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Updated June 2023
Currently, travellers from more than 50 countries are able to travel to the Schengen Area without a visa as per the visa-free agreement with the EU. Since the UAE is one of those countries, we have gathered all the European countries that UAE travellers can visit without a visa for their next holiday.
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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 they 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 is the list of the Europe countries that UAE residents can visit without a visa:
Europe visa-free countries for UAE residents
- Bosnia & Hertzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Vatican City
Please note that the other Europe regions (non-Schengen area) that are not listed above would require different visa rules than the countries in the Schengen area.
ETIAS for UAE residents
The European Union (EU) has postponed the launch of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). The regulation is now expected to be fully operational by the end of the first half of 2024.
Therefore, from then onwards, 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.