You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline — it helps
if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at
the very least you need a beer.
— Frank Zappa
By popular demand, I now use ISO 3166 as my reference, but still use common names when they are better known than the official ones. I include a country if it existed at the time I was there. Unless needed for disambiguation, I leave off "Republic of" and other prefixes.
Albania France Laos (Lao PDR) Singapore Algeria Germany Liechtenstein Slovakia Australia Gibraltar Macau Slovenia Austria Greece Macedonia (FYROM) South Korea (KOR) Belgium Hong Kong Malaysia Soviet Union Bermuda Hungary Mexico Spain Bulgaria Iceland Monaco Switzerland Canada India Morocco Syria China Indonesia Nepal Thailand Croatia (Hrvatska) Ireland Netherlands Tunisia Cuba Israel Philippines Turkey Czech Republic Italy Poland UK DDR (East Germany) Jamaica Portugal United States Dominican Republic Japan Romania Vatican Egypt Jordan Russian Federation Vietnam
Places where I got stuck in the transit lounge at the airport, walked across the border without a visa, or passed through on the train with a transit visa.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) Burma (MMR) Mongolia North Korea (PRK)
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