Citizens of some member countries would be able to travel freely & settle in any of the member countries. The Schengen Area includes most European countries with the exception of the United Kingdom and some other countries that are supposed to become a part of this agreement soon in which they also move freely. Countries that are move freely are Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Bulgaria. There are some countries that, are although not a part of the agreement to move freely in the Schengen Area and thereby, offer the equivalent policy of traveling freely to their citizens. These include the countries which are Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. As the policy is somehow different for those, who are not the members of Schengen Area. The list of these countries is mentioned below.
Entrance Schengen Visa Country List
|Bangladesh||Iran||Sao Tome And Principe|
|Burkina Faso||Kuwait||Sri Lanka|
|Central African Republic||Libya||Syria|
|Cuba||Micronesia||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Dem. Rep. Of Congo||Moldova||Tunisia|
|Grenada||Papua New Guinea||Thailand|
Another main point to remember that while you are searching about the requirements for Schengen visa is that there are certain countries whose citizens would require an airport transit visa to take a connecting flight to an airport in the Schengen Area. The countries that are included in the list of that countries are as given below:
- Sri Lanka
There are some exceptions to this rule of having to attain an airport transit visa. If any of the following terms are applied to a person, he will not have to go through the procedure of getting a transit visa:
- If the individual has a residence permit from a member Schengen country.
If an individual has a residence permission from any one of the countries which are mentioned below:
- San Marino