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10 Non-Schengen Countries You Can Visit If You Have A Schengen Visa!

BY Apoorva | 11 Jun, 2024 | 1010 views | 6 min read

Planning a honeymoon is always fun. What is not fun is getting all the paper work in place, especially from India where visa is a huge task. Your Schengen visa is one of the most sought-after visas in the world, given everyone wants to travel to Europe. A multiple-entry Schengen visa can take you across 29 countries in the Schengen Zone. Along with that, the Schengen visa has the magical ability to get you entry into a non-Schengen country too! So, we’ve got you the ultimate list of 10 non-Schengen countries you can visit with a Schengen visa.

Türkiye

Türkiye, recently renamed from Turkey is a glorious spot to honeymoon. It offers a blend of romance, history, and stunning landscapes. From Istanbul’s souk markets, Cappadocia’s hot hair balloon rides to Antalya’s beautiful beaches, this country has it all.

Visa Details: With a valid Schengen visa, Indian passport holders can apply for single-entry e-visas valid for one month provided they meet certain conditions.

Albania

Imagine relaxing on the pristine sands of the Albanian Riviera, exploring the ancient ruins of Butrint, and strolling through the charming streets of Gjirokastër. With its beautiful landscapes, warm hospitality, and a blend of cultural influences, Albania promises an unforgettable and unique honeymoon experience.

Visa Details: A valid multiple-entry Schengen visa, used at least once, allows you visa-free entry into Albania for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Egypt

Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Cairo's bustling streets, indulge in luxury as you cruise down the legendary Nile, savouring breathtaking sunsets and starlit skies from the deck of your private boat. From the serene beauty of the Red Sea's crystal-clear waters to the mesmerizing allure of Luxor's temples, Egypt is a great place to kickstart your happily ever after!

Visa Details: With a valid Schengen visa, travellers can secure a single-entry permit allowing them to stay in Monaco for up to 30 days within a three-month period.

Monaco

Do you love supercars, yachts and casinos? Then this is the place you should honeymoon at. The second-smallest country in the world, and a hot favourite for all things fun. Indulge in opulent experiences, from savoring exquisite cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants to trying your luck at the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo. Let Monaco be the enchanting backdrop to your honeymoon, where passion ignites and memories last a lifetime.

Visa Details: Although not officially part of the Schengen zone, Monaco is treated as if it were. To enter Monaco, you need a Schengen visa that covers France, which allows you to stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Philippines

Picture this: stunning beaches with powdery white sand, crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkelling, and lush green landscapes begging to be explored hand in hand. From the vibrant streets of Manila to the tranquillity of Palawan, there's something for every couple here. And the food? Get ready for mouthwatering dishes like adobo and halo-halo that'll make your taste buds dance. What more can you ask for?

Visa Details: With a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa, you can visit the Philippines for up to 14 days. If needed, this can be extended to 21 days, but it's up to the Philippines Bureau of Immigration to grant the extension.

Cyprus

Lounge on the sun-soaked beaches of Ayia Napa, explore the ancient ruins in Paphos and take a sunset cruise along the picturesque coastline. With its quaint villages, luxurious resorts, and delectable Mediterranean cuisine, Cyprus promises a dreamy honeymoon for Indian couples!

Visa Details: A multiple-entry Schengen visa allows you to enter Cyprus and stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

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Picture-perfect beaches, UNESCO World Heritage site Gorham's Cave complex, and the enchanting Ape's Den await in Gibraltar. A blissful honeymoon haven blending natural beauty and rich history!

Visa Details: Travelers holding multiple-entry Schengen visas, with at least seven days of remaining validity upon departure, are permitted to enter Gibraltar for a duration of up to 21 days.

Aruba

If white sand beaches with all inclusive beach resorts are your thing, then Aruba is the place to be! Whether you're lounging on the beach with a cocktail in hand or exploring the vibrant marine life while snorkelling, Aruba has something for every honeymooner. Also, Aruba boasts sunny skies practically year-round, so you can leave those worries about rain ruining your honeymoon at home.

Visa Details: A multiple-entry Schengen visa allows you to stay up to 30 days at a time, with a total of no more than 180 days within a year.

Peru

Peru for your honeymoon? Sounds awesome! Think Machu Picchu, llamas, and delicious ceviche. It's like the perfect blend of adventure and romance. Whether you're exploring ancient ruins together or strolling through colourful markets hand in hand, Peru's got that magic vibe. And let's not forget the food – from street eats to fancy dinners, you'll be in culinary heaven. So pack your bags and get ready for a honeymoon you'll never forget in Peru!

Visa Details: At the time of entry into Peru, a Schengen visa with a validity of a minimum six months allows you to travel visa-free in Peru, with a total of no more than 180 days within a year.

Tblisi, Georgia

One of the most popular honeymoon destinations from India currently, this one is a crowd favourite. Valleys covered in vineyards stretching out as far as the eye can see, and churches and watchtowers dot the mountain scenery. It's like something out of a fairytale! You can stroll through the cobblestone streets of Old Tbilisi hand in hand, sample delicious Georgian cuisine, and maybe even take a dip in the famous sulphur baths. So, get planning because Tbilisi is waiting to add a touch of magic to your honeymoon!

Visa Details: A visa for Schengen states permits a visit of up to 90 days within any 180-day period.

Do note that visa regulations can change unexpectedly. Therefore, always verify the current requirements with the visa office of your destination country.

All images are from Pinterest unless mentioned otherwise. 

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