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Updated 29 June 2022

Good news for the Emiratis! Currently, there are over more than 50 countries in this world that can travel to the Schengen Area without a visa according to the visa-free agreement with the EU, and UAE is one of those countries. We have gathered all the countries in Europe that you can visit next holiday without a visa below.

Can I travel to Europe without a visa from UAE?

To travel to the Schengen area without a visa, Emiratis will need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months past the length of time you plan to spend in the region in order to enter Europe without a visa. Other than that, it is advisable to purchase travel or health insurance in case of an emergency. Below are the list of the Europe countries that UAE residents can visit without visa:

How and Where to Apply for Schengen Visa If You’re a UAE Resident?

Europe visa-free countries for UAE residents

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Please note that the other Europe regions (non-Schengen area) that are not listed above would require different visa rules as the countries in the Schengen area.


ETIAS (European Travel and Information Authorisation System) for UAE residents

However, in May 2023, the European Union authorities will have completed the implementation of the new travel authorisation programme called ETIAS.

ETIAS 2021: Everything to Know About the Visa Waiver If You’re Planning a Trip to Europe Next Year

From then on, all individuals travelling to Europe with a United Arab Emirates passport, or any of the other countries with a visa waiver agreement with Europe, will need to apply for and obtain an approved European visa waiver before they travel.


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