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Visiting non-Schengen countries with Schengen Visa

Europe is a magical continent and probably every person has one European dream destination. Having stated that, we also know that travellers require different kinds of visas and one among them is the Schengen Visa, which is extremely powerful. If you have a Schengen Visa, you can visit 26 countries in Europe falling under the Schengen Zone and more. But did you know that there are 33 non-Schengen countries that you can also travel to if you have a valid Schengen visa?

Here is a dekko at the non-Schengen countries that you can visit with a Schengen Visa.

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The 26 Schengen countries

These 26 countries would be Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic Luxembourg, Malta, Denmark, Estonia, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Norway, and Slovenia.

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The non-Schengen countries: Europe Zone

Turkey, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Kosovo, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Macedonia

So, in Europe, besides all the famous countries such as Belgium, Austria and Hungary, there are more, including Turkey, Albania, Cyprus and Serbia to explore that you can visit with a valid Schengen Visa. Every country has different visa rules, so make sure you check out the rules for the same before going.

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The non-Schengen countries: Asia Zone

The Philippines and Taiwan

The Philippines and Taiwan in Asia are the only two countries that allow entry to Schengen Visa holders.

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The non-Schengen countries: Africa Zone

Sao Tome and Principe

You can stay in Sao Tome and Principe for 15 days if you have a valid Schengen visa.

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The non-Schengen countries: UK Zone

Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

Gibraltar is so beautiful that everyone must travel to this gorgeous destination once in life; with a multiple entry Schengen Visa, you can stay here for 7 days.

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The non-Schengen countries: North America Zone

Mexico

With a valid Schengen Visa, one can stay in Mexico for 180 days.

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The non-Schengen countries: South America Zone

Argentina, Peru and Colombia

In South America, you are allowed to enter Argentina, Peru and Colombia with a Schengen Visa.

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The non-Schengen countries: Central America Zone

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua

In Central America, there is Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua that you can explore with a valid Schengen Visa.

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The non-Schengen countries: Caribbean Zone

Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Curaçao, Haiti, JamaicaSint Maarten

With a valid visa, you are allowed entry in Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Curaçao, Haiti, Jamaica and Sint Maarten.

So yes, if you are in possession of a Schengen Visa, there is more to explore than just the cliches.