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Europe

Europe, a popular holiday destination, is the second smallest continent, covering around 2% of the Earth's surface. The European culture has its roots in ancient Rome and ancient Greece. It is believed that the continent's name is derived from the Phoenician princess, Europa, in ancient Greek times. Her name is said to refer to the ancient Greek elements εὐρύς (eurús), "wide, broad" and ὤψ (ōps, gen. ὠπός, ōpós) "eye, face, countenance", hence their composite Eurṓpē would mean "wide-gazing" or "broad of aspect". (- reference, Wikipedia)  

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The list below refers to the different Schengen area countries and their visa requirements.

Are you traveling to Europe? You can check on the latest travel documentation required for your trip, which includes the need for a Schengen visa, or not.

 
Austria   Check out these ideas for your next trip to Austria. Belgium   Check out these ideas for your next trip to Belgium. Czech Republic  | Denmark  | Estonia  | Finland  | France  | Germany  | Greece  | Hungary  | Iceland  | Italy  | Latvia  | Liechtenstein  | Lithuania  | Luxembourg  | Malta  | Netherlands  | Norway  | Poland  | Portugal  | Slovakia  | Slovenia  | Spain  | Sweden  | Switzerland    

Language

The Schengen official language in terms of communication is English. In the big cities of most Schengen area countries, you'll be able to get away with English. However, when you travel to the countryside into more rural areas, the country's native language may be more prominent.