In pictures: The countries the Queen visited throughout her reign

Princess Elizabeth with the Duke of Edinburgh at Treetops, Kenya

The Queen before she acceded, in Kenya with her husband Prince Philip. Her father died when they were in Kenya, on a royal tour, making her Queen. (NCJ Archive/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

On her Commonwealth Tour in Jamaica

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh during their visit to Jamaica in 1953. They took a long tour around the Caribbean after her coronation. (Getty Images)

With King Idriss in Lybia

Tobruk, The King Idriss showing the Queen around during a state visit to Libya in 1954. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

At a state banquet in New York

Queen Elizabeth and Philip with US diplomat, Lewis W. Douglas (5R), Averell Harriman (3R), snd Selwyn Lloyd (2L) at evening banquet during a royal tour in New York in 1957. (Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Visiting Katmandu in 1961

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Kathmandu in 1961. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Queen and Prince Philip at the Berlin Wall 1965

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh passing the Berlin Wall in the Potsdamer Platz in 1965 in an open top car. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II in Thailand

Queen Elizabeth II meets a group of guests during a government reception in Bangkok in February 1972. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II In Kenya

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh returned to Kenya to visit the President Jomo Kenyatta (1889 - 1978) (centre) in1972. (William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth at Tea Ceremony in Kyoto Japan in 1975

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip sit under umbrellas in grounds of Shinto Temple in Kyoto at tea ceremony during Royal Tour of Japan in 1975. (Getty Images)

The Queen in Canada

Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Mark Phillips, Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles during the Olympic Games in July 1976 in Bromont, Canada. The Queen was a big fan of Canada and visited regularly. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth on Bahrain Visit

Queen Elizabeth II flashes a smile during a 1979 visit to Bahrain, accompanied by the Emir. (Getty Images)

In Sydney, Australia, for an important occasion

Sir Roden and Lady Cutler, and Sir Robert and Lady Askin with Queen Elizabeth and the Duke at the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II visit to the Vatican

Pope John Paul II meets Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh in Vatican City, Italy in October 1980. (Getty Images)

The Queen in California

Queen Elizabeth ll looks at the views at Inspiration Point in the Yosemite National Park during a Tour of the USA in March 1983 in Yosemite, California. (Getty Images)

The Queen in Beijing

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing a red coat, walks among the crowds gathered in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the Temple of Heaven in Bejing in October 1986. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth in South Africa

Queen Elizabeth II and President Nelson Mandela walk from office of the president to parliament in Cape Town in 1995 during her celebratory visit to South Africa. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II State Visit to South Korea

The Queen visited South Korea in 2000 and was shown Kimchi being prepared in a traditional family house (Chung Hyo Dang) at Hahoe village. (Getty Images)

President Bush hosted Queen Elizabeth at the White House

Prince Philip, First Lady Laura Bush, Queen Elizabeth II and U.S. President George W. Bush on the North Portico of the White House after arriving for a formal white-tie state dinner in 2007 during the six day trip. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II State Visit to Ireland

The Queen's 2011 visit to Ireland was historic - the first by a reigning British monarch since 1911. Here with President of the Irish Republic Mary McAleese and GAA President Christy Cooney at Croke Park, Dublin. (Getty Images)

The Queen in Malta

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh by the view from the Kalkara heritage site in Valletta Harbour in Malta in 2015. It was her last trip abroad. (Getty Images)

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II visited more countries than any other British monarch.

She paid official state visits to more than 120 nations throughout her monarchy, regularly traversing the globe.

All of her extensive travelling has been completed without a passport. British passports are issued in her name, and so she was the only member of the Royal family not required to carry one.

As well as close Commonwealth allies, the Queen also visited a number of unexpected destinations, including the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and pre-republic Libya.

Travel was always an important element of the Queen’s reign, which actually began during a foreign visit – she was on safari in Kenya when she received the news that her father had died.

During the very first year of her reign she travelled 40,000 miles. Her first Commonwealth tour was an ambitious one, taking in 12 countries over a period of six months between November 1953 and May 1954.

Here is a collection of pictures from some of her visits.