For travellers with certain citizenships who wish to explore parts of Europe, Schengen visas are required. The reason for the introduction of the Schengen visa zone was to standardise application processes and make travel between member states easier and more cost-effective. If a traveller wishes to visit more than one Schengen members state during their visit, they will only be required to apply for one permit which will allow them entry into each country they have requested.
The current Schengen travel zone is picture on the map below in pink. Some member states are not a part of the EU, whereas some EU countries are not part of the Schengen zone, therefore don’t assume they are one and the same when planning your trip. Always make sure you check the visa requirements for each of your stops as you plan your itinerary.
To find out more about these visa types, the application processes and who is eligible to apply for them, see our blog articles below. We cover everything you need to know in easy to follow steps, from planning your trip to preparing your paperwork. If you still need assistance, or would like us to handle the application process for you, get in touch with our team of visa specialists via live chat, or one of the methods on our Contact Us page.