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The Schengen Agreement Makes Traveling Easy to Member Countries

28 September 2010 | News

The Schengen Agreement Makes Traveling Easy to Member Countries

US passport holders don’t need a visa when traveling as a tourist in the countries who are signatories of the Schengen Agreement.

The following countries are members:

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

The Schengen Agreement allows transit between countries in the Schengen area  without border controls. People can travel – including US nationals – without visas and other border controls in the Schengen Agreement area.

Be careful!  The European Union is not the same as the Schengen Area: Ireland; United Kingdom; Romania; Bulgaria; and Cyprus are part of the European Union but are not a part of the Schengen Area.  They have their own national visa requirements and border controls.

At Washington Express Visas our visa, passport, document translation and legalization specialist can answer any questions or comments and guide you through the complex visa and passport rules and regulations.   You can reach us at (202) 393-3030.