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This article explains what virtual server locations are and why ExpressVPN uses them.

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What is a virtual server location?
Why does ExpressVPN use virtual locations?
List of virtual server locations
How do I know which server location to connect to?

What is a virtual server location?

With the vast majority of ExpressVPN locations, the physical server and the registered IP address are located in the same country. We have a huge footprint physically covering every continent (except for Antarctica). We have invested in building a network with servers in parts of the world where bandwidth is expensive, including Australia, Japan, and Brazil.

For less than 5% of ExpressVPN’s total throughput, the registered IP address matches the country you have chosen to connect to, while the server is physically located in another country, usually nearby. These are called virtual server locations, and they help ensure your connection is fast, secure, and reliable.

For example, if you choose to use ExpressVPN to connect to Indonesia, your network traffic will be routed through a server in Singapore and assigned an Indonesian IP address so that your traffic appears to come from Indonesia.

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Why does ExpressVPN use virtual locations?

ExpressVPN has rigorous standards for servers to ensure that you are able to connect securely, reliably, and at consistently fast speeds. In some countries, it can be difficult to find servers that meet these qualifications. Virtual server locations make it possible for you to connect to such countries, while still providing the connection quality you expect from ExpressVPN.

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List of virtual server locations

  • Algeria (via Germany)
  • Andorra (via the Netherlands)
  • Argentina (via Brazil)
  • Armenia (via the Netherlands)
  • Bahamas (via the U.S.)
  • Bangladesh (via Singapore)
  • Belarus (via the Netherlands)
  • Bhutan (via Singapore)
  • Bolivia (via Brazil)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (via the Netherlands)
  • Brunei (via Singapore)
  • Cambodia (via Singapore)
  • Chile (via Brazil)
  • Colombia (via Brazil)
  • Ecuador (via Brazil)
  • Egypt (via Germany)
  • Guatemala (via Brazil)
  • India (via the UK)
  • India (via Singapore)
  • Indonesia (via Singapore)
  • Isle of Man (via the Netherlands)
  • Jersey (via the Netherlands)
  • Kazakhstan (via Singapore)
  • Laos (via Singapore)
  • Liechtenstein (via the Netherlands)
  • Malaysia (via Singapore)
  • Macau (via Singapore)
  • Malta (via the Netherlands)
  • Monaco (via the Netherlands)
  • Mongolia (via Singapore)
  • Montenegro (via the Netherlands)
  • Myanmar (via Singapore)
  • Nepal (via Singapore)
  • North Macedonia (via the Netherlands)
  • Pakistan (via Singapore)
  • Panama (via Brazil)
  • Peru (via Brazil)
  • Philippines (via Singapore)
  • Slovenia (via the Netherlands)
  • Sri Lanka (via Singapore)
  • Taiwan – 3 (via Hong Kong)
  • Thailand (via Singapore)
  • Turkey (via Germany)
  • Ukraine (via Poland)
  • Uruguay (via Brazil)
  • Uzbekistan (via the Netherlands)
  • Venezuela (via Brazil)
  • Vietnam (via Singapore)

Unless listed above, all ExpressVPN server locations are physically within the specified country.

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How do I know which server location to connect to?

Please see this guide on choosing server locations.

If you need more help picking or connecting to a VPN location, please contact Support and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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