Countries & Territories

This is the Travelers’ Century Club’s official list of countries and territories, a total of 327 as of Jan. 1, 2018. Although some are not actually countries in their own right, they have been included because they are removed from the parent country (see the Territory Status page for detailed criteria). After consideration as to how long one must have stayed in a country or territory to qualify, it was decided that even the shortest visit would suffice — even if only a port-of-call, or a plane fuel stop. This greatly widens the field and will give the traveler a better chance to qualify for one of the most unusual clubs in the world. Anyone who has visited 100 or more of the places listed below is eligible to join. Note: Click on the Alphabetical List to view the directory in alphabetical order and to find older or alternative names of destinations.

PACIFIC OCEAN (39)
  • Australia
  • Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, Admiralty Islands)
  • Chatham Islands
  • Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Penrhyn)
  • Easter Island
  • Fiji Islands
  • French Polynesia (Tahiti,Tuamotu, Austral, Gambier)
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Guam
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Juan Fernandez Islands (Robinson Crusoe Island)
  • Kiribati (Gilberts,Tarawa, Ocean Island)
  • Line/Phoenix Islands (Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury)
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Marquesas Islands
  • Marshall Islands, Republic of (Majuro, Kwajalein, Eniwetok)
  • Micronesia, Fed.States of (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk,Yap,Caroline Islands)
  • Midway Island
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia & Deps. (Noumea, Loyalty Islands)
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian)
  • Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima)
  • Palau, Republic of
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)
  • Samoa, American (Pago Pago)
  • Samoa (Apia)
  • Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, New Georgia,Tulagi)
  • Tasmania
  • Tokelau Islands (Fakaofu, Atafu, Union)
  • Tonga (Nukualofa)
  • Tuvalu (Ellice Island, Funafuti, Vaitapu)
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides Islands)
  • Wake Island
  • Wallis & Futuna Islands
NORTH AMERICA (6)
  • Alaska
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Prince Edward Island
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • United States (Continental)
CENTRAL AMERICA (7)
  • Belize (British Honduras)
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
SOUTH AMERICA (14)
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana (British Guiana)
  • Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island)
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname (Netherlands Guiana)
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
CARIBBEAN (30)
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada & Deps. (Carriacou, Grenadines)
  • Guadeloupe & Deps. (Marie Galante)
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saba & Sint Eustatius
  • Saint-Barthélemy
  • Saint-Martin (France)
  • San Andres & Providencia
  • Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)
  • Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
ATLANTIC OCEAN (14)
  • Ascension
  • Azores Islands
  • Bermuda
  • Canary Islands
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fernando de Noronha
  • Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
  • Iceland
  • Madeira
  • South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
  • St. Helena
  • Tristan da Cunha
EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN (68)
  • Aland Islands (Mariehamn)
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca)
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Corsica
  • Crete
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus, British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri & Dhekelia
  • Cyprus, Republic
  • Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greek Aegean Islands (Cyclades, Dodecanese,
    Northern Aegean Islands)
  • Guernsey & Deps. (Alderney, Herm, Sark, Channel Islands)
  • Hungary
  • Ionian Islands (Corfu, etc.)
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Ireland, Northern (Ulster)
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey (Channel Islands)
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kosovo
  • Lampedusa
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)
  • Srpska
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Transnistria (Pridnestrovie)
  • Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican City
  • Wales
ANTARCTICA (7)
  • Argentine Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula)
  • Australian Antarctic Territory (Mawson, Davis, Macquarie, Heard)
  • British Antarctic Territory (Graham Land, South Orkney, South Shetland)
  • Chilean Antarctic Territory (Antarctic Peninsula)
  • French Southern & Antarctic Lands (Adélie Land, Kerguelen, Amsterdam, St. Paul, Crozet, Îles Éparses)
  • Norwegian Dependencies (Queen Maud Land, Bouvet)
  • New Zealand Antarctica (Ross Dependency)
AFRICA (55)
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin (Dahomey)
  • Botswana (Bechuanaland)
  • Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
  • Burundi (Urundi)
  • Cabinda
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt in Africa
  • Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni)
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana (Gold Coast, British Togoland)
  • Guinea (French Guinea)
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho (Basutoland)
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malawi (Nyasaland)
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Morocco,Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia (Italian Somaliland)
  • Somaliland (British)
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania (Tanganyika)
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara (Spanish Sahara)
  • Zambia (No. Rhodesia)
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe (So. Rhodesia)
MIDDLE EAST (21)
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Ajman
  • Bahrain
  • Dubai
  • Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)
  • Fujairah
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sharjah
  • Syria
  • Umm Al Qaiwain
  • Yemen
INDIAN OCEAN (15)
  • Andaman-Nicobar Islands
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago, Diego Garcia)
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Comoros (Anjouan, Moheli, Grand Comoro)
  • Lakshadweep
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius & Dependencies (Agalega, St. Brandon)
  • Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)
  • Reunion & Dependencies (Tromelin, Glorioso)
  • Rodrigues Island
  • Seychelles
  • Socotra
  • Zil Elwannyen Sesel (Aldabra, Farquhar, Amirante Islands)
ASIA (51)
  • Abkhazia
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia (Yerevan)
  • Azerbaijan (Baku)
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China, People’s Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hainan Island
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia (Java)
  • Japan
  • Jeju Island (South Korea)
  • Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
  • Kashmir
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali,Timor, Indonesia)
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maluku Islands
  • Mongolia, Republic
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nakhchivan
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Papua (Irian Jaya)
  • Philippines
  • Russia in Asia (incl. Siberia)
  • Sabah (North Borneo)
  • Sarawak
  • Sikkim
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
  • Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)
  • Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • Taiwan. R.O.C.
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir)
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
This list has widespread recognition as the standard of countries and territories that are of significant interest, as distinct destinations, to serious travelers.