Countries & Criteria – DanVenture Travels

DanVenture Travels

A question I get asked often is “How many countries have you visited?” Since many people have different definitions of visiting a country, I thought I would share my 4 ‘criteria’ for counting a country as one visited – your opinion might differ.

Some people will count physically being in a country as having visited a country, but I do not. For example, if you are using airlines like Emirates or Ethiopian Airlines to get from one place to another via their hubs, you will most likely spend a few hours transiting from one aircraft to the next in the UAE or Ethiopia. You will physically be in those countries, but you aren’t visiting the countries.

1) Pass through immigration. In the past, you would receive a passport stamp every time you went through immigration. More & more countries are choosing not to use passport stamps anymore so you might…

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