45 (or 56, or 78) countries I've been to

Jeff Schwartz had a list like this with 22 countries and Dave Roberts shows 38 countries. Of course the comparison isn't fair, as I don't have to cross any oceans to make this list a little longer. (and here is the list of the provinces that I have already visited).

According to the TCC (the Travelers' Century Club), Hainan, Bali, Scotland, Wales, Srpska, Madeira, the Canaries, Sicily, the Ionian Islands, the Dodecanesos and Asian (or European) Turkey are additionally termed "countries", so that I could count 56 countries, still a long way off the 100 needed for membership of that club.

If flying over the country is also allowed, there are an additional 19 countries on my list, 22 if I can also include Sumatra, the Nicobar Islands and the Cocos Islands.

My mother's list is even longer.

  1. België (1961)
  2. Luxembourg (??)
  3. Nederland (??)
  4. France (1975)
  5. United Kingdom (1977)
  6. Deutschland (1979)
  7. Österreich (1983)
  8. Magyarorszag (1983)
  9. Suisse (1988)
  10. Italia (1988)
  11. Yugoslavia - Hrvatska (1988)
  12. Ellada (1988)
  13. Malta (1988)
  14. Tunisie (1988)
  15. Kybros (1990)
  16. Israel (1990)
  17. Palestina (1990)
  18. Misr (1990)
  19. Eire (1991)
  20. Monaco (1993)
  21. Ceski (1993)
  22. Turkye (1994)
  23. Ukraina (1994)
  24. Bulgaria (1994)
  25. Portugal (1995)
  26. Polska (1999)
  27. España (2001)
  28. al Magrib (2003)
  29. Danmark (2004)
  30. Sverige (2004)
  31. Slovenija (2006)
  32. Citta del Vaticano (2006)
  33. Andorra (2008)
  34. United States of America (2010)
  35. Bosnia & Herzegovina (2011)
  36. Russia (2012)
  37. China (2012)
  38. United Arab Emirates (2013)
  39. Malaysia (2013)
  40. Indonesia (2013)
  41. Norge (2015)
  42. Bharat (2015)
  43. Slovensko (2022)
  44. Australia (2024)
  45. New Zealand / Aotaroa (2024)
  46. If airspace is allowed:
    Canada(2011)
  47. Belarus (2012)
  48. Mongolia (2012)
  49. Serbia (2013)
  50. Iraq (2013)
  51. Qatar (2013)
  52. Iran (2013)
  53. Pakistan (2013)
  54. Nicobar Island: flying over on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Abu Dhabi
  55. Myanmar (2013)
  56. Thailand (2013)
  57. Oman (2013)
  58. Romania (2013)
  59. Estonia (2014)
  60. Lithuania (2014)
  61. Montenegro (2024)
  62. Shqipeira (2024)
  63. Saudi Arabia (2024)
  64. Sri Lanka (2024)
  65. Cocos Islands (2024)


Written 2000-07-07 - last update 2024-05-07

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