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International travel plug adapter guide

Electronics have become an essential must pack item for most of us when travelling. There’s nothing worse than that low battery warning on your smartphone when working out directions or posting holiday snaps or plug in that hair dryer you’ll need to know if they are compatible with the voltage and plug type in the country or region you’re travelling to.

If the voltage and plug type differs from the one we use here in the UK you will need an adapter or a converter – or maybe both. To make it nice and easy we’ve collated a list of the most popular travel adapters used per country and region, along with helpful illustrations.

A little more information

It’s a minefield out there when it comes to travel adapters from USB travel adapters, voltage converters, differing plug types, wireless adapters, dual travel adapter/converters and even universal travel adapters. Choosing what is right for you depends on your needs.

A word of warning, unless you want a very sad smartphone or laptop for the rest of your trip you may need a transformer that can convert the voltage safely, as well as an adapter if the plug type is different from the UK. However, you can get an adapter and travel converter combo unit and in most instances adapters are capable of handling voltage between 100v – 240v. But to make sure you can check on the adapter itself as it will be marked there.

Some plug types are used across wider regions. A European plug will typically be a type C, whereas a US plug type will typically be a type A. However, in Asia you will find that different plug types will be used across the different countries. These are broad rules and to be safe and prepared you are better off understanding exactly which plug type is used in the region you are travelling to. Check out our handy list:

Country / Region Adapter plug Type in Country / Region Voltage in Country / Region
Abu Dhabi G 230 V
Afghanistan C, F 220 V
Albania C, F 230 V
Algeria C, F 230 V
American Samoa A, B, F, I 120 V
Andorra C, F 230 V
Angola C 220 V
Anguilla A, B 110 V
Antigua & Barbuda A, B 230 V
Argentina C, I 220 V
Armenia C, F 230 V
Aruba A, B, F 120 V
Australia I 230 V
Austria C, F 230 V
Azerbaijan C, F 220 V
Azores B, C, F 230 V
Bahamas A, B 120 V
Bahrain G 230 V
Balearic Islands C, F 230 V
Bangladesh A, C, D, G, K 220 V
Barbados A, B 115 V
Belarus C, F 220 V
Belgium C, E 230 V
Belize A, B, G 110 V / 220 V
Benin C, E 220 V
Bermuda A, B 120 V
Bhutan C, D, G 230 V
Bolivia A, C 230 V
Bonaire A, C 127 V
Bosnia & Herzegovina C, F 230 V
Botswana D, G 230 V
Brazil C, N 127 V / 220 V
British Virgin Islands A, B 110 V
Brunei G 240 V
Bulgaria C, F 230 V
Burkina Faso C, E 220 V
Burma/Myanmar A, C, D, G, I 230 V
Burundi C, E 220 V
Cambodia A, C, G 230 V
Cameroon C, E 220 V
Canada A, B 120 V
Canary Islands C, E, F 230 V
Cape Verde C, F 230 V
Cayman Islands A, B 120 V
Central African Republic C, E 220 V
Chad C, D, E, F 220 V
Channel Islands C, G 230 V
Chile C, L 220 V
China A, C, I 220 V
Christmas Island I 230 V
Cocos Islands I 230 V
Colombia A, B 110 V
Comoros C, E 220 V
Congo, Democratic Republic C, D, E 220 V
Congo C, E 230 V
Cook Islands I 240 V
Costa Rica A, B 120 V
Ivory Coast C, E 220 V
Croatia C, F 230 V
Cuba A, B, C, L 110 V / 220 V
Curaçao A, B 127 V
Cyprus G 230 V
Cyprus, North G 230 V
Czech Republic C, E 230 V
Denmark C, E, F, K 230 V
Djibouti C, E 220 V
Dominica D, G 230 V
Dominican Republic A, B 120 V
Dubai G 230 V
East Timor C, E, F, I 220 V
Ecuador A, B 120 V
Egypt C, F 220 V
El Salvador A, B 120 V
England G 230 V
Equatorial Guinea C, E 220 V
Eritrea C, L 230 V
Estonia C, F 230 V
Ethiopia C, F 220 V
Faeroe Islands C, E, F, K 230 V
Falkland Islands G 240 V
Fiji I 240 V
Finland C, F 230 V
France C, E 230 V
French Guiana C, D, E 220 V
Gabon C 220 V
Gambia G 230 V
Gaza Strip C, H 230 V
Georgia C, F 220 V
Germany C, F 230 V
Ghana D, G 230 V
Gibraltar G 230 V
Great Britain G 230 V
Greece C, F 230 V
Greenland C, E, F, K 230 V
Grenada G 230 V
Guadeloupe C, E 230 V
Guam A, B 110 V
Guatemala A, B 120 V
Guinea C, F, K 220 V
Guinea-Bissau C 220 V
Guyana A, B, D, G 120 V / 240 V
Haiti A, B 110 V
Honduras A, B 120 V
Hong Kong G 220 V
Hungary C, F 230 V
Iceland C, F 230 V
India C, D, M 230 V
Indonesia C, F 230 V
Iran C, F 230 V
Iraq C, D, G 230 V
Ireland G 230 V
Ireland, Northern G 230 V
Isle of Man C, G 230 V
Israel C, H 230 V
Italy C, F, L 230 V
Jamaica A, B 110 V
Japan A, B 100 V
Jordan C, D, F, G, J 230 V
Kazakhstan C, F 220 V
Kenya G 240 V
Kiribati I 240 V
Korea, North C 220 V
Korea, South C, F 220 V
Kosovo C, F 230 V
Kuwait G 240 V
Kyrgyzstan C, F 220 V
Laos A, B, C, E, F 230 V
Latvia C, F 230 V
Lebanon C, D, G 230 V
Lesotho M 220 V
Liberia A, B 120 V
Libya C, L 230 V
Liechtenstein C, J 230 V
Lithuania C, F 230 V
Luxembourg C, F 230 V
Macau G 220 V
Macedonia C, F 230 V
Madagascar C, E 220 V
Madeira C, F 230 V
Malawi G 230 V
Malaysia G 240 V
Maldives C, D, G, J, K, L 230 V
Mali C, E 220 V
Malta G 230 V
Marshall Islands A, B 120 V
Martinique C, D, E 220 V
Mauritania C 220 V
Mauritius C, G 230 V
Mayotte C, E 230 V
Mexico A, B 127 V
Micronesia A, B 120 V
Moldova C, F 230 V
Monaco C, E, F 230 V
Mongolia C, E 230 V
Montenegro C, F 230 V
Montserrat A, B 230 V
Morocco C, E 220 V
Mozambique C, F, M 220 V
Namibia D, M 220 V
Nauru I 240 V
Nepal C, D, M 230 V
Netherlands C, F 230 V
New Caledonia C, F 220 V
New Zealand I 230 V
Nicaragua A 120 V
Niger C, D, E, F 220 V
Nigeria D, G 230 V
Niue I 230 V
Norfolk Island I 230 V
North Cyprus G 230 V
Northern Ireland G 230 V
North Korea C 220 V
Norway C, F 230 V
Oman G 240 V
Pakistan C, D 230 V
Palau A, B 120 V
Palestine C, H 230 V
Panama A, B 120 V
Papua New Guinea I 240 V
Paraguay C 220 V
Peru A, C 220 V
Philippines A, B, C 220 V
Pitcairn Islands I 230 V
Poland C, E 230 V
Portugal C, F 230 V
Puerto Rico A, B 120 V
Qatar G 240 V
Réunion C, E 230 V
Romania C, F 230 V
Russia C, F 220 V
Rwanda C, J 230 V
Saba A, B 110 V
Saint Barthélemy C, E 230 V
Saint Kitts and Nevis D, G 230 V
Saint Lucia G 230 V
Saint Martin C, E 220 V
Saint Helena G 230 V
Sint Eustatius A, B, C, F 110 V / 220 V
Sint Maarten A, B 110 V
Saint Vincent & Grenadines A, B, G 110 V / 230 V
Samoa I 230 V
San Marino C, F, L 230 V
São Tomé & Príncipe C, F 230 V
Saudi Arabia G 230 V
Scotland G 230 V
Senegal C, D, E, K 230 V
Serbia C, F 230 V
Seychelles G 240 V
Sierra Leone D, G 230 V
Singapore G 230 V
Slovakia C, E 230 V
Slovenia C, F 230 V
Solomon Islands G, I 230 V
Somalia C 220 V
Somaliland C 220 V
South Africa C, D, M, N 230 V
South Korea C, F 220 V
South Sudan C, D 230 V
Spain C, F 230 V
Sri Lanka D, G 230 V
Sudan C, D 230 V
Suriname A, B, C, F 127 V / 230 V
Swaziland M 230 V
Sweden C, F 230 V
Switzerland C, J 230 V
Syria C, E, L 220 V
Tahiti C, E 220 V
Taiwan A, B 110 V
Tajikistan C, F 220 V
Tanzania D, G 230 V
Thailand A, B, C, O 230 V
Togo C 220 V
Tokelau I 230 V
Tonga I 240 V
Trinidad & Tobago A, B 115 V
Tunisia C, E 230 V
Turkey C, F 230 V
Turkmenistan C, F 220 V
Turks & Caicos Islands A, B 120 V
Tuvalu I 230 V
Uganda G 240 V
Ukraine C, F 230 V
United Arab Emirates G 230 V
United Kingdom G 230 V
United States of America A, B 120 V
United States Virgin Islands A, B 110 V
Uruguay C, F, L 220 V
Uzbekistan C, F 220 V
Vanuatu I 230 V
Vatican City C, F, L 230 V
Venezuela A, B 120 V
Vietnam A, C, D 220 V
Virgin Islands, British A, B 110 V
Virgin Islands, United States A, B 110 V
Wales G 230 V
Yemen A, D, G 230 V
Zambia C, D, G 230 V
Zimbabwe D, G 240 V