Visa policy of the Schengen Area

Instead of visas, EU to introduce "EUR 7 ticket" for Balkans

The price of this travel authorization will be seven euros.

Beta agency said it received confirmation that "although they do not need visas, citizens will have to pay a seven-euro fee within the framework of measures that should come into force in 2021, which are introduced due to the need for more stringent oversight of the EU's external borders."

EU Proposes Visa Restrictions on Countries Refusing to Take Back Illegal Migrants

Countries who refuse to take back migrants living illegally in the EU could face problems in the future when their citizens apply for visas. New rules proposed by the EC would set stricter conditions, reported DW.

The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced plans to penalize citizens from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants by restricting visas.

Romania's Foreign Minister: Postponing the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area is a Political Issu

In a special interview with the Bulgarian National Television, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu announced that his country is considering the possibility of joining the Schengen issue in Brussels together with Bulgaria.

He participates in the meeting of EU foreign ministers, which takes place in Sofia.

Turkey’s anti-terror law to be amended for EU visa deal: Officials

Turkey has submitted a proposal to overcome a longstanding stalemate over its definition of terrorism with the EU for the realization of visa-free travel for its nationals wanting to travel to the Schengen zone, ahead of an EU-Turkey summit in March, senior Turkish officials announced on Feb. 7.

The Bavarian Interior Minister does not Want Bulgaria in Schengen

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann announced against the adoption of Bulgaria in the Schengen zone, BNR announced. According to him, this is also the position of his Christian Social Union, the Bavarian partner of the ruling German Christian Democratic Union of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Canada Eases Visa Rule for Romania and Bulgaria

Canada has eased visa requirements for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria for trips lasting for less than six months. Visitors from the two countries will instead need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation if travelling to Canada by air./

Individuals who are going to Canada to study for more than six months will need a study permit and a visa.