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 tiny Himalayan kingdom doesn’t allow independent travelers. To gain access, interested visitors must hire a travel agent, who will require upfront payment of the entire trip. The government also mandates a minimum amount that tourists must pay per day if they wish to visit, which ranges from $200 to $300 depending on the season.