The United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of specific countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or while in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa. The Visa Waiver Program applies to the United States as well as the US territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, with some application to other US territories.
All of the countries selected by the United States government to be included in the program are high-income economies with a very high Human Development Index that are generally considered developed countries compared to the rest of the world.
The countries included in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program include:
In addition to these 38 countries, there are an additional (9) countries that are pending future approval for admission into the Visa Waiver Program.