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Venezuelan citizens can enter, travel between, and stay in the Schengen Area visa-free for up to 90 days per 180-day period. Both the 90-day and 180-day periods begin on the day a traveller enters any member country for the first time. Venezuelan visa-free visitors will be able to apply for ETIAS beginning in November 2023.

Venezuelan travellers are permitted unlimited number of entries into the Schengen Area as long as the total number of days spent in all member countries does not exceed 90 in any 180-day period.

Venezuelans can stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days with ETIAS. Venezuelan citizens must depart for a non-Schengen country into which they are permitted to enter. This means they must have either visa-free entry or a valid visa to enter this third country.

Venezuelan tourists must then remain outside the Schengen zone until the 180-day period outlined above expires. Venezuelan citizens are granted 90 days to spend in the European Union** within a second 180-day period as soon as they reach day 181.

Failure to leave Schengen after the 90-day period has expired frequently results in fines or even deportation for Venezuelan nationals.

Venezuelan citizens travelling to the European Union without a visa must have a valid passport. This will also be the case once ETIAS is operational.

The passport used for ETIAS application must be valid for the duration of the trip. This means that the traveller’s passport will not expire while in Europe.

If a Venezuelan national’s passport expires while they are in the Schengen Area for any reason, the citizen must contact the Venezuelan embassy or consulate.

Travelers are reminded that ETIAS becomes null and void when a citizen’s passport expires. This means that even if an individual’s ETIAS is still valid for three years, the travel authorization will no longer be valid once the associated passport expires.