What is Visabug?

Visabug helps travellers find great destinations for their next trip by combining their travel interests with their passports.

What makes Visabug unique?

Visabug helps travellers find great destinations for their next trip by combining their travel interests with their visa requirements.

First, Visabug shows you places that you can visit easily, given your passport and visa requirements. Then, Visabug lets you filter to find destinations that are unique to your interests.

For example, with Visabug, you can find “places that don’t require a visa for Americans, are good for hiking and have cheap flights, and warm weather”.

Every day, Visabug analyzes 238 countries and 1,500 of the most popular cities to get over a million data points to help travellers find unique destinations.

Where do you get the data from?

Visabug collects data from across the internet and makes it available in a single place. This data includes:

  • A database of visa requirements for every country, fetched from the Government of Canada and SmartTraveller.
  • Country data such as flights, exchange rates, and overall safety. This is gathered from the UN and World Health Organizations websites.
  • City data such as local attractions, cost of living, and utilities (internet, data). This is fetched from Google, Wikipedia, Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor, and others.
  • Images are found using Unsplash's Developer API.

Data is fetched every day to keep information up-to-date and accurate.

Do you have an API?

I'm actually considering exposing an API that allows anyone to get up-to-date information on countries, cities and more. I currently have information on:

  • Visa statuses between any two countries
  • Information on popular cities including cost of living, hotel prices, and human-readable tags
  • Tipping culture, pollution levels, available ride-sharing servies, and more.

This RESTful API may have a free and paid tier. If you are interested in beta-testing an API, send me an email with some more information on what you would use it for.

Who is behind this website?

I'm Tilo and I built this site in my spare time to help others and because building stuff is cool.

Why did you build this?

I'm a pretty avid traveller. In the last 5 years, I've visited 20 countries across 4 continents. I wanted a better way to search for my next adventure.

I combined this with a need in the market of having a site where people could go to find out where they could travel. I'm Canadian, so I have a pretty powerful passport. However, some of my friends and family had foreign passports and it made it tougher for them to find accessible locations. This site combines travel interests with passport options to make it easier to find good destinations.

I want to get in touch

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