My Country List

The following is a current list of all countries and territories I have visited, based on a definition of ‘country’ provided by the Traveler’s Century Club (TCC). I use the TCC list as it includes areas such as Taiwan, Transnistria, Canary Islands, and other areas that are not technically countries, but are distinct in some way (the total TCC count is currently 325 countries.)  In addition to the TCC numbers in the table below, I also indicate the overall totals as defined not just by TCC, but also by Montevideo Convention rules (Sovereign States) and then by actual voting members of the United Nations.

223 = TCC Countries visited

171 = Sovereign Nations visited as defined by the Montevideo Convention

162 = United Nation voting member states visited

Table of TCC Countries/Territories Visited w/ Year 1st Visited

Order Country/Territory First Visited # of Visits
1 United States (continental) 1975  N/A
2 Canada 1981 38
3 Japan 1993 4
4 Netherlands 1998 7
5 Belgium 1998 4
6 France 1998 7
7 Mexico 1998 8
8 Poland 1999 3
9 Ukraine 1999 5
10 Moldova 1999 2
11 England 2000 6
12 Italy 2000 7
13 Sweden 2000 5
14 Hawaiian Islands 2004 11
15 Bahamas 2004 5
16 Spain 2006 6
17 Portugal 2006 4
18 Balearic Islands 2006 1
19 Switzerland 2006 3
20 Germany 2006 7
21 Czech Republic 2007 3
22 Antigua and Barbuda 2007 1
23 Saint Lucia 2007 2
24 Grenada 2007 1
25 Martinique 2007 1
26 U.S. Virgin Islands 2007 3
27 Australia 2007 31
28 New Zealand 2007 9
29 Canary Islands 2007 2
30 Gibraltar 2007 2
31 Alaska 2008 1
32 South Africa 2008 10
33 Lesotho 2008 1
34 Jordan 2008 2
35 Luxembourg 2009 1
36 Egypt in Africa 2009 1
37 Denmark 2009 3
38 India 2009 1
39 Nepal 2009 1
40 Dominican Republic 2009 2
41 British Virgin Islands 2009 1
42 Israel 2009 3
43 Palestine 2009 3
44 Honduras 2010 2
45 Belize 2010 1
46 Iceland 2010 3
47 Lebanon 2010 1
48 Dubai 2010 10
49 Sharjah 2010 3
50 Oman 2010 1
51 Ajman 2010 2
52 Ras al-Khaimah 2010 1
53 Fujairah 2010 1
54 Umm al-Quwain 2010 2
55 Croatia 2010 7
56 Serbia 2010 1
57 Romania 2010 1
58 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010 1
59 Srpska 2010 1
60 Montenegro 2010 1
61 San Marino 2010 1
62 Vatican City 2010 1
63 Andorra 2010 1
64 Peru 2010 2
65 Russia 2010 1
66 Finland 2010 2
67 Latvia 2010 2
68 Tasmania 2010 1
69 Brazil 2010 1
70 Paraguay 2010 1
71 Argentina 2010 2
72 Austria 2010 6
73 Liechtenstein 2010 1
74 Norway 2010 5
75 Wales 2010 1
76 Swaziland 2010 1
77 Hong Kong 2010 3
78 Singapore 2010 8
79 Slovakia 2010 2
80 Hungary 2010 2
81 Slovenia 2010 10
82 Qatar 2010 1
83 Haiti 2010 2
84 Colombia 2010 3
85 Panama 2010 1
86 Costa Rica 2010 2
87 Cayman Islands 2011 1
88 Taiwan (R.O.C.) 2011 1
89 Thailand 2011 3
90 Viet Nam 2011 2
91 Cambodia 2011 1
92 Abu Dhabi 2011 3
93 Zimbabwe 2011 1
94 Botswana 2011 1
95 Zambia 2011 1
96 Namibia 2011 1
97 Ethiopia 2011 2
98 China, People’s Republic of 2011 3
99 Philippines 2011 2
100 Fiji 2011 1
101 Ireland 2011 2
102 Northern Ireland 2011 1
103 Puerto Rico 2011 2
104 Barbados 2011 1
105 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2011 1
106 St. Maarten 2011 1
107 Saint Martin 2011 1
108 Peninsular Malaysia 2011 2
109 Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali, Timor) 2011 1
110 Korea, South 2011 2
111 Prince Edward Island 2011 1
112 Maldive Islands 2011 1
113 Sri Lanka (Ceylon) 2011 2
114 Vanuatu 2011 1
115 East Timor 2011 1
116 Belarus 2011 1
117 Transnistria 2011 1
118 Macau 2011 2
119 Brunei 2011 2
120 Jamaica 2011 1
121 Nicaragua 2012 1
122 Uruguay 2012 1
123 Chile 2012 2
124 Antarctic Chilean Territory 2012 1
125 Argentine Antarctica 2012 1
126 British Antarctica 2012 1
127 Seychelles 2012 1
128 Kuwait 2012 1
129 Albania 2012 1
130 Kosovo 2012 1
131 Macedonia 2012 1
132 Bulgaria 2012 1
133 Turkey, Europe 2012 6
134 Jersey 2012 1
135 Guernsey 2012 1
136 Mauritius 2012 2
137 Tanzania 2012 1
138 Kenya 2012 1
139 Zanzibar 2012 1
140 Sicily 2012 1
141 Greece 2012 3
142 Turkey, Asia 2012 5
143 Dodecanese Islands 2012 1
144 Georgia 2012 1
145 Armenia 2012 1
146 Burma (also known as Myanmar) 2013 1
147 Laos 2013 1
148 Hainan Island 2013 1
149 Morocco, Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla) 2013 1
150 Morocco 2013 2
151 Tunisia 2013 1
152 Guatemala 2013 1
153 El Salvador 2013 1
154 Estonia 2013 1
155 Lithuania 2013 1
156 Tonga 2013 1
157 Guam 2013 2
158 Trinidad and Tobago 2013 1
159 Guyana 2013 1
160 Suriname 2013 1
161 French Guiana 2013 1
162 Curaçao 2013 1
163 Venezuela 2013 1
164 Ecuador 2013 1
165 Bahrain 2013 1
166 Kyrgyzstan 2013 1
167 Malta 2013 1
168 Cyprus, Republic of 2013 1
169 Turkish Rep. of Cyprus 2013 1
170 Scotland 2013 2
171 Monaco 2013 1
172 Iraq 2013 1
173 Pakistan 2014 2
174 Kazakhstan 2014 1
175 Uzbekistan 2014 1
176 Turkmenistan 2014 1
177 Afghanistan 2014 1
178 Tajikistan 2014 1
179 Bangladesh 2014 2
180 Azerbaijan 2014 1
181 Nakhchivan 2014 1
182 Bolivia 2014 1
183 Isle of Man 2014 1
184 Burkina Faso 2015 1
185 Mali 2015 1
186 Western Sahara 2015 1
187 Mauritania 2015 1
188 Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) 2015 1
189 Cape Verde Islands 2015 1
190 Greenland 2015 1
191 Spitsbergen 2015 1
192 Mozambique 2015 1
193 Easter Island 2015 1
194 Iran 2015 1
195 Sumatra (Indonesia) 2016 1
196 Bhutan 2016 1
197 Papua New Guinea 2016 1
198 Samoa 2016 1
199 American Samoa 2016 1
200 Faroe Islands 2016 1
201 Cook Islands 2016 1
202 Mongolia 2016 1
203 Korea, North 2016 1
204 Dominica 2016 1
205 St Vincent & Deps 2016 1
206 Nigeria 2017 1
207 Benin 2017 1
208 Togo 2017 1
209 Ghana 2017 1
210 Ivory Coast 2017 1
211 Liberia 2017 1
212 Sierra Leone 2017 1
213 Guinea 2017 1
214 Senegal 2017 1
215 Indonesia (Java) 2017 1
216 Sarawak 2017 1
217 Algeria 2017 1
218 Palau 2017 1
219 Federated States of Micronesia 2017 1
220 Northern Mariana Islands 2017 1
221 Réunion 2017 1
222 Sudan 2017 1
223 Uganda 2017 1

4 thoughts on “My Country List

  1. Looking forward to more stories.. don’t know how you do it..!

    Link to TCC is incorrect (although it looks right, href takes you elsewhere..)

    The Bailiwick of Jersey (Channel Islands) is conspicuously absent from your list and whilst you say you aren’t ticking them off I’m sure you are really 😉

    • Thanks Gus, I fixed the TCC link. I definitely intend to visit the Channel Islands someday, but that day hasn’t arrived yet. More stories to come! Posting Fiji today…thanks again!

  2. 99 UN countries, same as me:)
    Good luck! I’ll slow down after the 100. Hope you enjoyed Latvia, but 2010 probably was pretty gloomy due to recession.

    Ivars

    • Thanks Ivars! I’m actually at 100 UN countries as of last week, I hadn’t updated the page yet (just did now.) And Latvia was great, Riga is a beautiful city. Would like to explore more of it at some point as well.

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