The Schengen area is a made up of 26 European countries that agreed to create common entry and exit requirements in order to remove the need for internal borders.
Canadian citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area. However, visa-free travel only applies to stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include visits to all Schengen area countries.
Canadians planning to stay in the Schengen area for a longer period of time will require a visa from the countries to which they are travelling.
Schengen area countries: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
- Factsheet: What is Schengen? – European Commission
- Schengen, Borders & Visas – European Commission
This page was last updated on 2021.06.04 by Robert Vinet