10 Non-European Countries You Can Visit With A Schengen Visa

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In North America, Mexico fascinates visitors with its rich history, culture, and diverse landscapes. It allows Schengen visa holders to enter visa-free for up to 180 days despite not being part of the Schengen Area. It shares a commitment to facilitating travel and cultural exchange.

Chichén-Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico | Unsplash


In South America, Colombia is known for its lush rainforests, coffee plantations, and colourful cities like Cartagena. It offers visa-free access to Schengen visa holders for up to 90 days, promoting tourism and diplomatic ties.

Beautiful buildings in Cartagena, Colombia | Unsplash


Turkey spans Europe and Asia, offering diverse experiences. While not in the Schengen Area, Turkey allows Schengen visa holders to visit for up to 90 days in a 180-day period, promoting cross-cultural exploration.

At Sultanahmet, Turkey | Unsplash


Explore Egypt's rich history, including the Nile, Luxor's temples, and the Sphinx at Giza. Schengen visa holders are welcome to visit without needing an additional visa.

A view of the Pyramid with a camel on the foreground | Unsplash


Petra's rose-red city, carved into cliffs, beckons adventurers. Visitors can float in the Dead Sea, camp in Wadi Rum's desert, and enjoy Jordanian hospitality. Schengen visa holders can enter Jordan for up to 90 days without a separate visa, reflecting mutual interest in fostering tourism and cooperation.

In the mystique of Jordan | Unsplash


Thailand, the jewel of Southeast Asia, offers bustling markets, serene temples, and paradisiacal islands. Whether you seek bustling Bangkok or tranquil Chiang Mai, Thailand has it all. The country values travellers with Schengen visas.

Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand | Unsplash


India is known for its diverse cultures, from the Taj Mahal to Kerala's backwaters. It offers e-Visa facilities to Schengen visa holders, simplifying entry and fostering cultural exchange.

A view of the beautiful Taj Mahal, India | Unsplash


Explore Hanoi's ancient streets, cruise Halong Bay's limestone karsts, and savour pho in Saigon. Vietnam's history and natural beauty captivate travellers. Schengen visa holders can explore Vietnam for up to 15 days without an additional visa.

Tt. Mù Cang Chải, H. Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam | Unsplash

United Arab Emirates

Explore Dubai's futuristic skyline and Abu Dhabi's opulence, offering luxury, adventure, and cultural experiences. Schengen visa holders enjoy visa-free entry to the UAE for up to 90 days.

An aerial view of Dubai | Unsplash


Please remember: Peru, home to Machu Picchu, allows visa-free entry for up to 183 days. The country invites you to trek the Inca Trail, explore the Amazon rainforests, and immerse yourself in Andean traditions.

Machu Picchu, Peru | Unsplash

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