Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein are also part of the Schengen zone
although they are not in the European Union.Other members include the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Brussels [Belgium], Nov 19 ( ANI ): Germany has banned the entry of the 18 Saudi Arabian nationals linked with the murder of former Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Europe's border-free Schengen zone
, an area comprising 26 nations which have abolished the use of passports and other border-control measures.
Of these applications, 8,988 visas were successfully issued, with 95.9 per cent being multiple-entry visas, allowing for repeat visits to the Schengen Zone
. Also, 315 visas applications were rejected.
The Schengen zone
includes Brit holiday faves such as Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Portugal - as well as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
To help Georgian citizens calculate their days in the Schengen Zone
and avoid the violation of the terms of legal stay, an application called Schengen/EU App has also been created.
Le Pen would ditch the euro, pull out of the passport-free Schengen zone
and give France its own referendum on EU membership.
Systematic checks are already being carried out on all third-country nationals entering the Schengen zone
. The move comes in direct response to the attacks in Paris in November 2015 and the growing threat from foreign terrorist fighters and also to preserve the freedom of movement within the Schengen area and ensuring the security of EU citizens, it added.
Brussels, Safar 11, 1438, Nov 11, 2016, SPA -- EU trade ministers on Friday gave the green light to Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway - all members of the visa-free Schengen zone
- to extend temporary border controls for three months, dpa reported.
All of the countries are members of the Schengen zone
where passport checks are not required.
As Europe has drawn millions of refugees from Syria and other war-torn areas, some countries in the Schengen zone
- the border-free area comprising 26 countries - have already begun applying border controls.
A scheme apparently being debated by the executive body of the European Union suggests the 26-nation passport-free Schengen zone
, which does not include the UK, could operate a visa programme similar to the US waiver.
As an EU country, and part of the Schengen Zone
partnership, this includes the right to travel and work, visa free, in any of the other Schengen countries.