The Schengen Calendar validates your travel in the Schengen region so that you don't stay longer than 90 days out of any 180-day period.
Click and drag to capture a date range, or just tap or click on the start and end points of your visit.
The message at the top will change with each selection you make. If there is any trouble with your dates, the dates in violation will appear in red. To see what this looks like, just click and drag over any range longer than 90 days.
Print your Schengen Calendar to take with you as you travel. It can be used to help explain your travel to any border officials you meet, or anytime you are asked to produce your passport or identity card for travel.
The Schengen Area is an area consisting of 26 European countries without internal borders. Its citizens and many non-EU nationals, business people and tourists can freely circulate without being subjected to border checks. Since 1985, it has grown and today includes almost all EU States and a few associated non-EU countries.
The countries in the Schengen area include are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
While having abolished their internal borders, Schengen States have a common external border agreement on the basis of Schengen rules. This makes it very convenient for tourists to travel between the countries included in Schengen area. However it is important to understand the rules for what visa is required before entering the area (if any), and how long you can stay.
For futher information visit the European Commision Website
Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a Short Stay Schengen Visa before entering the Schengen area. The EU has a list of countries whose citizens must apply for a visa, and a list of countries that are exempt from this requirement. As of the 1st March 2015, the following countries are exempt from having to obtain a Schengen Visa prior to entry:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Marianas, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Please be aware that there are conditions on some of these countries. For example Citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia are exempt from visa obligation only if the passport contains biometric data.
If you are from any other country (outside of the EU), you will need to apply for a Visa before you travel. The visa will specify the length of time it is valid, and the number of entries (of multi entry -- unlimited) that are allowed. Please note that the "90 days in any 180 day period" still applies regardless of the Visa beginning and end dates. Use the Schengen calculator to enter your visa details, and to help calculate your allowed length of stay.
The calculation for calculating the allowed length of stay of third party nationals was revised and came into effect on the 18th October 2013. There are however a few which must still use the old calculation, these are Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, and Seychelles. This Schengen calculator uses the old or new calculation depending on your nationality and date of travel, so nationals of these countries may still use the calculator.
"90 days in any 180-day period [...]". "The date of entry shall be considered as the first day of stay on the territory of the Member States and the date of exit shall be considered as the last day of stay on the territory of the Member States. Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the duration of stay on the territory of the Member States."
The new definition simplifies the calculation, and is based on a rolling 180 days from the date of entry. This means on any given day, you need to look back to the previous 180 days, and you must not have stayed in the Schengen zone for more than 90 days in that period, including entry and exit dates.
The new definition does not apply to the visa waiver agreements concluded between the EU and Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, and Seychelles where the old definition continues to apply.
The old definition is different from a rolling 6 months, as it begins on the date of first entry, and then will reset 6 months after that date. Using this calculation can allow for longer stays than the new definition. For example, if you entered for one day at the start of January, and then re-entered 3 months later for 3 months to end of June, after that the 6 months (from January), would reset allowing you to stay another 3 months, effectively allowing almost 6 months. However, you cannot stay more than 3 months continuous days, so you would have to exit and re-enter the Schengen Area.
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Some countries have additional Visa waiver agreements with countries within the Schengen area allowing an additional 90 days in a 180 period stay; however this will be included in the 90 days for other Schengen countries. These additional agreements are often little known by travellers!
Denmark has an additional waiver program with Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US, allowing 90 days stay every six months, regardless of stays in another Schengen area country (except the other Nordic countries) prior to entry into Denmark.
See New to Denmark -- Official Portal for Foreigners for further information.
Currently the Schengen calculator does not take into account Additional Visa Waiver agreements. Please follow up on this with your own research.
The Schengen Calendar does not take into account any additional Visa Waiver Agreements that may exist.
The Schengen Calculator does not give any information on visa, entry requirements, or length of stay requirements for countries outside of the Schengen Area.
We're working to improve the Schengen Visa Calendar. Any feedback is welcome, specifically: