As citizens of the United States of America, we are allowed to travel within Europe’s 26 Countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement.
Per the official Schengen Website at www.schengenvisainfo.org, the Uniform Schengen Visa stands for a permit of one of the Schengen Area Member Countries to transit or reside in the desired territory for a certain period of time up to the maximum of 90 days every six month period starting from the date of entry.
These are the European countries that are part of the Schengen Agreement: Austria, belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Neterlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.
Watch this video! I explain how any dummy can understand how the day counting for Schengen dates work. .
Here are some helpful links to figure out how to make sure you follow all of the rules to help you stay in compliance and not receive fines or potential blocks from re-entering these countries..
Travel.state.gov is a MUST visit site if you are an American who wants to travel abroad. Go to this site and visit the International Travel page and then select Countries. You can type in the country you want to visit and see all the rules.
Schengen Website is the place to be to see if there are any updates or information you need to know before or during your trip.
Schengen days Calculator. If you need help tracking your days to ensure you aren’t over staying your welcome, make sure you go here.