The Schengen area therefore includes all EU Member States, with the exception of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Cyprus; Currently, EU members Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia apply only part of the Schengen provisions. Until these three countries fully implement the so-called Schengen acquis, as is their objective, passport controls at internal borders will be maintained. In addition to the EU countries already mentioned, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are also Schengen states. Four Schengen countries, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, have overseas departments and territories. The Schengen Agreement also regulates travel to these countries. Some of them may be part of the European Union, but none of them are part of the Schengen area. When the complaint raises questions about two or more countries, national data protection authorities will cooperate to ensure the rights of the individual concerned. The Schengen area would not be able to function properly if it did not have rules and laws governing all aspects, including travel and security. The Schengen area consists of 26 countries and covers almost the entire European continent, with the Schengen countries listed below. It also means that the process of obtaining a Schengen visa is relatively standardised and that you need the same supporting documents – a passport, passport photos, an itinerary and proof of accommodation, a letter of invitation (if any) and proof of livelihoods to travel to each Schengen state. You will also need travel and health insurance at a cost of up to 30,000 euros, valid throughout the Schengen area, and not just for those you visit – where AXA comes into play. If your personal data is stored in the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), you have the right to request access to this data and to ensure that it is entered correctly and legally or, if not, to require a correction or deletion.
They can exercise this right in all states where SIS II is used, regardless of which Member State issues the tender. The Schengen Agreement is a treaty that has led to the creation of the European Schengen area, in which internal border controls have been largely abolished. It was signed on 14 June 1985 by five of the ten Member States of the European Economic Community at the time and adopted a decade later with all the countries of the European Union (EU) with the exception of the United Kingdom.