This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.
Before you book your next international getaway, there are a couple of things you have to do: Double-check your passport’s expiration date and see if you’ll need a visa to enter your destination of choice. So, where can U.S. citizens travel without a visa? A better question might be: Where can’t Americans travel without a visa?
Despite current restrictions that prevent Americans from traveling to certain countries amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. citizens still have one of the world’s most powerful passports, allowing for visa-free access to most countries around the globe. In fact, the Henley & Partners Passport Index ranked the U.S. passport seventh in its 2020 list of the world’s passports because it provides citizens visa-free access to 185 destinations, including countries that require Electronic Travel Authorization (often called an eTA) or a visa on arrival.