Schengen countries in Europe
All Schengen countries, except Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, are members of the European Union. UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania are also complementary to the list of Schengen countries. But Britain and Ireland – these are not the countries of the Schengen zone, they signed the Schengen agreement, but they have not abolished passport control. For the latter three countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania), the situation is the same. They are not included in the Schengen area, since the passport control when crossing the borders of these states still only just be abolished. So, the Schengen Agreement in 2010 did not alter its composition.
Thus, the third-country nationals obtain a visa to one of the states included in the list of Schengen countries can visit all Schengen states on the basis of this visa. In general, free to attend all the Schengen countries may be citizens of any country of the Schengen zone, a person with a visa of any of the Schengen states and nationals of third countries having an agreement on visa-free regime with any state within the list of Schengen countries.
After March 26, 1995 came into force Schengen agreement, that allows you to travel to Europe much easier. Under the agreement, Schengen countries have abolished passport checks at border crossings within the Schengen area. The latter to Schengen countries until 2011, joined Switzerland. Today the Schengen agreement is joined by twenty five European countries:
• Netherlands (Holland)
• Czech Republic