We all know it is important to travel – you discover new cultures, meet new people, learn about different lifestyles from your own. You discover that there is so much more to the world than your little corner of it. However, although reading a motivational piece of writing on the importance of traveling can inspire most people, for many of us, traveling to far-off countries is not as easy as grabbing your passport and being on the go.
If you have a passport that allows you to freely visit dozens of countries, then you are one of the lucky ones. However, for many others, visiting a foreign country often includes the tedious process of obtaining a visa beforehand.
Luckily, many countries offer visas that you can use to visit multiple other countries: multiple-country visas, in other words.
What Are the Multiple Country Visas?
Here are the visas that allow you to visit multiple other countries:
- The Schengen Visa.
- US Tourist Visa.
- US Green Card.
- Canada Visa.
- UK Visa.
- Central American Single Visa.
- East African Tourist Visa.
- KAZA Univisa.
Countries you Can Visit With a Schengen Visa
Naturally, the first on this list is the Schengen Visa.
The Schengen Agreement includes 26 European countries which have abolished visa requirements and border control checks. As such, if you obtain a Schengen visa, you can travel between all the countries included in the Schengen Agreement.
However, many other non-EU countries have also entrusted the Schengen visa screening and will allow you entrance if you have a valid Schengen visa (ie. you still have valid days and entries left on your visa). The non-Schengen countries you can visit with a Schengen visa are:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Cyprus*||North Macedonia|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Gibraltar||Sao Tome and Principe|
*Cyprus is a member of the European Union, but it is not a Schengen Area country
Countries You Can Visit With a US Tourist Visa
The United States of America has one of the strongest passports in the world – and apparently, one of the strongest visas as well. If you have a valid US Tourist Visa, then you can also visit the following countries for short-term stays:
|Antigua and Barbuda*||Mexico||South Korea|
|Belize||Montenegro||The Dominican Republic|
|Bermuda||North Macedonia||The Uk|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Panama||Turks and Caicos|
|British Virgin Islands||Qatar|
|Costa Rica||Sao Tome and Principe|
You can visit several other countries with a US visa, but those are limited depending on your nationality; for example, only Brazilian passport holders can enter Canada with a valid US visa. Also, please keep in mind that you cannot enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a US tourist visa if you have a passport issued from Kosovo.
*Visa exemption does not apply if you have a passport issued by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameron, Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan or Yemen.
Countries Indian and Chinese passport holders can visit with a US tourist visa
If you have an Indian passport, you can also visit the following countries with a US Tourist Visa:
|Chile||Nicaragua (eligible for Visa On Arrival)||Taiwan|
|Curaçao||Peru||UAE (eligible for Visa On Arrival)|
If you have a Chinese passport, you can also visit the following countries with a US visa:
Countries You Can Visit With a Green Card
If you have a US Green Card, then you can visit the following countries/territories without a visa:
- Costa Rica
- The British Virgin Islands
- Aruba and Curaçao
- The Balkans
Read more: Visa Free Countries for Green Card Holders
Countries You Can Visit With a Canada Visa
Having a Canadian Visa not only allows you to visit Canada but also several other countries:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Panama|
|Costa Rica||Qatar (eligible for eVisa or Visa on Arrival)|
*Except for passport holders of Afghanistan, Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Nigeria, Palestine, Sudan, Syria and Yemen
If you have a Canada Residence Permit, you can also visit the following countries without a visa:
- Sint Maarten
Countries Indian and Chinese passport holders can visit with a Canada visa
If you have an Indian passport, you can also visit the following countries with a Canada Visa:
If you have a Chinese passport, you can also visit the following countries with a Canada Visa:
- Sint Maarten
Countries You Can Visit With a UK Visa
The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, and Wales and Northern Ireland. As such, if you obtain a UK visa, you can visit all four of those countries. However, in addition to them, a UK visa also allows the holder to travel to several other countries not in the UK.
The countries you can visit if you have a valid UK visa are:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Cuba||Qatar|
|Bonaire||Mexico||The British Virgin Islands|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Montenegro|
Countries Indian and Chinese passport holders can visit with a UK visa
If you have an Indian passport, you may also enter the following countries with a UK visa:
If you have a Chinese passport, you can also enter the following countries with a UK visa:
- Cayman Islands
Can you visit Ireland with a UK Visa?
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are two different countries, despite the name. While a UK visa allows you to freely enter Northern Ireland, you need a separate visa for the Republic of Ireland. However, you do not need a visa for Ireland if you already have a UK visa and you are from one of the following countries:
|Bahrain||Belarus||Bosnia and Herzegovina||India|
|The People’s Republic of China||Qatar||Russian Federation||Saudi Arabia|
|United Arab Emirates||Uzbekistan|
For more, see: British-Irish Visa Scheme
Countries You Can Visit With a Central American Single Visa
The Central American Single Visa, which is also known as the Visa Unica Centroamericana, allows the holder to travel between four Central American countries:
- El Salvador
The visa is valid for up to 90 days.
Countries You Can Visit With an East African Tourist Visa
Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda have launched a joint tourist visa in an effort to facilitate tourism between the countries. You can use the East African Tourist Visa to visit all three countries for up to 90 days. However, the visa is single-entry and will be invalid once you exit.
The KAZA Univisa
The KAZA Univisa allows the holder to travel between Zambia and Zimbabwe for up to 30 days.