Countries Whose Nationals Need to Obtain Schengen Visa for Entering Schengen Territory

  • At the time of planning a trip to a Schengen country of Europe, often, a lot of people are uncertain about whether they require Schengen visa or not to enter that country.
  • Travel to Europe, in particular, to one or several Schengen visa countries, is indisputably expensive. Once you have made payment for the flight tickets and accommodation and you have to face sudden cancellation or delay in flight, then all your money that is invested in travel will be famished if you are not holding travel insurance for visa. Further, you have taken the flight and reached your destination that is one of the Schengen visa countries, and you or your travel companion takes ill or your baggage gets stolen or misplaced, then also you have to face heavy financial losses if you are not protected by Schengen visa insurance. Hence, travel insurance acts as your travel escort in times when an uncertainty pops up between your travels.
  • The nationals of the countries which are enlisted below need to obtain Schengen visa which allows them to enter any of the member countries of the Schengen area. This implies that they need to submit the relevant documentation including Schengen visa insurance as provided under the Schengen visa requirements. In order to get your Schengen visa application that you file for getting Schengen visa sanctioned, it is compulsory to buy travel insurance for visa.
  • The nationals of other countries apart from those which are mentioned below do not need to acquire Schengen visa but that does not mean that they can stay in the Schengen territory for an unlimited period of time. They also need to present their valid passport or any other applicable travel document as well as proof of Schengen visa insurance and sufficient funds for subsistence. With this, they can stay in the Schengen country for a maximum of 90 days in a six-monthly time span.
  • It must be noted that the relevant embassy or consulate of the country where you intend to go must be contacted for confirming the information which is provided on this page as it is subject to change at any point of time.

Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return.


Afghanistan Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh
Belarus Belize Benin Bhutan
Bolivia Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad China Colombia Comoros
Congo Cuba Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon
Gambia Georgia Ghana Grenada
Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti
India Indonesia Iran Iraq
Israel Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon
Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagscar
Malawi Maldives Mali Marshall Islands
Mauritania Micronesia Moldova Mongolia
Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia
Nauru Nepal Niger Nigeria
Northern Marianas Oman Pakistan Palau
Papau New Guinea Peru Philippines Qatar
Russia Rwanda Saint Helena and dependencies Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia
Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia
South Africa Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname
Swaziland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan
Tanzania Thailand Timor-Leste Togo
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine
United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vietnam
Yaman Zambia Zimbabwe  

Map of Schengen Countries

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