Schengen area: New law consolidates border controls in Schengen area

A new law consolidates the Schengen Borders Code, which regulates the entry conditions and border controls of the Schengen area. The law will be implemented within the next 20 days.

The law consolidates at least the following points of the Schengen border rules:

  • Thorough verification of visa nationals’ entry rights, including passport and Schengen visa checks;
  • Examination of entry/exit stamps to verify that the traveller has not exceeded the maximum duration of authorized stay (90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen area); and
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration and purpose of stay.

Third-country nationals who are found to be non-compliant with the above rules may face entry issues.