Countries that are hard to visit as American tourists

According to the US National Tourism Office, nearly 67 million Americans chose to take an international trip in 2016. The world may be our oyster, but some countries impose harsh visa requirements that may hinder American tourism.

The Saudi Arabian government only allows tourists who have been sponsored by a legal resident or citizen. However sponsorship alone doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be awarded a visa, as the application process is highly selective.