In spite of its popularity as one of the world’s most travelled cities, travellers in Europe are restricted by many restrictive rules and laws that make travelling here very expensive. Visas, passports, and other necessary documents are not freely available. Furthermore, there are many restrictions on tourists imposed by various countries including the ban on travel to some EU member states – Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. Some countries have even banned all non EU citizens from entering these territories. There are also some well-known “first-time traveller” mistakes that can seriously damage your chances of being granted an entry permit. Here is a look at five popular myths and some advice to make your travelling to Europe easier.
It’s not allowed to Travel to Europe if you are a US citizen stay illegally. This is a very common myth but it is certainly false for people who are not from the European Union (EU). If you are eligible to apply for an EU visa and you have applied for a residence card or an EU passport and you are eligible to travel to Europe, you are not obliged to stay in another country that is not part of the European Union.
Stay in another country, get a EUROT recognised entry and obtain a visa waiver. An EU visa waiver may be possible for travellers who have a well organised scheme for travelling and who meet certain criteria. In order to qualify for a visa waiver, you will have to demonstrate that you are travelling to one of the member states of the European Union (euronioria). The number of countries that can allow you to apply for a visa waiver are limited and may depend on the period of your stay in each country.
It’s not allowed to Travel to Europe if you have a criminal record or if you are on parole. This is a common myth that can even affect Canadian citizens. Many countries do not allow convicted criminals, including Canadians, to enter their territory. If your criminal record is expunged (removed), you will be able to travel to Europe.
It’s illegal to Travel to Europe if you have an active arrest warrant from the United Kingdom or Ireland. If you are looking to travel to Europe, you will have to show evidence that you are registered as a legal resident of a country that is member of the European Union. To get an EU visa, you must have all necessary vaccinations. Travelling to countries in the European Union that are outside the Schengen Agreement is considered illegal. You should also carry out a thorough research about the traveling areas in order to avoid any problems.
It is prohibited to Travel to Europe if you are on parole. Parole is an official release that allows convicted criminals, including Canadian citizens, to leave the country. If you are on parole and want to travel to Europe, you will need to apply for a Swedish visa. In most cases, arrivals and departures are restricted to Denmark only.
Canadian citizens travelling to EU countries, may face several restrictions. Some of these include a ban on carrying weapons, a ban on carrying firearms and ammunition in public, and some restrictions on travelling between EU countries. The rules and restrictions vary from country to country.
Travel to Europe by Air – Hotels, resorts and airlines offer great discount deals for citizens of Canada who wish to travel to some of the most attractive destinations in Europe. Several airlines in Canada offer flight tickets to destinations such as Switzerland and Turkey. Travellers can book affordable air fare tickets to many popular European cities like Barcelona, Paris, Prague, London, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon and Warsaw. Travel to Europe by Sea – Certain countries like Ireland and Italy have open coastlines that allow you access to the islands of the Mediterranean.