For anyone wanting travel or migrate or study, Europe has always proved to be a magnet. Be it the history, the architecture, the beaches, food or a good life- there is simply no denying that Europe doesn’t disappoint.
Europe has the world’s largest border-free zone called the Schengen zone that comprises of 26 countries. A Schengen visa allows you travel to all these countries without any borders.
Here are the countries that make up the Schengen zone.
Can You Visit non-Schengen Countries in Europe on a Schengen Visa?
That’s the beauty of the Schengen visa. Not only can you visit Schengen countries using this visa, but you can visit other countries in Europe that are not part of the Schengen zone using this visa.
Differences Between the EU and the Schengen Zone
This is a question that often pops up when talking about Europe. The Schengen zone facilitates free movement of nationals of any country that belongs to the zone, as well as foreigners who have a Schengen visa.
But there are 27 countries who are part of EU, while not all of them constitute the Schengen zone. The Republic of Ireland is the only European Union country that didn’t sign the Schengen Agreement for various reasons. And countries like Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are still on the waiting list to be admitted to the Schengen zone.