Schengen Visa Approved? Strike Off These Non-European Countries On Your Vacay List Too

Presenting you with a list of non-schengen countries that you can travel with your Schengen visa!


A golden ticket for travellers! A multi-entry Schengen visa can help explore European countries without the hassle of border controls. Under the revised regulations, known as the “Cascade” regime, travellers can use one visa to rule them all, as they can hop from country to country like a seasoned globetrotter. With Schengen, you can travel to countries including Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Bulgaria. But did you know that a Schengen visa can also be used to visit several other non-European countries? Yes, you read it right! With a valid Schengen visa, you can enter other non-Schengen countries for a short stay!  Depending on your visa type, validity and may be some additional permissions, you may be able to visit certain non-Schengen countries. While visa requirements can change, here are 10 dreamy destinations around the world that allow entry to Schengen visa holders! 



Mexico—a flamboyant country with a fusion of ancient traditions and modern delights, can be explored on a Schengen visa. Here, you can visit towering ruins of Chichen Itza or savour delectable food or get tipsy on Tequila! Your Schengen visa allows a stay of up to 180 days in Mexico.



The Bahamas–an archipelago nation in the Atlantic Ocean, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, clear turquoise waters, and luxurious resorts. Bask in this island’s tropical paradise as a Schengen visa allows you to stay here for 90 days. 



From majestic domes in Istanbul to surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, this country offers so much to travellers. Türkiye allows travellers with a valid Schengen visa to enter its land for 30 days. Here, you can explore the bustling bazaars and relax in traditional Turkish Hamams.



With iconic Marina Bay Sands to the lush Gardens by the Bay, Singapore is a treat for eyes! An island country located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is popular for its blend of cultures, modern architecture, and delicious food. Your Schengen visa allows a stay of up to 4 days in Singapore.




Explore the pyramids of Giza or sail across the Nile—the longest river in the world. Spend a day or more in Cairo as with a Schengen visa you can visit this country for 30 days.



The Philippines–an archipelago in Southeast Asia, is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and rich biodiversity. It’s also home to a fascinating culture that blends indigenous traditions with Spanish and American influences. Your Schengen visa allows a stay of up to 14 days in the Philippines that can be extended up to 21 days. 



Belize–an island paradise in Central America, has lush topography of rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Boasting the largest number of ancient Maya ruins in Central America. Belize is also known for its diving and snorkelling sites. Your Schengen visa allows a stay of up to 30 days in Belize.


Important Pointers:


  • Entry requirements to above mentioned can vary depending on your nationality and the type of Schengen visa you hold.
  • Always check the visa requirements for your specific destination with the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit.
  • Some of these countries may require you to obtain a separate visa upon arrival or in advance.
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