Skip Navigation

Visa questions

Travel Forums Europe Visa questions

1. Posted by boardinbetty (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

- I am a United States citizen currently residing in the US
- I will be traveling for approximately 44 days
- I will be visiting many countries, some on the Schengen Zone list, others not.

If I read the article correctly, to travel as a US citizen with no criminal record through the Schengen Zone, I do not need to apply for a visa in advance. This is correct?

- If I'm visiting Ireland, England, Scotland, Norway, or any other country not in the zone, I will need to apply for visas in advance, is this correct? - Will I need to apply for a visa in advance for each country not in the Schengen Zone and have exact dates of travel for those countries?

-- Any other visa information for a backpacking trek through Europe not on that post that would be helpful.

Thanks in advance for the help!


2. Posted by amsel07 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

If you have a US passport, you can travel in most of Europe on a visa waiver, that is you don't need to apply for any visa at all. Russia is different, but you don't mention this country. You get 90 days out of 180 in the Schengen area, of which Norway is a member by the way.
You don't have to apply for any visa for your visit to England and Scotland.

You should have a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds for your stay, but it's quite likely that you won't be asked for this by passport control in any country.
Enjoy your trip.

3. Posted by boardinbetty (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Thank you for that information! I really appreciate it!

Post 4 was removed by a moderator