List of people by number of countries visited

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This is a list of people by number of countries visited. The term country sometimes includes unrecognized states, islands groups and other special territories.


Person Date Countries visited Notes
Kashi Samaddar 1995 - 2009 195-196 Visited all 194 sovereign states plus Taiwan between 1995 and 2008. Later completed visiting all countries, states, territorries & Atolls on 9 July 2011 at South Sudan and also certified as most travelled person of the World.
Graham-Hughes 2.jpg Graham Hughes January 2009 - December 2012 193-195 193 UN member states and non-member state of Vatican City, as well as the partially recognized non-member states of Palestine, Western Sahara, Kosovo, and Taiwan. He counted United Kingdom as four countries.[1] Guinness certified him for all 193 UN member countries.
Chris Guillebeau in sepia.jpg Chris Guillebeau 2002 - Abril 2013 193 American entrepreneur, non-fiction author and blogger that decided to travel to every country in the world by age 35. He wrote extensively about the experiences of his travellings on his personal blog.
John Bougen
James Irving
28 August 2002 - 12 February 2003 191 Two New Zealanders who attempted to visit all the world's sovereign countries in existence at the time in six months, raising money for charity. They visited all but two countries: Afghanistan and São Tomé and Príncipe.[2][3]
JohannesPaul2-portrait.jpg Pope John Paul II 1978 - 2005 129 He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate.
Cropped rte.JPG Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 2003–present 93 Turkish Prime Minister has visited 93 countries during has time in the office.[4]
Jose Miguel Redondo (Sele) 2000 - June 2014 83 83 countries.[5] Sele is one of the most important spanish travel bloggers ( He travelled on his own to 83 countries from 2000 to 2014, including North Korea.
Harry Lee McGinnis 1992 - March 2008 66 66 countries.[6]
Dumitru Dan.jpg Dumitru Dan 1910 - 1923 76 He crossed five continents over three oceans, through 76 countries and over 1,500 cities, wearing out 497 pairs of shoes.
Dr Tim Killeen 1993–present 63 British adventurer has visited 63 countries to date including overland trips across North America and Eurasia and circumnavigating the globe westwards without flying 2010-2012.
Matt Harding in Tokyo 1.JPG Matt Harding 2005–Present 80+ He has filmed several videos with his travels.[7] See details in Where the Hell is Matt?
Michael Palin 1980–Present 77+ As part of numerous travel documentaries.

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