Many countries charge entrance fees to foreign visitors – including the U.S.. When the U.S. decides to hike up prices for foreign tourists entering the country, many countries, in turn, do the same for American travelers who wish to visit them. And some of those prices can be incredibly high. Ranging from a meager $15 (Vietnam) to $275 (Nigeria) – visas can quickly eat into your travel budget.
The lesson? When you're planning to travel to another country, always check whether you need a visa. If you’re uncertain, you can quickly search by country on VisaHQ. You can also see how much that visa costs. Streamlining the visa acquisition process, companies like VisaHQ even allow tourists to pay for their documents online and with a credit card, so you don’t have to speak with or visit a foreign embassy. Here's a quick list of the top 20 most expensive tourist visas for American citizens:
Congo Republic: $200
Argentina: $160 (Reciprocity Fee)
Sierra Leone: $160