACK into the USA from Canada...
 
2013-10-03 12:14:14 PM

cowsspinach: Why Brazil?


I'll have to go back and Google, but IIRC they did this after 9/11 after the US enacted a similar requirement for Brazilians.
 
2013-10-03 12:14:20 PM

Slaxl: what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!

Are you sure that's the only one, and the lists are identical except for Brazil? Might there be a country that allows the US passport-only travel but not the UK?


I came here to point that out.
 
2013-10-03 12:14:36 PM

Cajnik: Crazy_Ivan: It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back

Americans can go to Cuba. But they can't spend USD


That's funny...they accept USD from Canadians.
 
2013-10-03 12:16:00 PM

Cajnik: Crazy_Ivan: It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back

Americans can go to Cuba. But they can't spend USD


Because, you know, that Cuba is one serious threat.  China?  No threat there, go and spend all the money you want.  But keep an eye on that Cuba I tell you.

/Talk about petty grudges.
 
2013-10-03 12:16:23 PM

probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.


No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.
 
2013-10-03 12:16:56 PM

JNowe: cowsspinach: Why Brazil?

I'll have to go back and Google, but IIRC they did this after 9/11 after the US enacted a similar requirement for Brazilians.


I'm probably misremembering this.  Seems like there was some South American country that did something like this tho.
 
2013-10-03 12:18:29 PM

cowsspinach: Why Brazil?


It's retaliatory. We require their citizens have a visa to visit the US, so they require the same.

/I have a Brazilian visa in my passport.
//Surprised that many fit.
 
2013-10-03 12:18:43 PM

Literally Addicted: Cajnik: Crazy_Ivan: It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back

Americans can go to Cuba. But they can't spend USD

That's funny...they accept USD from Canadians.


Cuba accepts USD, but American's are forbidden from spending USD there.  Enforced mainly because travelling on a US Passport there means you are either part of a cultural group assigned chaperons, a church group assigned chaperons or a student group assigned chaperons.  However, US Citizens of Cuban descent with family still on the island can travel there on a Cuban visa and are not restricted.  The rules are still in flux, until some old House GOP'r gets his panties in a bunch about those damned commies and shuts the whole thing down again.
 
2013-10-03 12:19:09 PM
I'm guessing it's Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.
 
2013-10-03 12:20:28 PM
While we're at it... who here can name the one country that requires visas for the entire world, except for US citizens?
 
2013-10-03 12:20:37 PM

hasty ambush: North Korea (41)?????  There are 41 countries that allow North Koreans in without a visa?????


You're asking the wrong question.. How many does NK let OUT? You're showing ignorance in world affairs.

I think if there is ONE country on Earth where other countries do not have to worry about are North Korean immigrants or tourists.
 
2013-10-03 12:22:46 PM
DNRTFA but my guess would be Cuba. Also, the US needs to get over the whole Cuba thing already. It's been 50 farking years. Let it go man.
 
2013-10-03 12:23:08 PM

SandmanEsq: Cuba accepts USD, but American's are forbidden from spending USD there.  Enforced mainly because travelling on a US Passport there means you are either part of a cultural group assigned chaperons, a church group assigned chaperons or a student group assigned chaperons.  However, US Citizens of Cuban descent with family still on the island can travel there on a Cuban visa and are not restricted.  The rules are still in flux, until some old House GOP'r gets his panties in a bunch about those damned commies and shuts the whole thing down again.


Thanks, that clarifies.
 
2013-10-03 12:24:55 PM
Well let me guess . I'm not sure if I'm allowed back in Egypt . So I'll just guess Egypt .
 
2013-10-03 12:26:33 PM
I'm for the Brazil vote myself. Last year, my wife and I booked a trip that started in Rio and we wound up making two visits to the Brazilian Consulate in Miami just to get tourist visas. Unlike other countries, you can't just get them at the airport - you need to complete a complex multi-page application, provide a picture that is different than the one on your passport, and surrender your passport for them to laminate the visa into it before you get to Brazil. I'm sure it's a "tit-for-tat" over US visa restrictions.

I had less trouble getting into and out of Colombia during the Escobar days.
 
2013-10-03 12:31:57 PM
I go to Brazil a lot with my wife - apparently the reason is that Brazil has a "reciprocal visa program" where they mirror whatever visa requirements that other countries have for letting Brazilians in.  The US has a policy that if you are from Brazil (or other "poor" countries like Mexico) you have to have a certain amount of money in the bank or property owned (like $10,000 USD - which is huge in other currencies) to provide evidence that you are not going to overstay your tourist trip.  The Brazilian reciprocality got started because a Brazilian judge got hassled by US Customs & Immigration, and he decided that if he was going to get hassled going into the US, then people from the US can get hassled going into Brazil the exact same way.

In theory, that is.  But most people from the US can get the visa with no other hassle than time, no need to prove property ownership and all that.  I think the US is in the process of reviewing the property requirements itself, since Brazil is turning into the other economic superpower in this hemisphere.  If the US does that, then the Brazilian reciprocal visa thing will go away.
 
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