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05/07/2010 15:15:21

Susan mccoy<br>United States of America
Susan mccoy
United States of America

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Does anyone have a Med Route that sails the Med in 18 months (to avoid VAT) and complies with the Schengen Visa requirements (90 days within a Schengen country in a 6 month period)?
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05/07/2010 17:08:24

Jeremy Wyatt<br>United Kingdom<br>test boat 6
Jeremy Wyatt
United Kingdom
test boat 6

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Firstly, if you are a US citizen you do not need a visa for the Schengen Area, but you are limited to 90 days in any 6 month period (as are visitors from the EU in to the USA). Countries which are part of the Schengen Area are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. See more details about Schengen at http://www.noonsite.com/General/RegionalAgreements

90 days does allow for 3 months cruising, which is a reasonable time for summer cruising. especially if you treat the Med as western and eastern halves and don't try to be too ambitious in one season.

EU VAT rules allow for temporary importation of a private vessel for 18 months within the EU. Further details are posted at:
http://www.noonsite.com/General/EuropeanUnion/VAT

Countries in the Mediterranean that are outside the EU VAT zone and popular with cruisers are: Gibraltar; Morocco; Tunesia; Croatia; Montenegro; Albania and Turkey which is especially popular as a place to over-winter since it is not part of the Euro zone so prices are very competitive. There are also marinas in Northern Cyprus and Israel which appeal to cruisers.

So in summary, a western med cruise could include Spain, France, western Italy, Malta, Tunesia and Gibraltar. An eastern Med cruise could include the eastern side of Italy, the Adriatic countries, and Greece then finish in Turkey.
edited by Jeremy Wyatt
United Kingdom
test boats on 05/07/2010
edited by Jeremy Wyatt
United Kingdom
test boats on 05/07/2010
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06/07/2010 12:32:38

Susan mccoy<br>United States of America
Susan mccoy
United States of America

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Thank you so much, that is quite helpful!
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25/03/2018 09:12:28

Peter Holmberg<br>Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Peter Holmberg
Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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Does anyone know what would trigger a day-count of the 90 day limit? Do the immigration computers of different EU countries talk to each other and keep track of my total days, and come up on a screen when i enter/exit the EU, or would it require an officer deciding to inspect my passport stamps?
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26/03/2018 11:13:16

Val Ellis<br>United Kingdom
Val Ellis
United Kingdom

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Portugal is supposed to be hosting a computer system which monitors entry/exit from the Schengen Area countries and their own Immigration service does appear to use it. We do not have any information which indicates that other countries do so.
However, most Immigration officers do check passports but how accurately they check your 90 days within the moving 180 day period is open to question.

See the Noonsite page at http://www.noonsite.com/General/EuropeanUnion



Val

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edited by Val Ellis
United Kingdom on 26/03/2018
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