Did You Know About These 5 Non-European Countries You Could Visit With A Schengen Visa?

The Schengen visa also allows you to visit non-European Union countries, as long as you have a valid multiple-entry visa for tourism or business purposes. There are many countries on this list, but we have chosen five for our bucket list
The Great Sphinx by the Pyramids of Egypt, sunset view, Giza
The Great Sphinx by the Pyramids of Egypt, sunset view, GizaAlexAnton/Shutterstock

We all know that a Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, did you know that it also allows you to visit non-European Union countries, provided you have a valid multiple-entry visa for tourism or business purposes? Here are five countries outside Europe you can visit if you have the visa.


Mexico beckons with many travel experiences, from sun-drenched beaches to arid deserts and vibrant metropolises. The nation captivates travellers with its stunning sunsets, awe-inspiring architecture, delectable cuisine, amazing chocolate traditions, and rich culture. Whether it's taking a dip in cenotes, savouring street food, or delving into the rich tapestry of history and culture, Mexico promises something for everyone. In Mexico City, art aficionados can embark on a global odyssey through the finest street art and murals, as the city serves as a haven for street art, with captivating artworks gracing nearly every corner. Moreover, those visiting Mexico City should consider adding its exquisitely preserved 'house museums' to their itinerary.

Did you know that if you currently hold an unexpired Schengen visa, you are not required to obtain a Mexico visa for tourism, business, or transit visits? With your Schengen visa, you can enjoy a stay of up to 180 days in Mexico.


Sunset over San Pedro town in Belize
Sunset over San Pedro town in BelizeWitR/Shutterstock

Belize, once a British colony, exudes the lively essence of the Caribbean. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of experiences this vibrant country offers, from delving into ancient Mayan ruins and exploring the expansive coral reefs to embarking on thrilling ziplining adventures through lush jungles. Whether it's the rhythmic beats of the Garifuna drum or the tranquil allure of the beaches, Belize promises a diverse range of unique activities to captivate every visitor.

Did you know that travellers with multiple-entry Schengen visas, US visas, or Canadian visas can enjoy a visa exemption for a period of 30 days.?


Overview of Machu Picchu in Peru
Overview of Machu Picchu in PeruDavid Ionut/Shutterstock

Peru's rich history beckons adventurous travelers with the incredible lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the astonishing Nazca Lines. While Machu Picchu is a must-see destination, Peru also boasts a multitude of ancient relics, including Kuelap, Chavin de Huantar, Caral, Chan Chan, the Nasca Lines, and Sipa, captivating visitors worldwide. Coastal towns, desert landscapes, and mountain villages await exploration, along with the 500-year-old secret concealed within Laguna de los Condores, one of the country's most significant Inca sites.

Did you know that Peru does not issue visas on arrival? Instead, Indian citizens holding valid US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, or Schengen visas are exempt from needing a visa.


Spread over 735.2 square kilometres the Republic of Singapore is a city-state with a world-class reputation. With a history dating back to eight centuries ago and with an educated populace with roots in the Chinese, Malaysian and Indian mainlands, Singapore exemplifies racial and religious harmony and is one of Four Asian Tigers alongside the developed economies of Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.

Did you know that you can enter with a valid Schengen or German/Swiss visa (excluding Type A) and stay for up to 96 hours? You must transit to Singapore or from another country via Singapore. Even an expired Schengen visa is accepted if you travel directly from the issuing country through Singapore to your home.


Egypt, home to ancient pharaohs and rich history, offers a fascinating blend of archaeological wonders and natural beauty. From iconic ruins to the vast Sahara desert and the majestic River Nile, it's a captivating destination for explorers.

Did you know that a valid Schengen visa allows travellers to obtain a single entry for 30 days within a three-month period?

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