Originally Posted by Blackie Swart
Hi Gordon - thanks for that.
This was posted some time ago - so it seems there are some that may use a seaman's "passport" for travelling purposes, hence the question.
I also have my seaman's book, but I have never heard of it allowing free passage
. Years ago (much longer than I care to remember), It could allow you to exit some countries, providing you traveled directly from your ship to the airport
(do not stop, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars
), got on a plane and left.
I doubt very much that it will allow you entry to the Schengen area and to travel there.
Sorry - there's no such thing as a free lunch