Originally Posted by jckb
Great reply mairsi.
One point, the reference above refers to visas, rather than passport stamps as provided to those who don't need visas prior to entry.
I wonder if there's some subtle difference there?
The passport stamp is the Schengen visa for those citizens that do not need to preapply, in all case the " visa" rules apply
So in the case of US visitors , the visa is stamped into the passport on arrival at the point of enter into the Schengen area. For others they must pre -apply , but the operational rules are exactly the same. Us visitors must have a Schengen visa, it's just they don't need to pre apply
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