The hardest countries to visit around the world have been revealed, in regards to visa entries and strict laws.
Despite travel never being more accessible for Britons, many countries still restrict foreigners from entering as they rule under state laws.
The hardest country in the world to enter is Eritrea, a Northeast African country.
It remains one of the most secretive states in the world due to high restrictions on entry, after winning independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
Nationals from all counties must have a visa, and they aren’t always easy to get.
Some applicants can have their visa request cancelled multiple times for no reason, with only citizens from Kenya and Uganda excluded from visas.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, North Korea makes the list for one of the hardest countries to enter.
The totalitarian state is under communist rule, prohibiting social media and news sites from the outside world. The territory has also been accused of human rights abuses by those who flee the country.
Travellers are unable to tour without a guide when in the country, due to the restrictions on what visitors are allowed to see.
Tensions are high between Trump and Kim Jong-un, in light of recent missile testings.
The country, bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, has remained stable after independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
The country is still in a state of impoverishment, with social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube blocked.
A letter of invitation must be given to anyone heading to the area, and paying for a local tour company can help travellers to be accepted into the country.
Otherwise, for those staying on the mainland, a five-day transit visa can be acquired.
Iran remains a spot that British travellers may choose avoid due to its strict laws, despite many beautiful spots and Persian culture.
Visa processes can be a long, with tourist visas on arrival often denied.
Travellers from America, Canada, and Britain may face restrictions, whilst Israeli citizens and anyone with a passport connection to Israel are denied entry.
Many tourists flock to Saudia Arabia to visit the birthplace of Islam despite the strict Islamic law in the country.
Tourist visas were suspended in 2010, meaning that advance visas must be a business or student visa.
Those entering for less than 18 hours do not need to get one, and women must be met by a sponsor on arrival.
The Buddhist kingdom has laws that ensure 60 per cent of the land must remain forested, making it the only carbon-negative place in the world – meaning it absorbs more greenhouse gases than it emits.
Travellers who want to see it face a steep $250 fee a day to visit, which includes accommodation, transportation, food and a guide.
A visa must also always be issued before travelling, as well as trips through Bhutanese travel operators.
Only travellers from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives are excluded from the visa application process.
The country in Southern Africa has Portuguese influences, which attract visitors to the region, despite the 27-year civil war that plagued the country after its independence.
The strict visa regulations of the country mean it is hard for travellers to enter.
Excluding citizens of Namibia, all foreign nationals must get a visa before travelling into the country. This even includes an international vaccination certificate.
Found in the Central Pacific, the tiny island is a difficult one to travel to geographically.
Luckily, travellers from the EU are included in the 68 countries that aren’t required to get a visa upon entering.
What makes a visa difficult for those who require one is finding one of the foreign embassies in the world.
The only Kiribati embassy in Europe is found in Llanddewi Rhydderch, a village in Wales.
This story was originally published in express Entry posted By Kara Godfrey