There are 26 countries that fall under the Schengen region:
- Czech Republic
Reasons Why Non-Schengen Countries Allow Entry to Schengen Visa Holders?
Many non-Schengen countries consider Schengen visa for multiple reasons:
- The countries which are in line for joining the Schengen visa league have also initiated considering Schengen visas. At present Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Cyprus are soon to be enlisted in Schengen zone
- The applicant evaluation procedure for Schengen visa is very detailed and complete background check is made. That’s the reason why non-Schengen countries trust Schengen visa
- The countries which are not so technologically advanced to carry out detailed check on visa applicants prefer to trust Schengen visa screening procedure.
Which Schengen Visa Type is Applicable to Travel to the Non-Schengen States?
Only a short-term C-type Schengen visa could be used to travel to the below mentioned non-Schengen countries. In some countries, only multiple-entry Schengen visas allow travelers to enter their state.
List of Non-Schengen Countries that Honor Schengen Visa:
Here is the complete list of the country to allow the visa-free entry to the Schengen visa holders:
|Country Name||Applies To||Days of Stay||Any other Important Information|
|Mexico||All Nationalities||Up to 180 Days|
|Belize||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|El Salvador||Only Indian passport holders||Up to 90 Days||As per C-4 countries agreement, the applicant should enter El Salvador by land route from Guatemala. According to the agreement between C-4 countries, free movement between C-4 countries is allowed via land only.|
|Guatemala||Only Indian passport holders||Up to 90 Days|
|Honduras||Only Indian passport holders||Up to 90 Days||As per C-4 countries agreement, the applicant should enter Honduras by land route from Guatemala. According to the agreement between C-4 countries, free movement between C-4 countries is allowed via land only.|
|Nicaragua||Only Indian passport holders||Up to 30 Days||As per C-4 countries agreement, the applicant should enter Nicaragua by land route from Honduras. According to the agreement between C-4 countries free movement between C-4 countries is allowed via land only.|
|Antigua and Barbuda||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Aruba||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Bahamas||Only Indian passport holders||Up to 30 Days|
|Curacao||China, Dominican Republic and Indian passport holders||Up to 30 Days|
|Haiti||Colombia, Dominican Republic and Panama passport holders||Up to 180 Days|
|Jamaica||Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Motenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia||Up to 30 Days|
|Sint Maarten||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Argentina||Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauricio, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Palaos, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe||Up to 90 Days||Applicant must consider the following point before travelling here:
· The applicant must have category C Schengen visa
· The visa validity must be of minimum 3 months from the day of entry
· Traveler should apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before entering Argentina
· Cost of eTA is US$50 and takes up to 20 working days for approval
|Colombia||Cambodia, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam passport holders only||Up to 90 Days|
|Peru||India and China passport holders only||Up to 180 Days||Schengen visa permit should not be less than six months|
|Albania||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||Applicant must have made at least one entry to the visa issuing country|
|Andorra||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||Although entry to Andorra doesn’t require visa but since entry to Andorra is only possible via France or Spain for whom applicants require Schengen visa
Only double entry or multiple entry Schengen visa is applicable as it is only possible to enter Andorra through any Schengen state
|Belarus||China, Gambia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Lebanon, Namibia, Samoa, Vietnam passport holders only||Up to 30 Days||The applicant should have used Schengen visa at least once before entering Belarus.
The applicant should only enter and depart from Minsk National airport.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||All Nationalities except Kosovo passport holder||Up to 30 Days||The visa validity must be of minimum 30 days from the day of entry
|Bulgaria||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days|
|Croatia||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Cyprus||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||The traveler’s stay should not be more than 90 days within the given 180 day visa expiry period|
|Georgia||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days|
|Kosovo||All Nationalities||Up to 15 Days|
|Macedonia||All Nationalities||Up to 15 Days||The visa expiry date should be at least 5 days more than the planned period of stay
The continuous period of stay should not be more than 3 months out of 6 month visa validity time period
|Moldova||China, Kuwait, and Qatar passport holders only||Up to 90 Days|
|Monaco||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||Entering Monaco doesn’t demand visa requirement but since entry and exit to Monaco is only possible via France which requires a Schengen visa
Only multiple or at least double entry Schengen visa is applicable as an entry point of Monaco is through a Schengen visa zone
|Montenegro||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Romania||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||Applicant’s Schengen visa should have at least two remaining entries on visa and the period of the visit shouldn’t have expired.|
|San Marino||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days||Entering San Marino doesn’t demand visa requirement but since entry and exit to San Marino is only possible via Schengen visa territory, so the applicant should carry a Schengen visa
Only multiple or at least double entry Schengen visa is applicable as entry point of San Marino is through a Schengen visa zone
|Serbia||All Nationalities||Up to 90 Days|
Central African Republic
Congo, Dem. Rep, of
Congo, Rep. of
|Though visa is needed but the applicant can apply through e-visa to enter with Schengen visa|
|Vatican City||All Nationalities||Up to 1 Day only||Although the Vatican city doesn’t need a visa since entry and departure to the city is possible only from Italy which demands Schengen visa|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Up to 30 Days||Visa is needed but the applicant can apply for 30 days eVisa when holding a Schengen visa|
|Qatar||All Nationalities||Up to 30 Days|
|Sao Tome and Principe||All Nationalities||Up to 15 Days|
|Philippines||China and India passport holders only||Up to 07 Days(China Passport), Up to 14 Days(Indian Passport)|
|Taiwan||China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam||Up to 14 Days||Although there’s no visa requirement but the applicant must apply for Republic of China Travel Authorization Certificate
online before making entry to Taiwan. The certificate is applicable for 90 days.
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