World map highlighting countries visited by Ronald Reagan while president.

This is a list of international presidential trips made by Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. Ronald Reagan made 25 international trips to 26 different countries on four continents—Europe, Asia, North America, and South America—during his presidency, which began on January 20, 1981 and ended on January 20, 1989.[1]

The number of visits per country where he travelled are:


Dates Country Locations Details
1 January 5, 1981  Mexico Ciudad Juarez Met with President José López Portillo. (Visit made as President-elect.)
2 March 10–11, 1981  Canada Ottawa State visit. Met with Governor General Edward Schreyer and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Addressed parliament.
3 July 19–21, 1981  Canada Ottawa,
Attended the 7th G7 summit.
4 October 21–24, 1981  Mexico Cancun Attended the North–South Summit on International Cooperation and Development. Met with the heads of state and government of Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Guyana, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.


Dates Country Locations Details
5 April 7–8, 1982  Jamaica Kingston Official visit. Met with Prime Minister Edward Seaga.
April 8–11, 1982  Barbados Bridgetown Official visit. Met with the prime ministers of Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Christopher and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
6 June 2–7, 1982  France Paris State visit. Met with President François Mitterrand and Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.
June 5–6, 1982  France Versailles Attended the 8th G7 summit.
June 7, 1982  Italy Rome Met with President Sandro Pertini and Premier Giovanni Spadolini.
June 7, 1982   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope John Paul II.
June 7–9, 1982  United Kingdom London,
Windsor Castle
State visit. Met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Addressed Parliament.
June 9–11, 1982  West Germany Bonn State visit. Met with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and President Karl Carstens. Addressed the Bundestag and attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
June 11, 1982  West Germany West Berlin Met with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
7 October 8, 1982  Mexico Tijuana Exchange of visits with President-elect Miguel de la Madrid.
8 November 30 – December 3, 1982  Brazil Brasília,
São Paulo
Official working visit. Met with President João Figueiredo.
December 3, 1982  Colombia Bogota Official working visit. Met with President Belisario Betancur.
December 3–4, 1982  Costa Rica San José Official working visit. Met with President Luis Alberto Monge and President Álvaro Magaña of El Salvador.
December 4, 1982  Honduras San Pedro Sula Official working visit. Met with President Roberto Suazo Córdova and with Guatemalan President Efraín Ríos Montt.


Dates Country Locations Details
9 August 14, 1983  Mexico La Paz Informal meeting with President Miguel de la Madrid.
10 November 9–12, 1983  Japan Tokyo State visit. Met with Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and addressed the Diet.
November 12–14, 1983  South Korea Seoul,
Demilitarized Zone
State visit. Met with President Chun Doo-hwan. Addressed the National Assembly and visited U.S. troops.


Dates Country Locations Details
11 April 26 – May 1, 1984  China Beijing,
State visit. Met with President Li Xiannian and Premier Zhao Ziyang.
12 June 1–4, 1984  Ireland Shannon, Galway, Ballyporeen, Dublin Met with President Patrick Hillery and Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald. Visited ancestral home. Addressed Parliament.
June 4–10, 1984  United Kingdom London Attended the 10th G7 summit.
June 6, 1984  France Normandy Attended commemorative ceremonies of the 40th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy. Also present were Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Olav V of Norway, King Baudouin I of Belgium, French President François Mitterrand, Queen Elizabeth II and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.


Dates Country Locations Details
13 March 17–18, 1985  Canada Quebec City Met with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
14 April 30 – May 4, 1985  West Germany Bonn Attended the 11th G7 summit.
May 5–6, 1985  West Germany Bonn,
Hambach Castle
State visit. Attended ceremonies commemorating 40th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
May 6–8, 1985  Spain Madrid State visit. Met with King Juan Carlos I and President Felipe González.
May 8, 1985  France Strasbourg Addressed the European Parliament.
May 8–10, 1985  Portugal Lisbon State visit. Met with President António Ramalho Eanes and Prime Minister Mário Soares. Addressed the National Assembly.
15 November 16–21, 1985   Switzerland Geneva Attended the Summit Meeting with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Met also with Swiss President Kurt Furgler.
November 21, 1985  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Present were the Heads of State and Government of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Portugal, Turkey and the United Kingdom.


Dates Country Locations Details
16 January 3, 1986  Mexico Mexicali Informal meeting with President Miguel de la Madrid.
17 February 20, 1986  Grenada St. George's Met with Governor General Paul Scoon and Prime Minister Herbert Blaize, and with the Prime Ministers of Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Trinidad and Tobago. Dedicated a memorial to U.S. servicemen.
18 April 29 – May 2, 1986  Indonesia Bali Attended the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting. Met with Indonesian President Suharto and Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel.
May 2–7, 1986  Japan Tokyo Attended the 12th G7 summit.
19 October 9–12, 1986  Iceland Reykjavík Pre-Summit Meeting with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Met with President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.


Dates Country Locations Details
20 April 4–5, 1987  Canada Ottawa State visit. Met with Governor General Jeanne Sauvé and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Addressed parliament.
21 June 3–11, 1987  Italy Venice,
Attended the 13th G7 summit. Met with President Francesco Cossiga and Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani in Rome.
June 6, 1987   Vatican City Apostolic Palace Audience with Pope John Paul II.
June 11–12, 1987  West Germany West Berlin Attended celebration's commemorating the 750th Anniversary of the founding of Berlin. Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
June 12, 1987  West Germany Bonn Met with Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Ronald Reagan speaks at the Berlin Wall's Brandenburg Gate, challenging Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!"


Dates Country Locations Details
22 February 13, 1988  Mexico Mazatlan Informal meeting with President Miguel de la Madrid. Signed textile agreement.
23 March 1–3, 1988  Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Summit Meeting. Present were the Heads of State and Government of Canada, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
24 May 25, 1988  Finland Helsinki Met with President Mauno Koivisto and Prime Minister Harri Holkeri.
May 29 – June 2, 1988  Soviet Union Moscow Summit meeting with General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. Exchanged ratifications of the INF Treaty.
June 2–3, 1988  United Kingdom London Met with Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita.
25 June 19–21, 1988  Canada Toronto Attended the 14th G7 summit.

Multilateral meetings

Group Year
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
G7 July 20–21,
Canada Montebello
June 4–6,
France Versailles
May 28–30,
United States Williamsburg
June 7–9,
United Kingdom London
May 2–4,
West Germany Bonn
May 4–6,
Japan Tokyo
June 8–10,
Italy Venice
July 20–21,
Canada Toronto
NATO none June 10,
West Germany Bonn
none none November 21,
Belgium Brussels
none none March 2–3,
Belgium Brussels

See also


  1. ^ "Travels of President Ronald Reagan". U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian.