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Updated February 2024

Imagine exploring Europe’s enchanting cities and breathtaking landscapes without a visa. Well, this dream can become a reality for citizens of certain countries. The Schengen Area, consisting of 27 European countries, has abolished border checks among its members, allowing seamless travel within its borders. You can embark on an incredible journey across this vast area with just your passport.

Continue reading to discover Wego‘s comprehensive summary of the visa-free countries in Schengen!

Schengen visa

The Schengen visa enables individuals to travel and move effortlessly across the countries within the Schengen Area. With a Schengen visa, travelers can explore multiple countries within the Schengen Area without needing separate visas or undergoing passport control at each border.

To learn more about the Schengen visa, including its requirements and the application process, please refer to our dedicated article below.

Schengen Visa: Everything You Need to Know About Europe’s Short Stay Visa

 

Schengen visa-free countries list

According to the official website of the European Union, this exemption applies to visits within the territories of EU Member States, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Moreover, there are non-EU countries that also do not require a Schengen visa.

The following list includes third countries whose nationals are not obligated to possess a visa when crossing the external borders of EU Member States for stays lasting up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

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  • Albania – only applies to holders of biometric passports
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – only applies to holders of biometric passports
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is finalized and implemented
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia – limited to the holders of biometric passports issued by Georgia in line with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • Grenada – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Guatemala
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR – only applies to holders of a “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” passport
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Macao SAR – only applies to holders of a ‘Região Administrativa Especial de Macau’ passport
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Moldova – limited to the holders of biometric passports issued by Moldova in line with standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
  • Montenegro – only applies to holders of biometric passports
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia – only applies to holders of biometric passports
  • Palau – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Samoa
  • Serbia (excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate) – only applies to holders of biometric passports
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan – only applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan, including an identity card number
  • Timor-Leste – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Tonga – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Ukraine – limited to the holders of biometric passports issued by Ukraine in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (excluding British nationals)
  • United States of America – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu – visa exemption will become effective once the agreement on visa exemption with the European Union is concluded
  • Venezuela

 

 

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