Non Schengen visa free

There are several really powerful visas in the world. Schengen is one of them. Did you know that when you get the Schengen visa to visit your favourite European destinations, you are also eligible to travel to some other non-schengen countries as well?

Well here is a list of some gorgeous (non-Schengen) Balkan countries that you can fit in your Euro-trip itinerary:

  1. Croatia
  2. Bosnia & Herzgovina
  3. Serbia
  4. Montenegro
  5. Kosovo
  6. Albania
  7. Macedonia
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Romania
  10. Belarus
  11. Cyprus
  12. Georgia

Also, did you know that some of the countries your Schengen lets you travel to, are out of Europe? If you obtain a multiple entry, you can also visit these beautiful Central American & Caribbean destinations visa free as well:

  1. Mexico
  2. Columbia
  3. Antigua Barbuda
  4. Sao Tome & Principe

The only requirement often is, that you need to have travelled at least once in Schengen area on your visa before visiting the above.

Isn’t this amazing?

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  1. Memoona November 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply


  2. Ali Syed December 17, 2017 at 6:02 am - Reply

    It’s really great to see the information about different places and procedures….
    Good job seriously
    Have some creative ideas related !

  3. Izzy May 7, 2018 at 4:28 am - Reply

    So to be clear, one doesn’t need a Schengen visa if one wants to go to Croatia?

    • Anam May 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Hi. Sorry for the confusion, I’ve rephrased myself in the title. These are countries that don’t belong in Schengen, but you can visit them visa-free, ONLY if you have a valid Schengen and you lets say already going to Schengen region. 🙂

  4. .. May 7, 2018 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Ah with Schengen. I get it.

  5. Waqas May 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    dear Anam,

    thanks for your Sharing ideas,
    but i just came from europe and i was keen to go Belarus
    but unfortunately they Immigration told them i cant visit there- there will be breach of Immigration/
    i suggest all of those who want to go other Countries they can get Visa on Arrival there

    • Anam June 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply


      You got visa on Arrival? was it because you had a valid US/Schengen/UK visa?
      And from which country did you land in Belarus?

  6. Hamza Shakoor October 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve had the opportunity to travel most of the above mentioned countries on my Schengen Visa while back-packing through Eastern Europe. However, please keep in mind that Macedonia is not considered amongst countries which allow Schengen Visa/ Residence Permit Holders to enter. I was traveling from Albania to Macedonia, and was stopped on the border. They put an entry rejection stamp on my passport, and also filled out a separate form in which they specifically mentioned that the reason for refusing entry was because I didn’t have a valid visa. I had to turn back from there, and then hitchhiked to Greece instead.

  7. Wajeha October 30, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Schengen visa guide please

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