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EU marks 25th anniversary of open-border Schengen pact with closed frontiers

The European Union marked the 25th anniversary of its open-border Schengen agreement on Thursday with all its land borders shut or subject to heavy checks imposed in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Schengen agreement, underpinning an increasingly integrated and united Europe, came into force on March 26, 1995. In the following months and years others joined, and today the Schengen zone has 26 members, including non-EU nations Switzerland and Norway.
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Switzerland, Schengen, Schengen Zone


Homeland Security official: U.S. travel restrictions to Europe are 'under discussion'

During a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said that due to the coronavirus, government officials are mulling enacting travel restrictions for Europe.Italy has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with 12,000 confirmed cases and more than 800 deaths. "You've seen Department of State and CDC warnings go up," Cuccinelli said. "That is not to the level of using legal authorities to block travel yet, but it is under discussion." Mo...
Tags: Europe, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, Cnn, Homeland Security, Biden, Seattle, Trump, Schengen Zone, Department of State, Europe Italy, Ken Cuccinelli, Cuccinelli


Austria restrictions for coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes root in Italy and people fear for its spread across Europe, Austria is taking steps to protect its citizens. On Sunday, Austria suspended train services to and from northern Italy for four hours to test two passengers suspected of carrying the coronavirus. The train, which came from Venice and was heading to Munich, continued on as the travelers were tested negative. Northern Italy — which borders Austria, Switzerland, and France — is currently on lockdown following a...
Tags: Travel, France, Eu, European Union, Austria, Munich, Italy, World Health Organization, Venice, All, Schengen Zone, Sebastian Kurz, Austria Switzerland, Europe Austria, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak


US citizens will need a Europe visa

Right now, United States passport holders have it pretty easy when it comes to traveling throughout Europe. No special visa is required for stays under 90 days, and no additional paperwork is required — you just show up at the border with your passport. Starting in 2021, however, Americans will need to apply for an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) to visit 26 countries in the Schengen Zone (the UK will still be visa-free). Once US citizens apply for and receive th...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, United States, Visas, All, Schengen Zone, ESTA Electronic System for Travel Authorization, ETIAS European Travel Information


My Step-By-Step Guide to Backpacking Europe

Updated: 1/19/19 | January 19th, 2019 Backpacking Europe is still one of my favorite things to as a traveler. There isn’t a year I don’t criss-cross the continent. I’ve been doing it for over close to thirteen years and it never gets old. During the summer, hostels brim with life, the Mediterranean sparkles, streets brim with people slowly drinking wine, and the late night setting suns leads to long wonderous days. During the winter, winter brings Christmas markets, skiing, fewer crowds, and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, US, Barcelona, Prague, Paris, Backpacking, Amsterdam, Croatia, Stockholm, Mediterranean, Europe Travel, Matt, Schengen Zone, Dave Dean


My Step-By-Step guide To Backpacking Europe

Updated: 1/19/19 | January 19th, 2019 Backpacking Europe is still one of my favorite things to as a traveler. There isn’t a year I don’t criss-cross the continent. I’ve been doing it for over close to thirteen years and it never gets old. During the summer, hostels brim with life, the Mediterranean sparkles, streets brim with people slowly drinking wine, and the late night setting suns leads to long wonderous days. During the winter, winter brings Christmas markets, skiing, fewer crowds, and ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, US, Barcelona, Prague, Paris, Backpacking, Amsterdam, Croatia, Stockholm, Mediterranean, Europe Travel, Matt, Schengen Zone, Dave Dean


Best airports for sleeping

Navigating jam-packed airports in the frenetic travel season that is the holidays is no small feat — especially when you add the increased chances of blizzards from all those people who were wishing for a white Christmas. Luckily, horrendous delays can be somewhat tolerable if you find yourself at the right airport. We conferred with Tom Spagnola from CheapOair.com, as well as a number of frequent travelers, and found the world’s best airports for sleeping overnight. 1. Helsinki-Vantaa Airpo...
Tags: Travel, Airports, California, Singapore, America, Starbucks, Estonia, Sfo, Europa, Helsinki, Lufthansa, Tallinn, All, Finnair, Schengen Zone, DFW


European travel ban imposed on 18 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Ban covering 26-nation Schengen zone was coordinated with France and UK, Germany saysGermany has imposed European travel bans on 18 Saudi nationals believed to be connected to the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday.Heiko Maas told reporters in Brussels the ban was for the 26-nation Schengen zone and was issued in close coordination with France, which is part of the Schengen area, and the UK, which is not. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, European Union, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Brussels, Schengen, Schengen Zone, Heiko Maas, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Germany says 18 Saudis linked to the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi banned from the 26-nation Schengen Zone

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says 18 Saudis linked to the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi banned from the 26-nation Schengen Zone.
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin, Ap, Schengen Zone, Nation & World, Jamal Khashoggi


How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days

When I planned my move to Sweden a few years ago, I tried to figure out how to get past the 90-day limit placed on tourist visas in the Schengen Area. This is a problem encountered by thousands of travelers every year and a question that regularly (especially this time of year) pops up in my inbox. “How can I stay in Europe for more than 90 days?” I’m always asked. It’s a great question with a very complicated answer. I always knew it was difficult, but until I started researching how to stay t...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ukraine, Czech Republic


The quirkiest passports in the world

The design of a passport can say a lot about the country it represents. The coats of arms often gold gilded on the cover, the colors used, or even the decoration of the visa pages are all windows into the culture of a nation. But the covers of world’s passports contain a lot of information that are not necessarily easily understood. Here are the unusual details we noticed on several passports from around the world and the explanations behind these quirks. 1. The South African passport Pho...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Europe, Design, China, Wikipedia, India, Taiwan, South Africa, New Zealand, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Macau, Central America, CARICOM


Romania detains 6 Syrian migrants on way to Schengen zone

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they have detained and questioned six Syrian migrants who are suspected of illegally trying to leave Romania and head to the Schengen zone. Police say they discovered the group of four adults and two children early Sunday near the town of Valea lui Mihai about 300 meters […]
Tags: News, Romania, Schengen Zone, BUCHAREST Romania, Nation & World, Valea lui Mihai


How to Backpack Europe: My Step-by-Step Guide

Europe in the summer can be a nightmare. It’s the most popular time to visit the continent. There are tourists EVERYWHERE! Yet, despite that, it’s still one of my favorite times of the year to visit (May and October are really the best, though). During the summer, the hostels brim with life, the heat makes those beaches pop, and the sparkle of the Mediterranean in the mid-day July sun is like a diamond. Throw in some festivals and you have the recipe for one of the busiest tourist seasons out t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, US, Paris, Backpacking, Amsterdam, Croatia, Stockholm, Mediterranean, Europe Travel, Schengen Zone, Dave Dean, Current Favorite Restaurants, Kristin Addis, Eurail


The South Caucasus: Europe’s Forgotten Frontier

Located next to Russia, Iran, and Turkey, between the Black and Caspian Seas, the region of the South Caucasus is Europe’s forgotten frontier. The small countries of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan might sound exotic and daunting, perhaps even conjuring up images of austere, ex-Soviet states plagued by conflict. It’s understandable that only the most adventurous travelers make it over to the Caucasus. The reality; however, is that the region is rich in ancient and fascinating cultures, incredi...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Europe, UK, Featured, Kim Kardashian, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Eu, Turkey, Iran, Unesco, Winston Churchill, Poland, New Orleans


Citizens from Georgia and Ukraine can visit Europe visa-free

50 million people in Georgia and Ukraine can now travel to 26 European destinations in the Schengen zone without a visa. The agreement between EU and officials from the two countries has been signed on December 8th.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Georgia, Eu, Ukraine, Schengen Zone


How to (Legally) Stay in Europe for More Than 90 Days

Note: This post was originally published in 2012 but has been significantly updated, so it’s being republished! When I planned my move to Sweden, I tried to figure out how to get past the 90-day limit placed on tourist visas in the Schengen Area. This is a problem encountered by thousands of travelers every year and a question that regularly pops up in my inbox. “How can I stay in Europe for more than 90 days?” I’m asked. It’s a great question — with a very complicated answer. I always knew it ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Ireland


Humanitarian fears hang over Balkans migrant talks

The talks come after figures showed that Europe's migrant headache was continuing to rage, with over 110,000 people arriving in Greece and Italy so far this year alone, following more than one million in 2015. The influx has fuelled unease in Europe, boosted populist parties, driven a wedge among many of the 28 members of the European Union and thrown into doubt the continent's cherished passport-free Schengen Zone that is crucial for commerce.
Tags: Europe, Greece, European Union, Italy, Balkans, Schengen Zone


Fences, fortresses, and fortifications: What (not) to do about contemporary refugee flows?

In 2015, more people fled from persecution, war, human rights violations, discrimination, and other hardship than at any other time since World War II. UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, estimates that worldwide more than 60 million people, or one in every 122, have been forced to flee their homes. The vast majority of them have been displaced in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq and sought refuge in neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Ir...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Law, Australia, Iraq, Eu, European Union, Austria, Migration, Pakistan, United Nations, Refugees, Switzerland, Migrants, Un, Journals


Europe Refugee Crisis: EU Gives Greece 3 Months To Fix Border Controls

The European Union formally issued a warning Friday to Greece to reportedly fix serious oversights along its borders or face a suspension from the border-free Schengen zone for up to two years. The troubled country will now have three months to fix its borders as thousands of refugees continue to stream to its shores on their way to other European countries.
Tags: Europe, Greece, Eu, European Union, Schengen Zone


Photographer Captures Remnants Of Europe's Past To Imagine Its Future

Polish-born photographer Josef Schulz is reusing remnants of Europe's fragmented past to imagine its future. Inspired by his own experiences living in Germany, and teaching in Norway and Sweden, Schulz traveled across Europe in 2007 and 2008, taking photos of old, defunct checkpoints to challenge how Europeans view the notion of "borders." Schulz's project is named "Ubergang," the German word for "transition" or "crossing."  As the European Union grows continuously in size and scope, many inter...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Germany, Eu, European Union, Paris, Belgium, Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Huffington Post, Alexandra Ma, Schengen Zone, Schulz, Germany Sweden, Josef Schulz


Czech PM: "Alternate border system" needed if Schengen external borders not reinforced

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, says a "alternate border system" that would run from Bulgaria to Macedonia should be created if the external borders of the Schengen Zone are not successfully reinforced. Speaking on Tuesday, Mr. Sobotka also said that Turkey would need to fulfill its commitments to regulating migration and combating people smugglers and that solving the migration crisis required pressuring the different sides in Syria to reach agreement; if the war in Syria continues,...
Tags: Turkey, Syria, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Bohuslav Sobotka, Schengen Zone, Sobotka


Fresh concern for Schengen as Denmark, Sweden tighten borders

Kruså (Denmark) (AFP) - Denmark implemented spot checks on its border with Germany, in a move that triggered fresh concern for Europe's cherished Schengen passport-free zone hours after Sweden imposed its own controls on travellers from Denmark. Alarmed by the restrictions, the latest in a spate of border controls imposed across Europe in the wake of a massive migrant influx to the continent, Berlin warned the 20-year-old Schengen zone was "in danger".
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Germany, Berlin, Denmark, Schengen, Schengen Zone, Kruså Denmark