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1. Posted by jaseau (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w

Hello,

I'm Australian and I'm looking at travelling Europe in the near future.

I understand travellers are able to move visa free within Schengen countries for 90 days, however, I am planning to move in and out of the Schengen areas while I'm there. So does my 90 days get put on hold while I'm out of the area, or does my 90 start from the first entry into a Schengen area whether I leave or not?

EG: I spend a week in Spain, then head to Morocco for a week. Have I spent two weeks of my Schengen travel time, or still just one?

Apologies if this has been answered previously.

Jase

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 21w

Quoting jaseau

EG: I spend a week in Spain, then head to Morocco for a week. Have I spent two weeks of my Schengen travel time, or still just one?

Just one.
Note that both arrival and departure day count as full days in Schengen. Also, there's never an "end" to the counting. It's a sliding window. In any given 180 day period, you may spend only 90 days within the Schengen zone.

3. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member 132 posts) 21w

You have ninety days within one hundred and eighty days within the Schengen countries.

'EG: I spend a week in Spain, then head to Morocco for a week. Have I spent two weeks of my Schengen travel time, or still just one?'
Stop counting in anything but days, including part days counting as one day.
If you spend seven days outside Schengen it does not count, but you should ensure you have proof of outward and inward entry again

4. Posted by jaseau (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w

This helps a lot. Thanks guys.