List of state visits made by Queen Elizabeth II

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Overseas trips made by Elizabeth II

Since acceding to the thrones in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has undertaken a number of state and official visits[1] as well as trips throughout the Commonwealth, making her the most widely travelled head of state in history. As the sovereign of more than one independent state, Elizabeth II has represented both Canada and the United Kingdom on state visits, though the former on just two occasions. For the countries where Elizabeth is sovereign, other than the United Kingdom, the relevant governor-general will usually carry out state visits on the Queen's behalf.

As Queen of Canada[edit]

Date Country Cities visited Host
October 1957  United States[2][3][4][5][6] New York City President Eisenhower
27 June and 6 July 1959  United States[4][6] Massena,[7] Chicago Vice President Nixon, Governor Stratton

As Queen of the United Kingdom[edit]

Date Country Cities visited Host
29–30 November 1953  Panama Panama City President José Antonio Remón Cantera[8]
1 May 1954  Libya Tobruk King Idris[9]
24–26 June 1955  Norway Oslo King Haakon VII
8–10 June 1956  Sweden Stockholm King Gustaf VI Adolf[10]
18–21 February 1957  Portugal Lisbon President Lopes
8–11 April 1957  France Paris, Lille[11] President Coty
21–23 May 1957  Denmark Copenhagen King Frederick IX
October 1957  United States[12][13][14] New York City President Eisenhower
25–27 March 1958  Netherlands Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam, The Hague[15][16][17] Queen Juliana
26 February – 1 March 1961    Nepal Kathmandu King Mahendra
2–6 March 1961 State flag of Iran 1964-1980.svg Iran Tehran, Isfahan, Persepolis[18] Shah Pahlavi
2–5 May 1961  Italy Rome, Naples, Venice, Florence, Turin[19][20] President Gronchi
5 May 1961  Vatican City Pope John XXIII
23 November 1961  Liberia Monrovia President Tubman
1–8 February 1965  Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Asmara, Gondar[21] Emperor Haile Selassie
8–12 February 1965  Sudan Khartoum, Al-Ubayyid[22] President al-Mahi
18–28 May 1965  West Germany Bonn, Munich, Hamburg[23][24][25] President Lübke
27 May 1965  West Berlin West Berlin[26] Mayor Brandt
9–13 May 1966  Belgium Brussels, Antwerp[27] King Baudouin
5–11 November 1968  Brazil Recife, Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro[28] President Costa e Silva
11–18 November 1968  Chile Santiago, Valparaíso[29] President Frei
5–10 May 1969  Austria Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck President Jonas
18–25 October 1971  Turkey Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Gallipoli[30] President Sunay
10–15 February 1972  Thailand Bangkok King Bhumibol Adulyadej
13–14 March 1972  Maldives Malé, Gan President Nasir
15–19 May 1972  France Paris President Pompidou
17–21 October 1972  Yugoslavia Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Zagreb[31][32][33] President Tito
15–22 March 1974  Indonesia Jakarta President Suharto
24 February – 1 March 1975  Mexico Mexico City, Cozumel, Oaxaca, Mérida, Tizimín, Veracruz[34] President Echeverría
7–12 May 1975  Japan Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Ise[35][36][37] Emperor Hirohito
25–28 May 1976  Finland Helsinki President Kekkonen
6–11 July 1976  United States Philadelphia, Washington, New York, New Haven, Charlottesville, Providence, Boston[38] President Ford
8–12 November 1976  Luxembourg Grand Duke Jean
10 February 1977  Western Samoa Apia Malietoa Tanumafili II
22–26 May 1978  West Germany Bonn, Mainz, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Kiel[39][40] President Scheel
26 May 1978  West Berlin West Berlin[39][40][41] Mayor Stobbe
12–14 February 1979  Kuwait Kuwait City Emir Jaber III
14–17 February 1979  Bahrain Emir Isa
17–20 February 1979  Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Dhahran[42] King Khalid
21–24 February 1979  Qatar Emir Khalifa
24–27 February 1979  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai[42] Emir Zayed
28 February – 2 March 1979  Oman Muscat,[43] Nizwa[44] Sultan Qaboos
16 May 1979  Denmark Copenhagen, Aalborg[45] Queen Margrethe II
19–22 July 1979  Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Zanzibar City[46] President Nyerere
22–25 July 1979  Malawi Lilongwe, Blantyre[47] President Banda
25–27 July 1979  Botswana Gaborone[48] President Khama
27 July – 4 August 1979  Zambia Lusaka, Luangwa[49] President Kaunda
29 April – 2 May 1980  Switzerland Zurich, Basel[50] President Chevallaz
14–17 October 1980  Italy Rome, Genoa, Naples, Pompeii, Palermo[51] President Pertini
17 October 1980  Vatican City Pope John Paul II
21–23 October 1980  Tunisia Tunis, Borj El Amri[52] President Bourguiba
25–27 October 1980  Algeria Algiers President Chadli
27–30 October 1980  Morocco Rabat, Marrakech, Casablanca[53] King Hassan II
5–8 May 1981  Norway Oslo King Olav V
21–25 October 1981  Sri Lanka Colombo President Jayewardene
17–22 February 1983  Mexico[54] Acapulco, Lázaro Cárdenas, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz[55] President de la Madrid
26 February – 6 March 1983  United States San Diego, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Stanford, Palo Alto, Yosemite, Seattle[56] President Reagan
25–28 May 1983  Sweden Stockholm, Gothenburg[57] King Carl XVI Gustaf
10–14 November 1983  Kenya Nairobi, Thika, Nyeri[58] President Moi
14–17 November 1983  Bangladesh Dhaka, Bairagir Chala[59] President Chowdhury
17–26 November 1983  India New Delhi, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Poona, Devar Yamjal[60] President Singh
26–30 March 1984  Jordan Amman, Petra, Aqaba[61] King Hussein
25–29 March 1985  Portugal Lisbon, Evora, Oporto[62] President Eanes
17–21 February 1986    Nepal Kathmandu King Birendra
12–18 October 1986  People's Republic of China Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Kunming, Canton[63] President Li
26–27 May 1987  West Germany President von Weizsäcker[64]
4–5 July 1988  Netherlands The Hague, Amsterdam Queen Beatrix[65]
17–21 October 1988  Spain Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Majorca[66] King Juan Carlos
9–11 October 1989  Singapore President Wee
14–17 October 1989  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Yang di-Pertuan Agong Azlan Shah
25–27 June 1990  Iceland Reykjavík President Finnbogadóttir
23 November 1990  Germany Bonn, Weeze President von Weizsäcker[67]
14–26 May 1991  United States Washington, Arlington, Baltimore, Miami, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Saint Louis [68] President George H. W. Bush
8–10 October 1991  Namibia Windhoek, Oshakati[69] President Nujoma
10–15 October 1991  Zimbabwe Harare President Mugabe
8–10 May 1992  Malta President Tabone
9–12 June 1992  France Paris, Blois, Bordeaux[70] President Mitterrand
19–23 October 1992  Germany Bonn, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden[71] President von Weizsäcker
4–7 May 1993  Hungary Budapest, Kecskemét, Bugac[72] President Göncz
7 August 1993  Belgium Brussels (for King Baudouin's funerals) Albert, the Prince of Liège[73]
6 May 1994  France Calais President Mitterrand[74]
17–20 October 1994  Russia Moscow, St. Petersburg[75] President Yeltsin
19–25 March 1995  South Africa Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth[76] President Mandela
25–27 March 1996  Poland Warsaw President Kwaśniewski
27–29 March 1996  Czech Republic Prague, Brno[77] President Havel
28 October – 1 November 1996  Thailand Bangkok, Ayutthaya[78] King Bhumibol Adulyadej
6–12 October 1997  Pakistan Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Murree[79] President Leghari
12–18 October 1997  India New Delhi, Amritsar, Chennai, Kochi[79] President Narayanan
17–20 September 1998  Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
20–23 September 1998  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Yang di-Pertuan Agong Jaafar
11 November 1998  Belgium Ypres[80] King Albert II[81]
19–22 April 1999  South Korea Seoul, Andong[82] President Kim Dae-jung
16–19 October 2000  Italy Rome, Milan[83] President Ciampi
17 October 2000  Vatican City Pope John Paul II
30 May – 1 June 2001  Norway Oslo King Harald V
5–7 April 2004  France Paris, Toulouse[84] President Chirac
2 November 2004  Germany Berlin, Potsdam,[85] Düsseldorf[86] President Köhler
16–17 October 2006  Lithuania Vilnius[87] President Adamkus
18–19 October 2006  Latvia Riga[87] President Vike-Freiberga
19–20 October 2006  Estonia Tallinn[87] President Ilves
5 February 2007  Netherlands The Hague, Amsterdam[88] Queen Beatrix
3–8 May 2007  United States Washington, Richmond, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Lexington, Louisville, Greenbelt[89] President George W. Bush
11–12 July 2007  Belgium Brussels, Ypres, Laeken,[90] Wavre[91] King Albert II
13–16 May 2008  Turkey Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa[30] President Gül
21–22 October 2008  Slovenia Ljubljana, Kranj[92] President Tuerk
23–24 October 2008  Slovakia Bratislava, Starý Smokovec, Hrebienok, Poprad[93] President Gašparovič
24–25 November 2010  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Emir Khalifa
25–28 November 2010  Oman Muscat Sultan Qaboos
17–20 May 2011  Ireland Dublin, Kildare, Cashel, Cork[94] President McAleese
3 April 2014  Italy Rome President Napolitano
3 April 2014  Vatican City Pope Francis
5–7 June 2014  France Paris, Bayeux, Ouistreham[95] President Hollande

See also[edit]

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