A UK Visa Allows for Visa-Free Travel to Over 30 Countries Across the Globe

July 27, 2020 by admin

We all know that a Schengen visa allows for free travel to all countries in the Schengen region, but guess what a visa to the UK allows you to travel to 34 countries without a visa.

The best part is that the UK visa is not the most difficult visa to get. And the visa-free travel applies to anyone on the following visa types: 

  • UK Work Visa
  • UK Residence Permit 
  • UK Family Visa 
  • UK Student Visa
  • UK Visitor Visa  
  • UK Transit Visa 

However, different countries have different visa regulations so make sure to read on to find out more about which country you can visit with your UK visa.

Let’s begin with European countries

If you have a visa to the UK then you should make sure you visit these amazing holiday destinations in Europe before your visa expires: 

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Albania

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules: UK visa must have been used at least once to enter the UK

Georgia

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules: UK visa must be valid on the day of arrival in Georgia.

The total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period.

Gibraltar (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 180 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa must be issued for at least 6 months or more
  • UK residence permit must be issued for at least 12 months or more

Ireland

Eligible nationalities: Not for all nationalities so make sure you contact a consulate or the embassy of Ireland near you.  

Permitted visas: A valid used multiple-entry UK short-stay standard visitor visa

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 90 days or until the exit date on your UK entry stamp, whichever is shorter

Entry rules:

  • Must enter the UK first before entering Ireland
  • Must enter and exit Ireland within the exit date on your UK entry stamp (this is different from the visa expiry date)
  • Can enter Ireland directly from the UK or elsewhere, but must enter Ireland within the exit date on the UK entry stamp

Montenegro

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa must be valid for the intended period of the stay

North Macedonia

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 15 days

Entry rules:

  • A UK visa must be valid for at least 5 days beyond the intended period of stay.
  • The total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 3 months in any 6 months.

Romania

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: None

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules:

  • UK residence permits should have been granted for 5 or more years.
  • The total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period.

Serbia

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules:

  • The UK visa must be valid for the entire duration of the stay.
  • The total duration of consecutive stays must not exceed 90 days in any 180 day period.

Turkey

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities so please contact a Turkish embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip to Turkey.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for eVisa online.
  • eVisa fee is USD 43, valid for 180 days, single-entry only.

North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean

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Mexico

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted resident permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 180 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa or residence permit must be valid during the entire stay in Mexico.
  • Passport must be valid during the entire stay in Mexico.

Panama

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa or residence permit must have been used at least once to enter the UK before.
  • UK visa or residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival.
  • Passport must be valid for at least 3 months from the day of arrival. Must show proof of at least USD 500

Anguilla (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Antigua and Barbuda

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: A valid ILR

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL (VOA).VOA fee is USD 100, valid for 30 days, single-entry only.
  • The UK Visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival.
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival

Aruba

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Peru

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs (applies to all nationalities)

Entry granted: 30 days

Bahamas

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Bermuda (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa or residence permit must be valid for a minimum of 45 days beyond the date of departure from Bermuda

Bonaire (Dutch Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

British Virgin Islands (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 180 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa must have been used at least once to enter the UK before (OR).
  • UK visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival

Cayman Islands (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 180 days

Entry rules:

  • Must arrive in the Cayman Islands directly from the UK.
  • Arriving from a third country is not permitted.

Curaçao

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Dominican Republic

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • If arriving by land or sea, you must purchase a Tourist Card on arrival for USD 10.
  • If arriving by air, the tourist card is included in the airfare. Passport must be valid from at least 6 months from the day of arrival

Jamaica

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • UK visa must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of arrival

Sint Maarten

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: None

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • UK residence permit must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of arrival

Turks and Caicos (British Territory)

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas, except transit

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 90 days

Asia and the Middle East

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Oman

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa in NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for eVisa online, valid for 1 year, multiple entries and must be used within 1 month of approval

Qatar

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas, except transit

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to apply for eTA and then obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL at international airports in Qatar eTA is free of charge, valid for 30 days, single-entry only.
  • Your UK visa must be valid for at least 30 days from the day of arrival.

Saudi Arabia

Eligible nationalities: All nationalities

Permitted visas: A valid used multiple-entry UK standard visitor visa

Permitted residence permits: None

Entry granted: 90 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL at all international airports in Saudi Arabia the VOA fee is 440 SAR (equivalent to USD 117), valid for 1 year, multiple-entry.
  • You must arrive by air on one of the official Saudi National airlines – Saudia, Flynas, and Saudi Gulf and your UK visa must have been used at least once to enter the UK.

United Arab Emirates

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: None

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR, BRP and spouse visas

Entry granted: 14 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL at UAE airports VOA fee is 100 AED, valid for 14 days, single-entry only UK residence permit must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival

Armenia

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 120 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is NOT EXEMPT but you are eligible to obtain Visa ON ARRIVAL VOA fee is 15,000 AMD, valid for 120 days, single-entry only.
  • Passport must to be valid during the entire stay in Armenia

Philippines

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused multiple-entry UK visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 14 days

Entry rules:

  • The UK visa must be valid for the entire duration of stay.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure

Singapore

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused single/multiple-entry UK visas, except transit

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 96 hours (4 days)

Entry rules:

  • Must be traveling to or from the country of passport. Example: Must be traveling to a third country from India via Singapore or traveling to India from a third country via Singapore. An example itinerary would be India-Singapore-Bali or Bali-Singapore-India.
  • Both arriving and departing flights in Singapore must be on the same itinerary

South Korea

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid used/unused single/multiple-entry UK visas, except transit

Permitted residence permits: All valid ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 30 days

Entry rules:

  • Must be traveling to go to any of the 26 Schengen countries or Cyprus, Ireland, Romania or UK through South Korea (OR) Must depart from any of the 26 Schengen countries or Cyprus, Ireland, Romania or the UK to go to a third country through South Korea.

Taiwan

Eligible nationalities: Not all nationalities. so please contact a respective embassy or consulate near you before planning a trip.

Permitted visas: All valid/expired used/unused single/multiple-entry UK visas, except transit visas

Permitted residence permits: All valid/expired ILR and BRPs

Entry granted: 14 days

Entry rules:

  • Visa is EXEMPT but must apply for ROC Travel Authorization Certificate online before arrival.
  • ROC Travel Authorization Certificate is free of charge, valid for 90 days, multiple-entry.
  • If using an EXPIRED UK visa or residence permit, the visa or residence permit must have expired in the last 10 years.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival

So, if you are planning to move to the UK anytime soon, don’t forget that you could plan a hassle-free trip to any of these exotic locations.

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