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Which side of the road to drive on in each country [infographic]

Right or left? Your questions are answered in one simple infographic.

Hiring a car while on holiday affords you the flexibility to travel at your own pace while soaking up the local scenery.

One of the first questions that might come to mind when choosing to hire a car is “Which side of the road do they drive on?” While the majority travel to the right, many countries that were British colonies, including Australia, take to the left side of the road.

Even if you're not driving while on holiday, knowing which side of the road cars drive is a handy tool to have as a pedestrian. Especially as an Aussie adjusting to looking to the left first, instead of the right, before crossing the road.

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Countries and the side of the road they drive on

Right or left? Here's what side each UN recognised country takes to on the road.

Country
Road traffic
Afghanistan
Right
Albania
Right
Algeria
Right
Andorra
Right
Angola
Right
Antigua and Barbuda
Left
Argentina
Right
Armenia
Right
Australia
Left
Austria
Right
Azerbaijan
Right
Bahamas
Left
Bahrain
Right
Bangladesh
Left
Barbados
Left
Belarus
Right
Belgium
Right
Belize
Right
Benin
Right
Bhutan
Left
Bolivia
Right
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Right
Botswana
Left
Brazil
Right
Brunei
Left
Bulgaria
Right
Burkina Faso
Right
Burundi
Right
Cambodia
Right
Cameroon
Right
Canada
Right
Cape Verde
Right
Central African Republic
Right
Chad
Right
Chile
Right
China
Right (mainland China) Left (Hong Kong, Macau)
Colombia
Right
Comoros
Right
Congo
Right
Costa Rica
Right
Croatia
Right
Cuba
Right
Cyprus
Left
Czech Republic
Right
Côte d'Ivoire
Right
Democratic Republic of Congo
Right
Denmark
Right
Djibouti
Right
Dominica
Left
Dominican Republic
Right
East Timor
Left
Ecuador
Right
Egypt
Right
El Salvador
Right
Equatorial Guinea
Right
Eritrea
Right
Estonia
Right
Ethiopia
Right
Fiji
Left
Finland
Right
France
Right
Gabon
Right
Gambia
Right
Georgia
Right
Germany
Right
Ghana
Right
Greece
Right
Grenada
Left
Guatemala
Right
Guinea
Right
Guinea-Bissau
Right
Guyana
Left
Haiti
Right
Honduras
Right
Hungary
Right
Iceland
Right
India
Left
Indonesia
Left
Iran
Right
Iraq
Right
Ireland
Left
Israel
Right
Italy
Right
Jamaica
Left
Japan
Left
Jordan
Right
Kazakhstan
Right
Kenya
Left
Kiribati
Left
Kuwait
Right
Kyrgyzstan
Right
Laos
Right
Latvia
Right
Lebanon
Right
Lesotho
Left
Liberia
Right
Libya
Right
Liechtenstein
Right
Lithuania
Right
Luxembourg
Right
Macedonia
Right
Madagascar
Right
Malawi
Left
Malaysia
Left
Maldives
Left
Mali
Right
Malta
Left
Marshall Islands
Right
Mauritania
Right
Mauritius
Left
Mexico
Right
Micronesia
Right
Moldova
Right
Monaco
Right
Mongolia
Right
Montenegro
Right
Morocco
Right
Mozambique
Left
Myanmar
Right
Namibia
Left
Nauru
Left
Nepal
Left
Netherlands
Right
New Zealand
Left
Nicaragua
Right
Niger
Right
Nigeria
Right
North Korea and South Korea
Right
Norway
Right
Oman
Right
Pakistan
Left
Palau
Right
Palestine
Right
Panama
Right
Papua New Guinea
Left
Paraguay
Right
Peru
Right
Philippines
Right
Poland
Right
Portugal
Right
Qatar
Right
Romania
Right
Russia
Right
Rwanda
Right
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Left
Saint Lucia
Left
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Left
Samoa
Left
San Marino
Right
Saudi Arabia
Right
Senegal
Right
Serbia
Right
Seychelles
Left
Sierra Leone
Right
Singapore
Left
Slovakia
Right
Slovenia
Right
Solomon Islands
Left
Somalia
Right
South Africa
Left
South Sudan
Right
Spain
Right
Sri Lanka
Left
Sudan
Right
Suriname
Left
Swaziland
Left
Sweden
Right
Switzerland
Right
Syria
Right
São Tomé and Príncipe
Right
Taiwan
Right
Tajikistan
Right
Tanzania
Left
Thailand
Left
Togo
Right
Tonga
Left
Trinidad and Tobago
Left
Tunisia
Right
Turkey
Right
Turkmenistan
Right
Tuvalu
Left
Uganda
Left
Ukraine
Right
United Arab Emirates
Right
United Kingdom
Left
United States
Right
Uruguay
Right
Uzbekistan
Right
Vanuatu
Right
Venezuela
Right
Vietnam
Right
Yemen
Right
Zambia
Left
Zimbabwe
Left

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