Important Changes to the Schengen Borders Agreement Will Impact U.S. Tourists and Business Travellers Alike
In 1985, the town of Schengen in Luxembourg was the site for the signing of the Schengen Borders Agreement. The purpose was to facilitate the movement of citizens of Europe to move freely across each other’s borders. Initially only seven countries signed the agreement but by 2007 all but six of the 28 EU member states had joined. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are outside the Schengen zone.
From the BBC World News website:
In December the European Commission proposed a major amendment to Schengen , expected to become law soon.
Most non-EU travellers have their details checked against police databases at the EU’s external borders. The main change is that the rule will apply to EU citizens as well, who until now had been exempt.
Non-EU nationals who have a Schengen visa generally do not have ID checks once they are travelling inside the zone. But since the Paris atrocity those checks have become more common.
What does this mean for U.S. Travellers? It is more important than ever to know the current rules and requirements for each country you will be visiting. Check the Schengen Fact Sheet at the U.S. Passports & International Travel website for the most recent information.
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