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Great Seal Presidential Foreign Travels

Last Update: June 30, 1999


Preface

Visits Abroad of the Presidents of the United States, 1906-1997, prepared by the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, presents basic information concerning trips taken outside the United States by the President of the United States. It includes the first visit abroad, made by President Theodore Roosevelt, through President William Clinton's foreign travels in December 1997.

Entries cover all official visits to foreign countries made by U.S. Presidents during their tenure as President or President-elect. They also include instances of unofficial travel to foreign countries by a President or President-elect for vacation purposes, when information concerning such visits is available.  Coverage, however, does not include Presidential trips to U.S. territories overseas, days spent at sea in international waters, or stops at uninhabited islands.

Entries include the name of the President, the country and the city (locale) or dependent area visited, the inclusive dates of the visit, and highlights relating to each visit. When a locale is mentioned for a dependent area, the dependent area appears in parentheses.  When multiple locales appear, they are in the order visited.  Under the highlights section the characterization of a visit as "state," "official," "informal," or "private" is given on the basis of official announcements at the time. A state or official visit is one made at the invitation of a foreign chief of state. Visits made as President-elect are indicated in brackets in the highlights section of that entry.

The visits are listed in two separate sections: (1) chronologically by President and (2) alphabetically by host country. In the first, dates indicated for each President are for the President's complete tenure in office. In the second, visits to dependent territories are included under the country having sovereignty over the territory at the time of the visit. For example, visits to Bermuda are found under the United Kingdom. In the country section, entries for countries that no longer exist have been moved under the name of the successor state and cross references provided as needed. In the entries under the Presidents, the name of the country as it was at the time of the visit has been retained.  The names and spellings of cities in both sections remain as they were at the time of the visit.

The data presented here was collected by Evan M. Duncan of the Special Projects Division, Office of the Historian, and prepared for electronic publication by and James N. McElveen, Vicki E. Futscher, and Rita Baker.


Alphabetical List by President

Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert C. Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
      John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
William J. Clinton, III
  


Alphabetical List by Destination

Afghanistan
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China, People's Republic of
China, Republic of
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Finland
France
The Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Kuwait
Latvia
Liberia
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Martinique
Mexico
Morocco
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestinian Authority
Panama
 
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain
Suriname
Switzerland
Syria
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam, South
Yugoslavia


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