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Document 32002X1216(03)

Common Manual

OJ C 313, 16.12.2002, p. 97–335 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 12/10/2006; Repealed by 32006R0562 . Latest consolidated version: 01/06/2004

16.12.2002   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

C 313/97


COMMON MANUAL

(2002/C 313/02)

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

The Common Manual, as adopted by the Executive Commitee stablished by the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 (listed under reference SCH/Com-ex (99) 13 in annex A to Council Decision 1999/435/EC OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 1), has since been amended on several occasions pursuant to the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 790/2001 of 24 April 2001 (OJ L 116, 26.4.2001, p. 5). The Common Manual, as amended to date, is published here following the adoption of two Council Decisions declassifying the text of the Common Manual itself and all but three of its Annexes (see Council Decision 2000/751/EC (OJ L 303, 2.12.2000, p. 29) and Council Decision 2002/535/EC (OJ L 123, 9.5.2002, p. 49)).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I:   CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING THE TERRITORY OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.

Crossing external borders 100

1.1.

Consequences of authorisation to enter 100

1.2.

Crossing the border at authorised border crossing points 100

1.3.

Crossing the border at places other than authorised border crossing points 100

2.

Documents recognised as valid for the crossing of external borders 100

3.

Visas required of aliens entering the territory of the Contracting Parties 101

3.1.

Uniform visas for stays not exceeding three months, including transit visas 102

3.2.

Visas with limited territorial validity 102

3.3.

Visas for a stay of over three months 102

4.

Other conditions for entry 102

4.1.

Documentary evidence or information establishing the likelihood of the reason given for entry 102

4.2.

Conditions relating to security 103

PART II:   BORDER CHECKS

1.

Principles governing checks 104

1.1.

Officers authorised to carry out checks and surveillance 104

1.2.

Purpose of checks 105

1.3.

Procedures for checks 105

1.4.

Procedures for refusing entry 106

2.

Practical procedures for checks 107

2.1.

Affixing stamps 107

2.2.

Surveillance of external borders at places other than crossing points and outside office opening hours 107

2.3.

The following information must be entered in a register 108

3.

Special rules on the various means of transport used for crossing external borders 108

3.1.

Checks on road traffic 108

3.2.

Checks on rail traffic 108

3.3.

Checks on international civil air traffic 109

3.4.

Checks on maritime traffic 111

3.5.

Checks on inland waterways shipping 113

4.

Cooperation 113

4.1.

Exchange of information 113

4.2.

Liaison officers 113

5.

Issuing visas at the border 114

6.

Special arrangements 114

6.1.

Nationals of the Member States of the European Community and members of their families from third countries 114

6.2.

Aliens holding a residence permit issued by another Contracting Party 115

6.3.

Statutory refugees and stateless persons 115

6.4.

Pilots of aircraft and other crew members 115

6.5.

Seamen 115

6.6.

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports 116

6.7.

Cross-border workers 116

6.8.

Minors 116

6.9.

Group trips 116

6.10.

Aliens who submit an application for asylum at the border 116

6.11.

Members of international organisations 117

ANNEXES TO THE COMMON MANUAL

1.

Authorised border crossing points 118

2.

Penalties for unauthorised crossing of borders (1) 151

3.

Bilateral agreements on local border traffic (1) 151

4.

Criteria for determining whether a travel document may bear a visa 151

5.

I. Common list of third countries the nationals of which are subject to the vise requirement imposed by Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2414/2001 152
II. Common list of third countries the nationals of which exempt from the visa requirement imposed by Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2414/2001 152
III. Regulations governing the movement of holders of diplomatic, official duty and service passports, and holders of laissez-passers which certain International Intergovernmental Organisations issue to their officials 152

5a.

Common list of third countries whose nationals are subject to an airport transit visa requirement, where holders of travel documents issued by these third countries are also subject to this visa requirement 159

6.

Uniform format for visa stickers and information on their technical specifications and security features 163

6a.

How to fill in visa stickers 169

6b.

Entries which the Contracting Parties shall write, where necessary, in the ‘remarks’ section 190

6c.

Instructions on writing entries in the section to be electronically scanned 190

7.

Specimen visa stickers 191

8.

Specimen visas with limited territorial validity 199

8a.

Rules and procedures governing information to be sent by Contracting Parties when issuing visas with limited territorial validity, when cancelling, revoking and reducing the duration of validity of uniform visas and when issuing national residence permits 203

9.

Specimen long-stay visa 206

10.

Reference amounts required for crossing borders fixed annually by the national authorities 207

11.

List of documents giving entitlement to entry without a visa 212

12.

Specimen separate sheets 230

13.

Specimen cards issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 244

14.

Issue of uniform visas at borders 333

14a.

Fees, in euro, to be charged when issuing uniform visas 334

14b.

List of visa applications requiring prior consultation with the central authorities, in accordance with Article 17(2) 335

(1)  Annexes 2 and 3 have been deleted by Council Decision 2002/352/EC (OJ L 123, 9.5.2002, p. 47). Applicable since 1 June 2002.


The entry into force of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement entails the abolition of checks at internal borders and moving them to external borders. As a result, the checks carried out at the external borders of the area covered by the Convention, benefit not only the States at whose external borders they are carried out but also all the Contracting Parties, whose interests must be taken into account by the officials carrying out such checks.

PART I:   CONDITIONS FOR ENTERING THE TERRITORY OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.   Crossing external borders

Article 3 of the Implementing Convention

‘1.

External borders may in principle only be crossed at border crossing points and during the fixed opening hours. More detailed provisions, exceptions and arrangements for local border traffic, and rules governing special categories of maritime traffic such as pleasure boating and coastal fishing, shall be adopted by the Executive Committee.

2.

The Contracting Parties undertake to introduce penalties for the unauthorised crossing of external borders at places other than crossing points or at times other than the fixed opening hours’

.

1.1.   Consequences of authorisation to enter

A person who has lawfully entered the territory of one of the Contracting Parties by its external border may normally move about freely within the territory of all the Contracting Parties during a period not exceeding three months.

1.2.   Crossing the border at authorised border crossing points

External borders may be crossed at the authorised border crossing points provided for in Annex 1 during the stipulated opening hours. ‘The unauthorised crossing of external borders at places other than border crossing points or at times other than the fixed opening hours is punishable by the penalties provided for by national law’ (1). Opening hours must be indicated at border posts by a notice.

1.3.   Crossing the border at places other than authorised border crossing points

(…)

 (2)

persons in respect of whom provision is made for the appropriate permits under bilateral agreements on local border traffic, — known in Italy as ‘local border traffic’ or ‘excursion traffic’ (1).

seamen who go ashore in accordance with point 6.5.2.

1.3.1. (2)

The competent authorities under national law may issue individuals or groups of persons with a special permit enabling them to cross the external border at places other than authorised crossing points or outside the stipulated times:

where there is a requirement of a special nature, and

it does not conflict with the interests of public policy and the national security of the Contracting Parties.

In all cases, such a permit may be issued only if the person requesting it produces the necessary documents when crossing the border.

1.3.2.

Nationals of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of the Netherlands shall be authorised to cross, at any point, the borders of the State whose nationality they hold.

1.3.3.

Derogations from the provisions of point 1.2. in connection with local border traffic, known in Italy as ‘local border traffic’ or ‘excursion traffic’, are granted in accordance with the bilateral agreements concluded by the Member States with bordering third States (1).

2.   Documents recognised as valid for the crossing of external borders

Article 5 of the Implementing Convention:

‘1.

For stays not exceeding three months, aliens fulfilling the following conditions may be granted entry into the territories of the Contracting Parties:

(a)

that the aliens possess a valid document or documents, as defined by the Executive Committee, authorising them to cross the border;

(b)

that the aliens are in possession of a valid visa if required;

(c)

that the aliens produce, if necessary, documents justifying the purpose and conditions of the intended stay and that they have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the period of the intended stay and for the return to their country of origin or transit to a third State into which they are certain to be admitted, or are in a position to acquire such means lawfully;

(d)

that the aliens shall not be persons for whom an alert has been issued for the purposes of refusing entry;

(e)

that the aliens shall not be considered to be a threat to public policy, national security or the international relations of any of the Contracting Parties.

2.

An alien who does not fulfil all the above conditions must be refused entry into the territories of the Contracting Parties unless a Contracting Party considers it necessary to derogate from that principle for humanitarian grounds, on grounds of national interest or because of international obligations. In such cases authorisation to enter will be restricted to the territory of the Contracting Party concerned, which must inform the other Contracting Parties accordingly.

These rules shall not preclude the application of special provisions concerning the right to asylum or the provisions laid down in Article 18.

3.

Aliens who hold residence permits or re-entry visas issued by one of the Contracting Parties or, where required, both documents, shall be authorised entry for transit purposes, unless their names are on the national list of alerts of the Contracting Party whose external borders they are seeking to cross’

.

2.1.

A list, for each country, of the documents recognised as valid for the crossing of external borders and of those which may bear a visa, in the case of aliens subject to the visa requirement, is set out in Annex 4. A list of, and specimen residence permits and return visas, provided for under Article 5(3) of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, are set out in Annex 11.

3.   Visas required of aliens entering the territory of the Contracting Parties

Article 10 of the Convention

‘1.

A uniform visa valid for the entire territory of the Contracting Parties shall be introduced. This visa, the period of validity of which shall be determined by Article 11, may be issued for visits not exceeding three months.

2.

Pending the introduction of such a visa, the Contracting Parties shall recognise their respective national visas, provided that these are issued in accordance with common conditions and criteria determined in the context of the relevant provisions of this Chapter.

3.

By way of derogation from paragraphs 1 and 2, each Contracting Party shall reserve the right to restrict the territorial validity of the visa in accordance with common arrangements determined in the context of the relevant provisions of this Chapter’

.

Article 11 of the Convention

‘1.

The visa provided for in Article 10 may be:

(a)

a travel visa valid for one or more entries, provided that neither the length of a continuous visit nor the total length of successive visits exceeds three months in any half-year, from the date of first entry;

(b)

a transit visa authorising its holder to pass through the territories of the Contracting Parties once, twice or exceptionally several times en route to the territory of a third State, provided that no transit shall exceed five days.

2.

Paragraph 1 shall not preclude a Contracting Party from issuing a new visa, the validity of which is limited to its own territory, within the half-year in question if necessary’

.

Pending the introduction of a uniform visa, the Contracting Parties will recognise, for all types of visas, their respective national visas. The uniform stick-in visa will be used for:

uniform visas for stays not exceeding three months,

transit visas,

visas of limited territorial validity for stays not exceeding three months,

visas for stays of over three months.

3.1.   Uniform visas for stays not exceeding three months, including transit visas

3.1.1.

A list of States for whose nationals a visa is required by all the Contracting Parties is given in Annex 5. The uniform visa will be issued to the nationals of the States appearing on that list. Aliens subject to a visa requirement by only one Contracting Party must also obtain a uniform visa from that Contracting Party, having regard to the provisions of Article 5(1) of the Convention; this visa will state that the holder is required to hold a visa only by the Contracting Party concerned. Where an alien is required to hold a visa by several Contracting Parties, the uniform visa issued by one of these Contracting Parties in accordance with the provisions of this point (third sentence) will also be valid for the other Contracting Parties requiring the alien to hold a visa.

3.1.2.

A technical description of the stick-in visa is given in Annex 6. Details of how to complete the stick-in visa are set out in Annex 6a. The details to be completed by the Contracting Parties, where necessary, under ‘comments’ are set out in Annex 6b. The instructions on completing details in the optical reading area are given in Annex 6c.

3.1.3.

Specimen stick-in visas with examples of possible endorsements are given in Annex 7.

3.1.4.

The endorsements printed on the stick-in visa are to be in English, French and the respective national languages.

3.2.   Visas with limited territorial validity

3.2.1.

Visas with limited territorial validity shall be issued by:

a Contracting Party which, for humanitarian reasons, acting in the national interest or because of international obligations (Article 5(2), Article 16 of the Convention), considers it necessary to issue such a visa although the conditions laid down in Article 5(1) of the Convention have not been fulfilled,

a Contracting Party which, after expiry of the visa provided for in Article 11(1) of the Convention, wishes to issue a new visa in the same six-month period (Article 11(2) of the Convention).

3.2.2.

A visa with limited territorial validity is a national visa whose validity is limited to the territory of the State(s) which issued it. This visa does not enable its holder to invoke Article 19 of the Convention for the purposes of staying in the territory of the other Contracting Parties.

3.2.3.

A visa with limited territorial validity shall be identified in a specific manner. A specimen of this type of visa is shown in Annex 8.

3.2.4.

Rules and procedures governing information to be sent by Contracting Parties when issuing visas with limited territorial validity, when cancelling, revoking and reducing the duration of uniform visas and when issuing national residence permits are described in Annex 8a.

3.3.   Visas for a stay of over three months

3.3.1.

Long-stay visas are national visas. They allow the holder to travel through the territory of the other Contracting Parties only in order to go to the territory of the Contracting Party which issued the visa, unless he fails to meet the conditions for entry laid down in Article 5(1)(a), (d) and (e) of the Convention or if he appears on the national alert list of the Contracting Party through whose territory transit is requested.

3.3.2.

A specimen long-stay visa is shown in Annex 9.

4.   Other conditions for entry

Article 6(1) of the Convention

‘1.

Cross-border movement at external borders shall be subject to checks by the competent authorities. Checks shall be carried out for the Contracting Parties' territories, in accordance with uniform principles, within the scope of national powers and national law, and taking account of the interests of all Contracting Parties.’

4.1.   Documentary evidence or information establishing the likelihood of the reasons given for entry

It is for the alien to provide on request the reason for his application to enter the territory. In the event of doubt, the checking officers may require him to produce supporting documents and papers as proof or to show good faith.

4.1.1.

In order to provide proof or to establish the likelihood of the reasons given for entry, the following may in particular be required:

4.1.1.1.

for business trips:

an invitation from a firm or an authority to attend meetings or events connected with trade, industry or work,

other documents which show the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes,

entry tickets for fairs and congresses;

4.1.1.2.

for journeys undertaken for the purposes of study or other types of training:

a certificate of enrolment at a teaching institute for the purposes of attending vocational and theoretical courses in the framework of basic and further training,

student cards or certificates for the courses attended;

4.1.1.3.

for journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons:

an invitation from the host,

a supporting document from the establishment providing lodging,

confirmation of the booking of an organised trip,

a return or round-trip ticket;

4.1.1.4.

for journeys undertaken for another reason:

invitations, enrolments or programmes,

attendance certificates, entry tickets, receipts, etc.,

for political, scientific, cultural, sports or religious events, stating wherever possible the name of the host organisation or the length of stay.

4.1.2.

Aliens wishing to enter the territory of the Contracting Parties must have sufficient means of subsistence for the expected duration of the stay and for the return journey or transit to a third State. Means of subsistence shall be assessed in accordance with the purpose of the stay and by reference to average prices for board and lodging. The reference amounts set each year by each of the Contracting Parties are shown in Annex 10.

The presumption of sufficient means of subsistence will be based, for example, on the cash, travellers' cheques, credit cards, and the appropriate number of Eurocheques supported by a Eurocheque card and statements in respect of guarantees in the alien's possession.

4.2.   Conditions relating to security

When an alien enters the territory, a check must be carried out to determine whether the alien, his vehicle or the objects in his possession represent a threat to the public policy, national security or international relations of any of the Contracting Parties. Such a threat may in particular exist where:

the alien has been convicted of an offence carrying a custodial sentence of at least one year,

there are serious grounds for believing that the alien has committed serious offences, including those referred to in Article 71 of the Convention, or that he intends to commit such offences in the territory any of the Contracting Parties,

the alien has been the subject of a deportation, removal or expulsion measure and the measure is accompanied by an actual prohibition on entry or residence or entails such a prohibition.

(Article 96(2) and (3) of the Convention).

The entry into force of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement entails the abolition of checks at internal borders and moving them to external borders. As a result, the checks carried out at the external borders of the area covered by the Convention benefit not only the States at whose external borders they are carried out but also all the Contracting Parties, whose interests must be taken into account by the officials carrying out such checks.

PART II:   BORDER CHECKS

1.   Principles governing checks

Article 6(2) of the Convention

‘2.

The standard principles referred to in paragraph 1 shall be as follows:

(a)

checks on persons shall include not only the verification of travel documents and the other conditions governing entry, residence, work and exit but also checks to detect and prevent threats to the national security and public policy of the Contracting Parties. Such checks shall also be carried out on vehicles and objects in the possession of persons crossing the border. They shall be carried out by each Contracting Party in accordance with its legislation, in particular where searches are involved;

(b)

all persons shall at least have their travel documents checked in order to establish their identities;

(c)

on entry, aliens shall be subject to a thorough check as defined in (a);

(d)

on exit, the requisite checks shall be carried out in the interest of all Contracting Parties pursuant to the law on aliens in order to detect and prevent threats to the national security and public policy of the Contracting Parties. Such checks shall be carried out in all cases involving aliens;

(e)

if in certain circumstances such checks cannot be carried out then priorities must be set. In this case, entry checks shall as a rule take priority over exit checks’

.

1.1.   Officers authorised to carry out checks and surveillance

1.1.1.

Checks at external borders are to be carried out by officers of the border police forces or of the services of the Contracting Parties responsible in accordance with national law for border police duties.

These services are:

for the Kingdom of Belgium: Police Fédérale/Federale Politie and Customs,

for Denmark: det danske politi (Danish police),

for the Federal Republic of Germany: Bundesgrenzschutz, Customs and Länder police in Bavaria, Bremen and Hamburg,

for the Hellenic Republic: Ελληνική Αστυνομία (Helliniki Astynomia), Λιμενικό Σώμα (Limeniko Soma), Τελωνεία (Telonia),

for the Kingdom of Spain: Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, Guardia Civil, customs,

for the French Republic: D.C.P.A.F. (Direction Centrale de la Police aux Frontières), Customs,

for the Italian Republic: Polizia di Stato, Carabinieri, Guardia di Finanza,

for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Customs, special Gendarmerie division at the airport,

for the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Koninklijke Marechaussee, Customs (import and excise duties), Rotterdam city police (port),

for the Portuguese Republic: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras, Direcçâo-Geral de Alfândegas, Brigada Fiscal da Guarda Nacional Repúblicana,

for Finland: Border guards, Customs and Police,

for Sweden: border checks are carried out primarily by the police, who may be assisted by Customs, the Coastguard and the Migration Board. Checks on persons at sea are carried out by the Coastguard,

for the Republic of Iceland: Ríkislögreglustjóri (Director-General of the National Police), Lögreglustjórar (Heads of police districts),

for the Kingdom of Norway: in principle, checks at the external borders are carried out by the police. They may, in certain cases and at the request of the head of the local police force, be carried out by Customs or the armed forces (specifically, the Coastguard or the Varanger-South garrison). In such cases, these bodies have limited police powers.

1.1.2.

When carrying out these duties, officers are vested with the powers of border police and the powers to instigate criminal proceedings conferred on them by national law.

1.2.   Purpose of checks

1.2.1.

Checks on movements at external borders will cover:

verification of the documents authorising crossing of the border and of the other entry conditions laid down in Article 5 of the Convention and, where necessary, of the documents authorising residence and the pursuit of an occupation,

the detection and recording of offences, particularly through direct consultation of reports on persons and objects included in the Schengen Information System (SIS) and in national data files and, if necessary, carrying out action to be taken relating to such reports,

the prevention of threats to public policy and national security of the Contracting Parties and quelling disturbances.

1.2.2.

The principle of proportionality must be complied with in the performance of border police duties.

1.3.   Procedures for checks

Checks on movements and surveillance are effective if they cope with the risks that result from the various situations encountered. This should be assessed by the competent national authorities cooperating with the authorities of the Contracting Parties.

The Contracting Parties shall carry out checks at external borders in accordance with the following uniform principles:

1.3.1.

the minimum check referred to in Article 6(2)b of the Convention which is intended to establish a person's identity, consists of an identity check on the basis of the travelling documents produced or presented and in rapid and straightforward verification of the validity of the document authorising the holder to cross the border and of the presence of signs of falsification or counterfeiting.

1.3.2.

the thorough check referred to in Article 6(2)c involves, in addition to the basic check:

1.3.2.1.

a detailed examination of the following aspects:

is the document presented valid for crossing the border and, where applicable, is it accompanied by the requisite visa?

does the document show signs of falsification or counterfeiting?

1.3.2.2.

verification regarding the origin and destination of the individual and the purpose of the journey and, if necessary, checking the corresponding supporting documents;

1.3.2.3.

verification that the individual has sufficient means of subsistence for the length of stay envisaged, for his return or transit to a third country, or that he can obtain these means legally;

1.3.2.4.

direct consultation of the data on persons and objects contained in the SIS and in national data files. If consultation of the SIS reveals that an alert has been made as defined in Articles 95 to 100 of the Convention, the action requested which appears on the screen must first be performed;

1.3.2.5.

verification that the person, his vehicle and the objects he is transporting are not likely to jeopardise public policy, national security or international relations of any of the Contracting Parties.

1.3.3.

Without prejudice to the provisions of points 1.3.5.1, 1.3.5.2 and 1.3.5.3, all persons shall be subject to a minimum check upon entry and exit.

As a general rule, aliens shall be subject to a thorough check on entry and exit.

1.3.4.

Nationals of the Member States of the European Community shall be subject to random thorough checks on entry and on exit in certain cases where there is reason to believe that the persons concerned might compromise public policy, national security or health.

1.3.5.

Checks at land borders may be relaxed as a result of special circumstances. This will be the case, in particular, where the intensity of traffic results in excessive delay in the time taken to reach checking posts, and all resources have been exhausted as regards staff, facilities and organisation.

1.3.5.1.

The official responsible for border checks locally may, under the conditions described in point 1.3.5, establish priorities and must amend them as frequently as possible to increase the effectiveness of checks. In this regard, checks on entry movements shall normally take priority over checks on exit movements.

1.3.5.2.

The official responsible for border checks locally who relaxes checks must show discretion. Such relaxation of checks may only be temporary, must be adapted to the circumstances justifying it and must be introduced gradually.

1.3.5.3.

Individuals known personally to the officer responsible for checks, and whom he knows, on the basis of an initial check, have not been the subject of an alert in the SIS or in a national data file and who possess a valid document authorising them to cross the border, will be subject only to random checks to ensure that they hold that document. This provision applies in particular to those persons who frequently cross the border at the same crossing-point. Thorough checks must be carried out on this group of persons from time to time, without warning and at irregular intervals.

1.4.   Procedures for refusing entry

1.4.1.

The decision to refuse entry is to be substantiated and will be effective immediately (or, where appropriate, on expiry of the time limit laid down by national law), whereby an alien who does not fulfil the conditions for entry laid down in Article 5 of the Convention is not allowed to enter the territory any of the Contracting Parties or to stay there. The alien must acknowledge receipt of the decision. The decision is taken by the authority empowered to do so by national law which shall state the procedures for appeal where these exist.

1.4.1a

When refusing entry, the checking officer will affix an entry stamp on the passport, cancelled by an indelible cross in black ink.

1.4.2.

Officers responsible for checks will ensure that an alien refused entry does not enter the territory of the Contracting Party or, if he has already entered it, leaves immediately.

1.4.3.

If an alien, refused entry, has been brought to the border by a carrier by air, sea or land, the authority responsible locally must order that carrier to assume responsibility for the alien without delay. The carrier may be made to bear the costs of lodging, maintenance and the return journey. The authority responsible locally must order the alien to be transported to the third State from which he was brought, to the third State which issued the document authorising him to cross the border, or to any other third State where he is guaranteed admittance. If the carrier cannot comply with the onward transportation order immediately, he must ensure that another carrier effects immediate transportation to a third State. Pending onward transportation, the authority responsible locally is required, in compliance with national law and having regard to local circumstances, to take appropriate measures in order to prevent aliens refused entry from entering illegally (e.g. by keeping them in the international area of the airport, prohibiting them from going ashore in ports or keeping them in a detention centre).

1.4.4.

Where the officer responsible for checks notes that the holder of a short-stay visa has been the subject of an alert in the SIS for the purposes of being refused entry, he shall cancel the visa by applying a stamp stating ‘CANCELLED’. He must inform his central authorities of this decision forthwith.

If the holder of a short-stay visa is refused entry, the provisions laid down in point 1.4.1(a) must be applied.

1.4.5.

Any refusal of entry must be recorded in a register or on a list stating identity, nationality, the references of the document authorising the alien to cross the border and the reason for and date of refusal of entry.

1.4.6.

If there are grounds both for refusing an alien entry and arresting him, the judicial authorities responsible must be contacted to decide on the action to be taken in accordance with national law.

1.4.7. (3)

Specific arrangements for persons entitled under Community law (citizens of the European Union, nationals of States parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and nationals of the Swiss Confederation, and members of their families) are described in points 6.1.1 to 6.1.4.

The provisions of points 1.4.2, 1.4.5 and 1.4.6 shall also apply to citizens of the European Union, nationals of States parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and nationals of the Swiss Confederation.

In addition to the provisions mentioned in the second subparagraph, the provisions of points 1.4.1(a), 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.8 (subject to the provisions of point 6.1.4) and 1.4.9 shall also apply to members of the families of citizens of the European Union, nationals of States parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and nationals of the Swiss Confederation, who are not nationals of one of those States.

1.4.8.

If an alien who does not fulfil the conditions for entry given in Article 5(1) of the Convention invokes the provisions of Article 5(2) of the Convention and requests entry and transit by the external border of a Contracting Party other than the one which has agreed, by way of exception to allow him to reside there, he must be sent back and allowed to present himself at the external border of the latter Contracting Party, for the purpose of entering its territory.

1.4.9.

If, in addition to a valid travel document, an alien is in possession of a residence permit or a return visa or, where appropriate, both these documents, issued by one of the Contracting Parties, as provided for in Annex 11, he must be authorised to enter and pass through so that he can reach the territory of that Contracting Party, unless an alert has been entered on this alien in the national list of the Contracting Party at whose external border he requests entry and where that alert does not specify action to be taken to prevent entry and transit.

2.   Practical procedures for checks

2.1.   Affixing stamps

2.1.1.

When the territory of a Contracting Party is entered, a stamp shall be affixed to:

the documents, bearing a valid visa or transit visa, enabling aliens to cross the border,

the documents enabling aliens to whom a visa is issued at the border by the Contracting Parties to cross the border,

the documents enabling aliens not subject to the visa requirement, laid down in Chapter 3, Section 1, of the Convention, to cross the border.

No entry stamp shall be affixed to the documents of nationals of the Member States of the European Community.

2.1.2.

The exit stamp shall be placed on documents authorising an alien to cross the border which contain a multiple-entry visa with a restriction on the total length of stay.

2.1.3.

Upon initial entry, the stamp must, if possible, be affixed so that it covers the edge of the visa without affecting the legibility of the indications on the visa or the security features of the stick-in visa. If several stamps have to be inserted (for example in the case of a multiple-entry visa), this shall be done on the page facing the one on which the visa is affixed.

If that page cannot be used, the stamp will be entered on the following page.

2.1.4.

Different shaped stamps (rectangular for entry, rectangular with rounded corners for exit) will be used to certify entry and exit. These stamps will contain the letter(s) identifying the State, the name of the border post, the date, the serial number and a pictogram indicating the type of border crossed (land, sea or air).

2.1.5.

Entry and exit stamps shall not be affixed:

in the case of persons not normally subject to any check (for example: Heads of State, dignitaries whose arrival has been officially announced in advance through diplomatic channels),

on documents enabling nationals of Andorra, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland to cross the border (4),

on the travel documents of seamen who are present within the territory of a Contracting Party only when their ship puts in and in the area of the port of call,

on pilots' licences or on the certificates of aircraft crew members.

2.1.6.

Exceptionally, at the request of an alien, insertion of an entry or exit stamp may be dispensed with if insertion might cause serious difficulties for that person. In that case, entry or exit must then be recorded on a separate sheet indicating the name and passport number.

2.2.   Surveillance of external borders at places other than crossing points and outside office opening hours

Article 6(3) of the Convention

‘3.

The competent authorities shall use mobile units to carry out surveillance on external borders between crossing points; the same shall apply to border crossing points outside normal opening hours. This surveillance shall be carried out in such a way as to discourage people from circumventing the checks at crossing points. The surveillance procedures shall, where appropriate, be established by the Executive Committee’

.

2.2.1.

The main purpose of surveillance of external borders at places other than border crossing points and surveillance of these crossing points outside opening times is to prevent unauthorised border crossings, to counter cross-border criminality and to apply or to take measures against individuals who have crossed the border illegally.

2.2.2.

Such surveillance shall be carried out in accordance with police tactical criteria, by appropriate numbers of staff for the situation in hand. It will involve frequent and sudden changes to surveillance periods, so that unauthorised border crossings will be an ongoing risk.

2.2.3.

Surveillance shall be carried out by mobile units which perform their duties by patrolling or stationing themselves at places known or perceived to be sensitive, the aim of such surveillance being to apprehend individuals crossing the border illegally. Surveillance may also be carried out by technical means, including electronic means.

2.2.4.

The resources used shall be selected in accordance with the conditions of intervention and in particular in accordance with the type and nature of the border (land, inland waterway or sea).

2.3.   The following information must be entered in a register

the names of the official responsible locally for border checks and of the other officers in each team,

relaxation of checks on persons applied in accordance with point 1.3.5,

the issuing of documents in place of passports and of visas or permits issued at the border,

persons apprehended and complaints (criminal offences and administrative breaches),

persons refused entry or exit (number and nationalities),

other particularly important police or judicial measures,

particular occurrences.

At all border (land, sea and airport) posts all service information and any other particularly important information shall be entered in a register.

3.   Special rules on the various means of transport used for crossing external borders

3.1.   Checks on road traffic

3.1.1.

To ensure effective checks on persons, while ensuring the safety and smooth flow of road traffic, movements at border crossing points must be regulated in an appropriate manner. In case of need, measures to channel and block traffic will be taken in compliance with the agreements on colocated national control offices.

3.1.2.

As a general rule, persons travelling in vehicles may remain inside them during checks. Checks must in principle be made outside the checkpoint kiosk, beside the vehicle. Thorough checks will have to take place, if local circumstances allow, beside the highway in areas designated for that purpose. In the interests of staff safety, checks will be carried out where possible by two officers with responsibility for border checks and surveillance or by customs officers.

3.1.3.

In the event of heavy traffic, bus passengers on regular local lines must be checked first where the local situation allows.

3.2.   Checks on rail traffic

3.2.1.

The authorities responsible for border checks and surveillance must ensure that train passengers and railway staff, including those crossing external borders on goods trains or empty trains are checked in accordance with the provisions of Part II, points 1.2, 1.3 et seq.

3.2.2.

Controls on rail traffic may be carried out in the following two ways:

on the platform, in the first station of arrival on the territory of a Contracting Party,

on board the train, during transit.

When carrying out these controls, the provisions of agreements on colocated national control offices should be taken into account.

3.2.2a

1.

To facilitate rail traffic flows of high-speed passenger trains, the States directly affected by the transit of trains may decide, by common agreement, to carry out the controls either in the stations of destination, and/or on board the train during transit between these stations, provided that the passengers stay on board the train in the previous station/stations.

2.

With respect to trains from third States making several stops in the territory of the Contracting Parties, if the rail transport carrier is in a position to board passengers exclusively for the remaining part of the journey within Schengen territory, such passengers shall be subject to entry controls at the station of destination, or on the train if the State, in which the station of destination is situated, has given its agreement in accordance with the previous sentence and as a result, is carrying out entry controls.

When travelling in the opposite direction, the passengers shall be subject to exit controls.

3.

Passengers who want to take the train in the circumstances described under point 2 on the territory of the Contracting Parties should receive clear notification prior to the train's departure that they might be subject to personal controls during the journey or at the station of destination.

3.2.3.

The official responsible for checks locally may order the cavities of cars to be inspected sporadically or for specific reasons, if necessary with the assistance of the train inspector, to ensure that persons or objects subject to border police checks are not concealed in them. The officer carrying out the checks shall operate on the basis of his national responsibilities.

Where there are reasons to believe that persons who have been reported or suspected of having committed an offence, or aliens intending to enter illegally, are hiding on a train, the checking officer, if he cannot act in accordance with his national provisions, shall notify the Contracting Parties within whose territory the train is moving.

3.2.4.

In the case of persons travelling in sleeper or couchette compartments, the documents enabling them to cross the border shall normally be checked in the compartment of the attendant, provided that he has collected these documents in compliance with the rules applicable to him and that he keeps them available for checks. At the beginning of the check the existence of the documents enabling all the passengers to cross the border must be verified by comparing these documents with the occupancy and/or booking list. The identity of the persons in the compartments must be verified, if possible in the presence of the attendant, at irregular intervals or where specific reasons exist.

3.3.   Checks on international civil air traffic

Article 4 of the Convention

‘1.

As from 1993 the Contracting Parties shall guarantee that passengers on flights from third States who board internal flights will first be subject, upon arrival, to personal and hand baggage checks in the airport of arrival of their external flights. Passengers on internal flights who board flights bound for third States will first be subject, on departure, to personal and hand baggage checks in the airport of departure of their external flights.

2.

The Contracting Parties shall take the requisite measures to ensure that checks are carried out in accordance with paragraph 1.

3.

Neither paragraph 1 nor paragraph 2 shall affect checks on registered luggage; such checks shall be carried out either in the airport of final destination or in the airport of initial departure.

4.

Until the date laid down in paragraph 1, airports shall, by way of derogation from the definition of internal borders, be considered as external borders for internal flights’

.

3.3.1. (5)

The place where persons and hand baggage are checked will be determined in accordance with the following procedure:

3.3.1.1.

passengers on flights exclusively from or to the territory of the Contracting Parties which do not land on the territory of a third State (internal flights) shall not be subject to checks.

(Examples: Luxembourg to Paris

or

Rome—Brussels—Hamburg: no checks)

3.3.1.2.

passengers on a flight from a third State, who board an internal flight, shall be subject to an entry check at the airport of arrival of the flight from a third State. Passengers on an internal flight who board a flight for a third State (transfer passengers) shall be subject to an exit check at the airport of departure of the latter flight;

(Examples: New York to Paris, with a connection in Paris to Rome (internal flight): entry check in Paris

or

Brussels — Frankfurt (internal flight) with a transfer at Frankfurt to Singapore: exit check at Frankfurt)

3.3.1.3.

for flights from or to third States with no transfer passengers and flights making more than one stop-over at the airports of the Contracting Parties where there is no change of plane:

(a)

passengers on flights from or to third States where there is no prior or subsequent transfer within the territory of the Contracting Parties shall be subject to an entry check at the airport of entry and an exit check at the airport of exit;

(Examples: New York to Paris: entry check at Paris

or

Rome to Cairo: exit check at Rome)

(b)

passengers on flights from or to third States with more than one stop-over on the territory of the Contracting Parties where there is no change of plane (transit passengers) and provided that passengers cannot board the aircraft for the leg situated within Schengen territory shall be subject to an entry check at the airport of arrival and an exit check at the airport of departure;

(Examples: New York—Paris—Frankfurt—Rome, with stop-overs in Paris and Frankfurt only for disembarking passengers, boarding for the remaining air leg being prohibited: checks for passengers disembarking in Paris, Frankfurt and Rome respectively

or

Hamburg—Brussels—Paris—Cairo, stop-overs in Brussels and Paris only for boarding passengers, disembarking being prohibited: exit check for passengers boarding in Hamburg, Brussels and Paris respectively)

(c)

Where an airline may, for flights from third States with more than one stop-over within the territory of the Contracting Parties, board passengers only for the remaining leg within this territory, passengers shall be subject to an exit check at the airport of departure and an entry check at the airport of arrival;

Checks on passengers who, during these stop-overs, are already on board the aircraft and have not boarded in the territory of the Contracting Parties shall be carried out in accordance with point 3.3.1.3(b). The reverse procedure shall apply to this category of flights where the country of destination is a third State.

(Examples: New York—Paris—Frankfurt—Rome, boarding being authorised at the Paris and Frankfurt stop-overs: entry check for passengers landing at Paris, Frankfurt (including those who boarded in Paris) and Rome (including those who boarded in Paris or Frankfurt) respectively and exit check for passengers boarding in Paris and Frankfurt respectively,

or

Hamburg—Brussels—Paris—Cairo, landing being authorised at the stop-overs in Brussels and Paris: exit check for passengers boarding in Hamburg, Brussels and Paris respectively and entry check for passengers landing in Brussels and Paris respectively).

3.3.2.

Checks on persons shall not normally be carried out on the aircraft. In order to ensure that passengers may be checked in accordance with the provisions of Part II, points 1 and 2, at the airports designated as authorised border crossing points, passenger traffic should be channelled, in agreement with the airport authorities and the transport undertaking, to facilities reserved for checks. The airport authority must take the necessary measures to prevent unauthorised persons from entering or leaving restricted areas, such as the transit area, for instance.

3.3.3.

Special provisions for checks on the members of aircraft crews are set out in Part II, point 6.4.2.

3.3.4.

Where, in cases of force majeure, imminent danger, or on the instructions of the authorities, an aircraft on an international flight has to land on a landing ground which is not an authorised border crossing-point, that aircraft may continue its flight only after authorisation from the authorities responsible for border checks and surveillance and from customs. The same shall apply where a foreign aircraft lands without permission. The rules set out in Part II, points 1 and 2, shall apply to checks on aircraft passengers.

3.3.5.

The arrangements for the entry and exit of:

gliders,

ultra-light aircraft,

helicopters, and

small-scale aircraft capable of flying short distances only,

airships,

shall be laid down by national law and, where applicable, by bilateral agreements.

3.3.6.   Procedures for checks in aerodromes

3.3.6.1.

It is necessary to ensure that, in accordance with the rules set out in Part II, points 1 and 2, the means to check passengers also exists in aerodromes, i.e. airports which do not hold the statue of international airport under the competent national law, but through which the routing of international flights is authorised.

3.3.6.2.

In general it shall not be necessary to make necessary arrangements in aerodromes to ensure that inflows of passengers from internal and international flights are physically separated. When the volume of traffic is low, the checking officers need not be present at all times, provided that there is a guarantee that the necessary personnel can be deployed in good time.

3.3.6.3.

When the presence of the checking officers is not assured at all times in the aerodrome, the director of this aerodrome is required to give adequate notice to the authorities responsible for carrying out border checks about the arrival and the departure of internationally-routed airplanes. Calling in auxiliary police officers is authorised, provided that this is permissible under national law.

3.3.7.

In order to prevent dangers, checks must be carried out, in airports and aerodromes, on passengers on internal flights, where uncertainty exists whether such passengers are exclusively coming from, or solely bound for, the territories of the Contracting Parties without landing on the territory of a third State.

3.4.   Checks on maritime traffic

3.4.1.   Definitions

3.4.1.1.

‘Maritime traffic’ means all shipping for business purposes between two or more ports or moorings, with the exclusion of regular ferry services, pleasure boating, coastal fisheries and inland waterway transport.

3.4.1.2.

Under the international provisions regulating maritime traffic, ‘passenger’ means any person on board a vessel who is not a member of the crew.

3.4.1.3.

‘Crew’ means the persons whose names appear on the crew list and who have been employed in order to carry out activities on board the vessel directly linked to shipping.

3.4.1.4.

‘Shipowner's agent’ means the individual or corporation who represents the shipowner on the spot in all matters relating to the shipowner's duties in fitting out the vessel.

3.4.1.5.

‘Scheduled ferry service’ means all services exclusively from or to other ports situated in the territory of the Contracting Parties, which do not call at ports situated outside the territory of the Contracting Parties and which carry persons and vehicles in accordance with a scheduled timetable.

3.4.1.6.

‘Cruise ship’ means a ship which follows a given itinerary in accordance with a predetermined programme, whose passengers take part in a collective programme of tourist activities in the various ports and which normally neither takes passengers on nor allows passengers to disembark during the voyage.

3.4.1.7.

‘Pleasure boating’ means the use of pleasure boats equipped with sails and/or an engine for private use which are used for sporting or tourism purposes.

3.4.1.8.

‘Coastal fisheries’ means fishing carried out with the aid of vessels which return every day or after a few days to a port situated in the territory of a Contracting Party without calling at a port situated in a third State.

3.4.2.   Checking procedures

3.4.2.1.

Checks shall normally be carried out at the port of arrival or departure, on board ship or in an area set aside for the purpose, located in the immediate vicinity of the port.

In accordance with the agreements reached on the matter, checks may also be carried out during crossings or, upon the ship's arrival or departure, in the territory of a third State.

3.4.2.2.

The purpose of checks is to ensure that both crew and passengers fulfil the conditions laid down in Part II, points 1 and 2.

3.4.2.3.

In the event of special circumstances as defined in 1.3.5, checks on shipping traffic may be relaxed.

In the case of very heavy traffic and where it proves impossible, despite the mobilisation of all staff and organisational resources, to check all passengers, officers may carry out spot checks, in accordance with the priorities that correspond to the specific situation, as established by the official responsible locally. In such cases, entry checks shall normally take priority over exit checks.

3.4.2.4.

Checks on crew members shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Part II, points 6.5 et seq.

3.4.3.   Obligations of the ship's captain

3.4.3.1.

The ship's captain, or failing that the shipowner's agent representing the shipping company, shall draw up a list, in duplicate, of the crew and, if possible, of the passengers and upon arriving in the port shall give it to the officers responsible for checks, which shall be carried out on board ship or nearby. If, for reasons of force majeure this list cannot be sent to the officers carrying out checks, a copy must be sent to the appropriate border post or shipping authority, which will see that it is forwarded without delay to the authorities empowered to carry out border checks.

As regards scheduled ferry services, the ship's captain or, in his place, the shipowner's agent representing the shipping company shall not be required to draw up a passenger list.

3.4.3.2.

One copy of the two lists duly signed by the checking officer shall be returned to the ship's captain who must be able to produce it on request when in port.

3.4.3.3.

The ship's captain, or failing that the shipowner's agent must report promptly any changes to the composition of the crew or the number of passengers.

3.4.3.4.

In addition, the captain is required to notify the competent authorities promptly, and if possible even before the ship enters port, of the presence on board of stowaways. Stowaways shall, however, remain under the responsibility of the ship's captain.

3.4.3.5.

The ship's captain, or failing that the shipowner's agent, must notify the border authorities of the ship's departure in good time and in accordance with the rules in force in the port concerned; if he is unable to notify these authorities, he must advise the appropriate shipping authority. The second copy of the previously completed and signed list(s) shall be returned to these authorities.

3.4.4.   Exceptions to the procedures for checks laid down in point 3.4.2

3.4.4.1.

Passengers and crew on board ferries providing scheduled services as referred to in point 3.4.1.5 shall not normally be checked.

3.4.4.2.

If a cruise ship calls in succession at several ports situated in the territory of the Contracting Parties without calling at a port situated outside this territory, checks shall normally be carried out only at the first and last port situated within the territory of the Contracting Parties.

3.4.4.3.

As a general rule, checks on persons on board pleasure boats from a third State shall be carried out upon entering and upon exiting a port which is an authorised border crossing-point of the territory of the Contracting Parties.

However, where a pleasure boat wishes, exceptionally, to enter a port which is not an authorised border crossing-point, the authorities responsible for checks must be notified if possible before the vessel enters the port, and in any event upon its arrival. The declaration regarding passengers shall be made by lodging the list of persons on board ship with the local authorities. This list shall be made available to the authorities responsible for carrying out checks.

Each Contracting Party may require pleasure boats from a third State to dock in an authorised port of entry in which checks are carried out on the persons on board.

During these checks, a document containing all the technical characteristics of the vessel and the names of the persons on board shall be handed in.

A copy of this document will be given to the authorities in the first authorised port of entry, and another copy to the authorities in the last authorised port before departure to a third State. As long as the vessel remains in the territorial waters of one of the Contracting Parties, a copy of this list must be included amongst the ship's papers.

If for reasons of force majeure the vessel has to dock in another port, the authorities in the nearest authorised port of entry must be contacted.

3.4.4.4.

The crews of coastal fisheries vessels who return every day or nearly every day to the port of registration or to any other port situated in the territory of the Contracting Parties without docking in a port situated in the territory of a third State shall not normally be checked. If, however, the coastline of a third State is located in the immediate vicinity of the territory of a Contracting Party, spot checks should be carried out in order to combat clandestine immigration. This provision shall apply to persons on game fishing trips who occasionally spend a day on board vessels for this purpose.

The crews of coastal fisheries vessels not registered in a port situated in the territory of a Contracting Party shall be checked in accordance with the provisions of points 3.4.2 and 6.5.

The ship's captain or, failing that the shipowner's agent representing the shipping company, is required to notify the appropriate authorities of any alteration to the crew list and of the presence of any passengers.

3.4.4.5.   Ferry services subject to controls

Controls shall be carried out on passengers on board ferries not within the remit of part II point 3.4.4.1, namely:

in principle:

(a)

a distinction should be drawn between the controls carried out on aliens and the controls carried out on EU/EEA nationals, who are only subject to minimum checks. Where possible, the necessary construction work should be undertaken to ensure this;

(b)

ferry passengers without their own mode of transport (foot passengers) shall be controlled individually;

(c)

controls on vehicle occupants shall be carried out while they are at the vehicle;

(d)

ferry passengers travelling by coach are to be considered as foot passengers. These passengers shall alight from the coach for the controls;

(e)

controls on heavy goods vehicle drivers and any accompanying persons shall be conducted while the occupants are at the vehicle. It is recommended that specific customs clearance arrangements be provided for this, separate from the other passengers;

(f)

so that the controls can be completed swiftly there should be an adequate number of control bays, and where appropriate a second line of controls should be organised;

(g)

so as to detect illegal immigrants in particular, random checks should, at the very least, be made on the vehicles used by the passengers, and where applicable on the loads and other goods stowed in the vehicle;

(h)

ferry crew members will be dealt with in the same way as commercial ship crew members.

3.5.   Checks on inland waterways shipping

3.5.1.

Inland waterways shipping involving the crossing of an external border covers the use, for business or pleasure purposes, of all types of boat and floating vessels on rivers, canals and lakes.

3.5.2.

As regards boats used for business purposes, the captain and the persons employed on board who appear on the crew list and members of the families of these persons who live on board shall be regarded as crew members or equivalent.

3.5.3.

The relevant provisions of point 3.4.1 and the provisions of points 3.4.2, 3.4.3 and 3.4.4 shall apply.

4.   Cooperation

Article 7 of the Convention

‘The Contracting Parties shall assist each other and shall maintain constant, close cooperation with a view to the effective implementation of checks and surveillance. They shall, in particular, exchange all relevant, important information, with the exception of data relating to named individuals, unless otherwise provided for in this Convention. They shall as far as possible harmonise the instructions given to the authorities responsible for checks and shall promote the standard training and retraining of officers manning checkpoints. Such cooperation may take the form of an exchange of liaison officers’.

In order to ensure the uniform and effective application of surveillance and checking measures, police forces and authorities responsible for checking persons shall maintain close and permanent cooperation in all areas.

4.1.   Exchange of information

The exchange of information is encouraged in order to make for better checks and better knowledge of migratory flows, of the regulations in force in the Contracting Parties, and of the techniques used by officers responsible for checks.

The exchange of personal data shall comply with the provisions on data protection contained in the Convention.

Exchanges of information shall cover the following subjects:

 

between central services:

monthly statistics resulting from checking, and on the various forms of clandestine immigration,

 

between central services and, if the need arises, between check posts:

methods of manufacturing, forging and fraudulently using documents enabling the bearers to cross borders,

processes for authorities carrying out checks to detect counterfeit, false or illegally appropriated documents enabling the holders to cross borders,

clandestine itineraries and border crossing practices,

current situations for which the assistance of or information from other authorities carrying out checks may be useful,

implementation of joint intervention measures in specific circumstances.

 

Depending on its nature, information will be sent between central or local national services by the following means:

by post,

by (public) stationary or mobile radio, telephone, telex or facsimile networks, and by special police networks, possibly after the development of standard technical specifications,

through liaison officers seconded to central national services,

through the contact services of border police,

as part of joint cooperation between services and work seminars.

4.2.   Liaison officers

The Contracting Parties may second permanent liaison officers to national central services. Secondment may be bilateral or unilateral. In specific situations, liaison officers may be assigned to other services of the Contracting Parties for a given period.

5.   Issuing visas at the border

If due to lack of time and for pressing reasons an alien has been unable to apply for a visa, in exceptional circumstances the authorities responsible may issue him with a short-stay visa at the border, in accordance with national provisions and provided that the following conditions are fulfilled:

he holds a valid document authorising him to cross the border (see Annex 4),

he fulfils the conditions for entry laid down in Article 5(1)(a),(c),(d) and (e) of the Convention,

he claims an unforeseeable and pressing reason for entry, backed where possible by a supporting document (for example, serious and sudden occurrences involving family members, medical treatment, change of destination of aircraft for technical reasons or weather conditions, urgent professional reasons), and

return to his country of origin or onward passage to a third State is assured.

In specific cases, national provisions may provide for authorisation by higher bodies.

5.1.

An alien who applies for a transit visa at the border for the territory of the Contracting Parties must comply with the conditions laid down in point 5 and must be in possession of the visas required to continue his journey to other States of transit, which are not Contracting Parties, and in the State of destination. The duration of passage through the territory of the Contracting Parties may not exceed five days. It must allow for direct transit through the territory of the Contracting Party or Parties concerned, including the inevitable or customary interruptions for this type of journey.

5.2.

Visas shall be issued by affixing a stamp or a sticker on the travel document which may bear a visa. If there is not sufficient space in this document, the stamp or sticker shall be affixed, by way of exception, on a separate sheet inserted in the document. Specimen separate sheets are shown in Annex 12.

5.3.

Conditions for the issue of uniform visas at the border are shown in Annex 14.

5.4.

The fees to be charged for the issue of visas are shown in Annex 14a.

5.5.

The list of visas subject to prior consultation with the central authorities, in accordance with Article 17(2) is shown in Annex 14b.

5.6.

Visas issued at the border should be recorded on a list.

6.   Special arrangements

6.1.   Nationals of the Member States of the European Community and members of their families from third States

6.1.1.

In order to enter the territory of the Contracting Parties, nationals of the Member States of the European Community must hold a valid document enabling them to cross the border as provided for in Annex 4, but shall be exempt from the visa requirement.

6.1.2.

Aliens who under Community law enjoy freedom of movement as family members of nationals of Member States but who, because of their nationality, are subject to the requirement for a visa to enter the territory of the Contracting Parties shall remain subject to this requirement. This will not affect the possibility referred to in point 6.2, of entering without a visa being required.

Family members entitled to freedom of movement are:

the spouse and children under 21, or dependent children,

dependent relatives in the ascending line of a national of a Member State of the European Community and of his or her spouse.

6.1.3.

A national of a Member State of the European Community who holds the document required to cross the border can be refused entry to the territory of a Contracting Party other than the one whose nationality he holds only if he is likely to jeopardise public policy, national security (or public health). The national lists of wanted persons may be consulted for this purpose and may result in entry being refused.

If in such a case, the official responsible for carrying out checks refuses to allow a national of a Member State of the European Community to enter the territory of a Contracting Party, he shall give him written notification thereof, setting out the reasons for refusal.

6.1.4.

Apart from the cases relating to the absence of the necessary documents referred to in point 6.1.2, the aliens referred to in that point can be refused entry only on specific grounds related to public policy, national security or public health. Flexibility must be shown in taking decisions on issuing visas at the border to family members of nationals of Member States of the European Community who are entitled to freedom of movement although subject to the requirement for a visa.

As regards refusing entry, the provisions laid down in point 1.4.1 shall be applied in accordance with national law.

6.2.   Aliens holding a residence permit issued by another Contracting Party

Aliens holding a valid residence permit issued by another Contracting Party are exempt from the visa requirement for entering the territory of the other Contracting Parties. Point 1.4.9 shall also apply.

6.3.   Statutory refugees and Stateless persons

6.3.1.

The travel document for refugees, issued pursuant to the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 (Geneva Convention on Refugees), shall be accepted as a document enabling the holder to cross borders.

The visa arrangements for the holders of a travel document for refugees shall be regulated by national law. However, the following special rules must be complied with:

the holders of a travel document for refugees who hold a residence permit issued by a Contracting Party are exempt from the requirement for a visa to enter the territory of the Contracting Parties,

the holders of a travel document for refugees issued by Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, Sweden or Switzerland are exempt from the visa requirement for entering the territory of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Portuguese Republic. The holders of such travel documents shall be subject to the requirement for a visa to enter the territory of the Hellenic Republic and the French Republic.

6.3.2.

The travel document for Stateless persons, issued pursuant to the Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954, shall be accepted as a document enabling the holder to cross the border with the exception of entry to the territory of the Portuguese Republic.

Holders of a travel document for Stateless persons shall be subject to the requirement for an entry visa unless they hold a residence permit issued by one of the Contracting Parties.

6.4.   Pilots of aircraft and other crew members

6.4.1.

The holders of a pilot's licence or a crew member certificate as provided for in Annex 9 to the Civil Aviation Convention of 7 December 1944 are exempt from the requirement for a passport and a visa provided that in the course of their duties:

they do not leave the stop-over airport,

they do not leave the airport of arrival,

they do not leave the territory of the airport municipality,

they leave the airport only to go to another airport situated in the territory of a Contracting Party.

6.4.2.

The provisions of Part II, points 1.3 et seq., regulate checks on aircraft crew.

Wherever possible, priority must be given to checks on aircraft crews. Specifically, they shall be checked either before passengers or at special locations set aside for the purpose. Crews known to staff responsible for checks in the performance of their duties may be subject to random checks only.

6.5.   Seamen

6.5.1.

‘Seamen’ means crews as defined in point 3.4.1.3.

6.5.2.

Seamen holding a seaman's book or a seafarer's identity document (issued in accordance with the Geneva Convention of 13 May 1958) may, in accordance with the provisions of the London Convention of 9 April 1965 and national provisions, go ashore to stay in the area of the port where their ships call or in the adjacent municipalities without presenting themselves at a border crossing-point, on condition that they appear on the crew list, which has previously been submitted for checking, of the ship they belong to and that they hold a visa. If a sailor constitutes a threat to public policy or national security, he may be refused permission to go ashore.

6.5.3.

Seamen who intend to stay outside the municipalities situated in the vicinity of ports must comply with the conditions for entry to the territory of the Contracting Parties and, in particular, must hold a valid travel document bearing a visa where appropriate and have sufficient means of subsistence.

6.5.4.

Without prejudice to the provisions laid down in Part I, points 1 et seq., holders of a seaman's book or a seafarer's identity document may be authorised to enter the territory of the Contracting Parties only in the circumstances set out below:

boarding a ship which has already anchored or is about to arrive in a port of the Contracting Parties,

transit to a third State or return to the State of origin,

emergency cases or cases of necessity (illness, dismissal, end of contract, etc.).

In such cases, officers responsible for border checks shall conduct the necessary verification to ensure that entry checks have not been circumvented following relaxation of the requirement applied to this category of persons.

Such verification may take any of the following forms:

written declaration by the shipowner or by the shipowner's agent concerned,

written declaration by the appropriate diplomatic or consular authorities,

proof obtained as a result of specific verification by the police authorities or, where appropriate, by other competent administrations,

contract authenticated by affixing the stamp of the maritime authority.

6.6.   Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports

In view of the special privileges or immunities they enjoy, the holders of diplomatic, official or service passports issued by States or Governments recognised by the Contracting Parties who are travelling in the course of their duties shall, wherever possible, be granted favourable treatment by being given priority over other travellers at border checks even though they remain, where necessary, subject to the requirement for a visa.

Accredited members of diplomatic missions and of consular representations and their families who hold the card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may enter the territory of the Contracting Parties on presentation of the card and, if necessary, of the document authorising them to cross the border. Specimen cards are shown in Annex 13.

If a person presenting himself at the external border invokes privileges, immunities and exemptions, the officer responsible for carrying out checks may require him to provide proof of his status by producing the appropriate documents, in particular certificates issued by the accrediting State or a diplomatic passport or other means. If he has doubts, the officer may, in case of urgent need, apply directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As a general rule, persons holding these documents shall not be required to prove that they have sufficient means of subsistence.

Moreover, checking officers may not in any circumstances refuse the holders of diplomatic, official or service passports entry to the territory of the Contracting Parties without first consulting the appropriate national authorities. This shall also apply where an alert has been entered in the SIS for this person.

6.7.   Cross-border workers

6.7.1.

The status of cross-border workers shall be determined by the national law of the Contracting Parties.

6.7.2.

The procedures for checking cross-border workers are governed by the provisions for checks on aliens. Checks may be relaxed in accordance with point 1.3.5.3.

6.8.   Minors

6.8.1.

Minors crossing the border shall be subject to the same checks as adults, even where they are accompanied by persons having parental care over them.

Staff carrying out checks must pay particular attention to minors travelling unaccompanied. They must ensure wherever possible that minors do not leave the territory against the wishes of the persons having parental care over them.

(…) (6).

6.9.   Group trips

6.9.1.

The intensity of checks to which group trip participants are subject will normally depend on their nationality.

6.9.2.

In particular cases, such as for example school trips or groups of retired people or pilgrims, checks may be restricted to verification on the basis of the occupancy list or spot checks on travellers. Whatever the situation, normal procedure shall apply to checks on the group leader.

6.10.   Aliens who submit an application for asylum at the border

If an alien requests asylum at the border, the national laws of the Contracting Party concerned shall apply until it is determined who has responsibility for dealing with the application for asylum.

6.11.   Members of international organisations

Holders of the following documents issued by the international organisations listed below may, in carrying out their duties, be granted preferential treatment where possible vis-à-vis other travellers during border checks.

As a general rule, holders of these documents are not required to prove that they have sufficient means of subsistence.

The following documents, in particular, are taken into consideration:

United Nations laissez-passer issued to staff of the United Nations and subordinate agencies under the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of Specialised Agencies adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 November 1947 in New York,

laissez-passer issued by the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC),

European Economic Community (EEC) laissez-passer,

European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) laissez-passer,

legitimacy certificate issued by the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe,

documents issued by a NATO Headquarters (military ID card accompanied by a travel order, travel warrant, or an individual or group service order).


(1)  Text amended by Council Decision 2002/352/EC (OJ L 123, 9.5.2002, p. 47). Applicable since 1 June 2002.

(2)  Text deleted by Council Decision 2002/352/EC (OJ L 123, 9.5.2002, p. 47). Applicable since 1 June 2002.

(3)  Text amended by Council Decision (EC) No 2002/587/EC (OJ L 187, 16.7.2002, p. 50). Applicable since 16 July 2002.

(4)  Text amended by Council Decision 2002/587/EC (OJ L 187, 16.7.2002, p. 50). Applicable since 16 July 2002.

(5)  Text amended by Council Decision 2002/587/EC (OJ L 187, 16.7.2002, p. 50), which also deleted the original point 3.3.1 (point numbering has been amended accordingly). Applicable since 16 July 2002.

(6)  Points 6.8.2 and 6.8.3 have been deleted by Council Decision 2002/587/EC (OJ L 187, 16.7.2002, p. 50). Applicable since 16 July 2002.

ANNEX 1

Authorised border crossing points

(Part i, point 1.2, of the Common Manual)

INDEX

BELGIUM page 119
DENMARK page 119
GERMANY page 121
GREECE page 130
SPAIN page 132
FRANCE page 133
ITALY page 136
LUXEMBOURG page 142
NETHERLANDS page 142
AUSTRIA page 142
PORTUGAL page 145
FINLAND page 146
SWEDEN page 148
ICELAND page 148
NORWAY page 149

BELGIUM

Air borders

Brussels national airport (Zaventem)

Ostend

Deurne

Bierset

Gosselies

Wevelgem (aerodrome)

Sea borders

Antwerp

Ostend

Zeebrugge

Nieuwpoort

Gent

Blankenberge

Land borders

Eurostar (Channel Tunnel)

Brussels-Zuid/Midi

DENMARK

Sea borders

Denmark

Aabenraa Havn

Aalborg Havn A/S

Aalborg Portland A/S

Aarø Havn

Aarøsund Havn

Aggersund Kalkværks Udskibningsbro (Løgstør)

Allinge Havn

Asnæs-, Advedøre-, Kyndby-, Masnedø-, Stigsnæsværkets Havne

Assens Havn

Bagenkop Havn

Bandholm Havn

Bogense Havn

Bønnerup Havn

Dansk Salt A/S' Anlægskaj (Mariager)

Det Danske Stålvalseværk A/S' Havn (Frederiksværk)

Dragør Havn

Enstedværkets Havn (Aabenraa)

Esbjerg Havn

Faaborg Havn

Fakse Ladeplads Fiskeri- og Lystbådehavn

Faxe Havn

Fredericia Havn

Frederikshavn Havn

Gedser Færgehavn

Grenaa Havn

Gråsten Havn

Gulfhavn (på Stigsnæs ved Skælskør)

Haderslev Havn

Hals Havn

Hanstholm Havn

Hasle Havn

Havnen ved Kolby Kås (Samsø)

Helsingør Færgehavn

Hirtshals Havn

H.J. Hansen Hadsund A/S' Havn

Hobro Havn

Holbæk Havn

Holstebro-Struer Havn

Horsens Havn

Hou Havn (Odder)

Hundested Havn

Hvide Sande Havn

Kalundborg Havn

Kaløvig Bådehavn

Kerteminde Havn & Marina

Klintholm Havn

Kolding Havn

Kongsdal Havn

Korsør Havn

Københavns Havn

Køge Havn

Lemvig Havn

Lindø-Terminalen

Lyngs Odde Ammoniakhavn

Marstal Havn

Middelfart Havn

Nakskov Havn

Nexø Havn

NKT Trådværket A/S' Havn (Middelfart)

Nordjyllandsværkets Havn

Nykøbing F. Havn

Nyborg Fritids- og Lystbådehavn samt Fiskerihavn

Nyborg Havn A/S (Lindholm Havn og Avernakke Pier)

Næstved Havn

Odense Havn

Odense Staalskibsværft A/S' Havn

Orehoved Havn

Randers Havn

Rudkøbing Havn

Rødby Færge- og Trafikhavn

Rømø Havn

Rønne Havn

Skagen Havn

Skive Havn

Skærbækværkets Havn

Statoil Pieren, Melbyvej 17 i Kalundborg

Stege Havn

Stevns Kridtbruds Udskibningspier

Stubbekøbing Havn

Studstrupværkets Havn (Skødstrup)

Svaneke Havn

Svendborg Trafikhavn

Søby Havn

Sønderborg Havn

Sæby Havn

Tejn Havn

Thisted Havn

Thorsminde Havn

Thyborøn Havn

Vang Havn

Vejle Havn

Vordingborg Havn

Ærøskøbing Havn

Århus Havn

Faroe Islands

Fuglafjarðar Havn

Klaksvikar Havn

Kollafjarðar Havn

Oyra Havn

Runavikar Havn

Tórshavnar Havn

Tvøroyrar Havn

Vágs Havn

Greenland

Aasiaat (Egedesminde)

Ilulissat (Jakobshavn)

Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund)

Kangerlussuaq (Sdr. Strømfjord)

Maniitsoq (Sukkertoppen)

Nanortalik

Narsaq

Narsarsuaq

Nuuk (Godthåb)

Paamiut (Frederikshåb)

Qaanaaq (Thule)

Qaqortoq (Julianehåb)

Qasigiannguit (Christianshåb)

Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn)

Sisimiut (Holsteinsborg)

Tasiilaq (tidl. Angmagssalik)

Upernavik

Uummannaq

Air borders

Denmark:

Aalborg Lufthavn

Aarhus Lufthavn

Billund Lufthavn

Bornholms Lufthavn

Esbjerg Lufthavn

Herning Flyveplads

Karup Lufthavn

Koldingegnens Lufthavn, Vamdrup

Københavns Lufthavn i Kastrup

Københavns Lufthavn, Roskilde

Lemvig Flyveplads

Odense Lufthavn

Skive Lufthavn

Stauning Lufthavn

Sønderborg Lufthavn

Thisted Lufthavn

Vojens Lufthavn

Ærø Lufthavn

Faroe Islands

Vágar Lufthavn

Greenland

Kangerlussuaq (Sdr. Strømfjord)

Nuuk (Godthåb)

Qaanaaq

GERMANY

Authorised border crossing points

GERMANY—DENMARK

Designation of border crossing points on the German side

Designation of border crossing points on the Danish side

Flensburg Bahnhof

Pattburg (Padborg)

Wassersleben

Kollund

Kupfermühle

Krusau (Kruså)

Flensburg Bahnhof

Pattburg Bahnhof (Station Padborg)

Harrislee

Pattburg (Padborg)

Ellund Autobahn (BAB 7)

Fröslee (Frøslev)

Jardelund

Sophienthal (Sofiedal)

Weesby

Groß Jündewatt (St. Jyndevad)

Neupepersmark

Alt Pepersmark (Pebersmark)

Westre

Grünhof (Grøngård)

Böglum

Seth (Sæd)

Süderlügum Bahnhof

Tondern (Tønder)

Aventoft

Møllehus

Rosenkranz

Rüttebüll (Rudbøl)

Rodenäs

Hoger (Højer)

Authorised border crossing points

GERMANY—POLAND

Designation of border crossing points on the German side

Designation of border crossing points on the Polish side

Ahlbeck

Swinemünde (Świnoujście)

Linken

Neu Lienken (Lubieszyn)

Grambow Bahnhof

Scheune (Szczecin-Gumieńce)

Pomellen-Autobahn (BAB 11)

Kolbitzow (Kolbaskowo)

Tantow Bahnhof

Scheune (Szczecin-Gumieńce)

Rosow

Rosow (Rosowek)

Mescherin

Greifenhagen (Gryfino)

Gartz

Fiddichow (Widuchowa)

Schwedt

Niederkränig (Krajnik Dolny)

Hohensaaten-Hafen

Niederwutzen (Osinów Dolny)

Hohenwutzen

Niederwutzen (Osinów Dolny)

Küstrin-Kietz

Küstrin (Kostrzyn)

Küstrin-Kietz Bahnhof

Küstrin (Kostrzyn)

Frankfurt/Oder Hafen

Słubice

Frankfurt/Oder Straße

Słubice

Frankfurt/Oder Bahnhof

Kunersdorf (Kunowice)

Frankfurt/Oder-Autobahn (BAB 12)

Schwetig (Świecko)

Eisenhüttenstadt

Mühlow (Miłów)

Guben Straße

Guben (Gubin)

Guben Bahnhof

Guben (Gubin)

Forst Bahnhof

Forst (Zasieki)

Forst-Autobahn (BAB 15)

Erlenholz (Olszyna)

Bad Muskau

Muskau (Mużaków)

Podrosche

Priebus (Przewoz)

Horka Bahnhof

Nieder Bielau (Bielawa Dolna)

Ludwigsdorf Autobahn

Hennersdorf (Jedrzychowice)

Görlitz Straße

Görlitz (Zgorzelec)

Görlitz Bahnhof

Görlitz (Zgorzelec)

Ostriz

Ostriz-Bahnhof (Krzewina Zgorzelecka)

Zittau Chopin-Straße

Kleinschönau (Sieniawka)

Zittau-Friedensstraße

Poritsch (Porajow)

Authorised border crossing points

GERMANY—CZECH REPUBLIC

Designation of border crossing points on the German side

Designation of border crossing points on the Czech side

Zittau Bahnhof

Grottau an der Neiße (Hrádek n.N.)

Seifhennersdorf (Nordstraße)

Rumburg (Rumburk)

Seifhennersdorf

Warnsdorf (Varnsdorf)

Neugersdorf

Georgswalde (Jiřikov)

Ebersbach Bahnhof

Rumburg (Rumburk)

Sebnitz

Niedereinsiedel (Dolni Poustevna)

Schmilka

Herrnskretschen (Hřensko)

Bad Schandau Bahnhof

Tetschen (Dêcin)

Schöna

Herrnskretschen (Høensko)

Bahratal

Peterswald (Petrovice)

Zinnwald

Zinnwald (Cinovec)

Neurehefeld

Moldava (Moldau)

Reitzenhain

Sebastiansberg (Hora Sv. Šebestiána)

Bärenstein (Eisenbahn)

Weipert (Vejprty)

Bärenstein

Weipert (Vejprty)

Oberwiesenthal

Gottesgab (Boži Dar)

Johanngeorgenstadt Bahnhof

Breitenbach (Potučky)

Johanngeorgenstadt

Breitenbach (Potučky)

Klingenthal

Graslitz (Kraslice)

Bad Brambach Bahnhof

Voitersreuth (Vojtanov)

Schönberg

Voitersreuth (Vojtanov)

Bad Elster

Grün (Doubrava)

Selb

Asch (Aš)

Selb-Plössberg Bahnhof

Asch (Aš)

Schirnding Cheb/Eger Bahnhof

Eger (Cheb)

Schirnding

Mühlbach (Pomezi)

Waldsassen

Heiligenkreuz (Svaty Křiž)

Mähring

Promenhof (Broumov)

Bärnau

Paulusbrunn (Pavluv Studenec)

Waidhaus (B 14)

Rosshaupt (Rozvadov)

Waidhaus Autobahn (BAB 6)

Rosshaupt (Rozvadov)

Eslarn

Eisendorf (Železná)

Waldmünchen

Haselbach (Lisková)

Furth im Wald Schafberg

Vollmau (Folmava)

Furth im Wald Bahnhof

Böhmisch Kubitzen (Česká Kubice)

Eschlkam

Neumark (Všeruby)

Neukirchen b. HL. Blut

St. Katharina (Sverá Katerina)

Bayerisch Eisenstein

Markt Eisenstein (Železná Ruda)

Bayerisch Eisenstein Bahnhof

Markt Eisenstein (Železná Ruda)

Philippsreuth

Kuschwarda (Strážny)

Haidmühle

Tusset (Stožek)

Authorised border crossing points

GERMANY—SWITZERLAND

Designation of border crossing points on the German side

Designation of border crossing points on the Swiss side

Konstanz-Klein Venedig

Kreuzlingen-Seestraße

Konstanz-Schweizer. Personenbahnhof

Konstanz Personenbahnhof

Konstanz-Wiesenstraße

Kreuzlingen-Wiesenstraße

Konstanz-Kreuzlinger Tor

Kreuzlingen

Konstanz-Emmishofer Tor

Kreuzlingen-Emmishofer

Konstanz-Paradieser Tor

Tägerwilen

Gaienhofen

Steckborn

Hemmenhofen

Steckborn

Wangen

Mammern

Öhningen-Oberstaad

Stein am Rhein

Öhningen

Stein am Rhein

Rielasingen Bahnhof

Ramsen Bahnhof

Singen Bahnhof

Schaffhausen

Rielasingen

Ramsen-Grenze

Gasthof ‘Spießhof’ an der B 34

Gasthof ‘Spießhof’

Gottmadingen

Buch-Grenze

Murbach

Buch-Dorf

Gailingen-Ost

Ramsen-Dorf

Gailingen-Brücke

Diessenhofen

Gailingen-West

Dörflingen-Pünt und Dörflingen-Laag

Randegg

Neu Dörflingen

Bietingen

Thayngen Straße

Thayngen Bahnhof

Thayngen Bahnhof

Ebringen

Thayngen-Ebringer Straße

Schlatt am Randen

Thayngen-Schlatt

Büßlingen

Hofen

Wiechs-Dorf

Altdorf

Wiechs-Schlauch

Merishausen

Neuhaus-Randen

Bargen

Fützen

Beggingen

Stühlingen

Schleitheim

Eberfingen

Hallau

Eggingen

Wunderklingen

Erzingen

Trasadingen

Erzingen Bahnhof

Trasadingen Bahnhof

Weisweil

Wilchingen

Jestetten-Wangental

Osterfingen

Jestetten-Hardt

Neuhausen

Jestetten Bahnhof

Neuhausen Bahnhof

Altenburg-Rheinau Bahnhof

Neuhausen Bahnhof

Altenburg-Nohl

Nohl

Altenburg-Rheinbrücke

Rheinau

Nack

Rüdlingen

Lottstetten

Rafz-Solgen

Lottstetten-Dorf

Rafz-Grenze

Lottstetten Bahnhof

Rafz Bahnhof

Baltersweil

Rafz-Schluchenberg

Dettighofen

Buchenloh

Bühl

Wil-Grenze

Günzgen

Wasterkingen

Herdern

Rheinsfelden

Rötteln

Kaiserstuhl

Reckingen

Rekingen

Rheinheim

Zurzach-Burg

Waldshut Bahnhof

Koblenz

Waldshut-Rheinbrücke

Koblenz

Waldshut-Rheinfähre

Juppen/Full

Dogern

Leibstadt

Albbruck

Schwaderloch

Laufenburg

Laufenburg

Bad Säckingen-Alte Rheinbrücke

Stein/Holzbrücke

Bad Säckingen

Stein

Rheinfelden

Rheinfelden

Grenzacherhorn

Riehen-Grenzacher Straße

Inzlingen

Riehen-Inzlinger Straße

Lörrach-Wiesentalbahn

Riehen Bahnhof

Lörrach-Stetten

Riehen

Lörrach-Wiesenuferweg

Riehen-Weilstraße

Weil-Ost

Riehen-Weilstraße

Basel Badischer Personenbahnhof

Basel Badischer Bahnhof

Basel Badischer Rangierbahnhof in Weil am Rhein

Basel Badischer Rangierbahnhof

Weil-Otterbach

Basel-Freiburger Straße

Weil-Friedlingen

Basel-Hiltalinger Straße

Weil am Rhein-Autobahn (BAB 5)

Basel

Authorised border crossing points

PORTS ON LAKE CONSTANCE (BODENSEE)

 

Lindau-Städtischer Segelhafen

 

Lindau-Hafen

 

Bad Schachen

 

Wasserburg (Bodensee)

 

Langenargen

 

Friedrichshafen-Hafen

 

Meersburg

 

Überlingen

 

Mainau

 

Konstanz-Hafen

 

Insel Reichenau

 

Radolfzell

Authorised border crossing points

PORTS ON THE RHINE

 

Rheinfelden-Rheinhafen

 

Wyhlen (Wyhlen GmbH)

 

Grenzach (Fa. Geigy)

 

Grenzach (Fa. Hoffmann La Roche AG)

 

Weil-Schiffsanlegestelle

 

Weil-Rheinhafen

Authorised border crossing points

PORTS ON THE NORTH SEA

 

List/Sylt

 

Hörnum/Sylt

 

Dagebüll

 

Wyk/Föhr

 

Wittdün/Amrum

 

Pellworm

 

Strucklahnungshörn/Nordstrand

 

Süderhafen/Nordstrand

 

Husum

 

Friedrichstadt

 

Tönning

 

Büsum

 

Meldorfer Hafen

 

Friedrichskoog

 

Helgoland

 

Itzehoe

 

Wewelsfleth

 

Brunsbüttel

 

Glückstadt

 

Elmshorn

 

Uetersen

 

Wedel

 

Hamburg

 

Hamburg-Neuenfelde

 

Buxtehude

 

Stade

 

Stadersand

 

Bützflether Sand

 

Otterndorf

 

Cuxhaven

 

Bremerhaven

 

Bremen

 

Lemwerder

 

Elsfleth

 

Brake

 

Großensiel

 

Nordenham

 

Fedderwardersiel

 

Eckwarderhörne

 

Varel

 

Wilhelmshaven

 

Hooksiel

 

Horumersiel

 

Carolinensiel (Harlesiel)

 

Neuharlingersiel

 

Bensersiel

 

Westeraccumersiel

 

Norddeich

 

Greetsiel

 

Wangerooge

 

Spiekeroog

 

Langeoog

 

Baltrum

 

Norderney

 

Juist

 

Borkum

 

Emden

 

Leer

 

Weener

 

Papenburg

 

Herbrum

Authorised border crossing points

BALTIC PORTS

 

Flensburg-Hafen

 

Flensburg-Mürwik (Hafenanlage der Bundesmarine)

 

Glücksburg

 

Langballigau

 

Quern-Neukirchen

 

Gelting

 

Maasholm

 

Schleimünde

 

Kappeln

 

Olpenitz (Hafenanlagen der Bundesmarine)

 

Schleswig

 

Ostseebad Damp

 

Eckernförde

 

Eckernförde (Hafenanlagen der Bundesmarine)

 

Surendorf (Hafenanlagen der Bundesmarine)

 

Rendsburg

 

Strande

 

Schilksee

 

Kiel-Holtenau

 

Kiel

 

Möltenort/Heikendorf

 

Jägersberg (Hafenanlage der Bundesmarine)

 

Laboe

 

Orth

 

Puttgarden Bahnhof

 

Puttgarden

 

Burgstaaken

 

Heiligenhafen

 

Großenbrode (Hafenanlagen der Bundesmarine)

 

Grömitz

 

Neustadt (Hafenanlage der Bundesmarine)

 

Niendorf

 

Lübeck-Travemünde

 

Lübeck

 

Timmendorf

 

Wolgast

 

Wismar

 

Warnemünde

 

Rostock Überseehafen

 

Stralsund

 

Libben

 

Bock

 

Saßnitz

 

Ruden

 

Greifswald-Ladebow Hafen

 

Kamminke

 

Ahlbeck Seebrücke

ODERHAFF

 

Anklam Hafen

 

Karnin

 

Ueckermünde

 

Altwarp Hafen

Authorised border crossing points

Airports, aerodromes, air fields

THE FEDERAL STATE OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

 

Eggebek

 

Flensburg-Schäferhaus

 

Helgoland-Düne

 

Hohn

 

Itzehoe-Hungriger Wolf

 

Kiel-Holtenau

 

Lübeck-Blankensee

 

Schleswig/Jagel

 

Westerland/Sylt

 

Wyk/Föhr

THE FEDERAL STATE OF MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA

 

Barth

 

Heringsdorf

 

Neubrandenburg-Trollenhagen

 

Rostock-Laage

THE FEDERAL STATE OF HAMBURG

Hamburg

THE FEDERAL STATE OF BREMEN

 

Bremen

 

Bremerhaven-Luneort

THE FEDERAL STATE OF LOWER SAXONY

 

Borkum

 

Braunschweig-Waggum

 

Bückeburg-Achum

 

Celle

 

Damme/Dümmer-See

 

Diepholz

 

Emden

 

Fassberg

 

Ganderkesee

 

Hannover

 

Jever

 

Nordhorn-Lingen

 

Leer-Papenburg

 

Lemwerder, Werksflughafen der Weser-Flugzeugbau GmbH Bremen

 

Norderney

 

Nordholz

 

Osnabrück-Atterheide

 

Peine-Eddersee

 

Wangerooge

 

Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel

 

Wittmundhafen

 

Wunstorf

THE FEDERAL STATE OF BRANDENBURG

 

Cottbus-Drewitz

 

Cottbus-Neuhausen

 

Kyritz

 

Nauen

 

Neuhausen

 

Schönhagen

THE FEDERAL STATE OF BERLIN

 

Tegel

 

Tempelhof

 

Schönefeld

THE FEDERAL STATE OF NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

 

Aachen-Merzbrück

 

Arnsberg

 

Bielefeld-Windelsbleiche

 

Bonn-Hardthöhe

 

Dahlemer Binz

 

Dortmund-Wickede

 

Düsseldorf

 

Essen-Mülheim

 

Hangelar

 

Hopsten

 

Köln/Bonn

 

Marl/Loemühle

 

Meinerzhagen

 

Mönchengladbach

 

Münster-Osnabrück

 

Nörvenich

 

Paderborn-Lippstadt

 

Porta Westfalica

 

Rheine-Bentlage

 

Siegerland

 

Stadtlohn-Wenningfeld

THE FEDERAL STATE OF SAXONY

 

Dresden

 

Leipzig-Halle

 

Rothenburg/Oberlausitz

THE FEDERAL STATE OF THURINGIA

Erfurt

THE FEDERAL STATE OF RHINELAND-PALATINATE

 

Büchel

 

Föhren

 

Koblenz-Winningen

 

Mendig

 

Pferdsfeld

 

Pirmasens-Zweibrücken

 

Speyer

 

Worms-Bürgerweide-West

THE FEDERAL STATE OF SAARLAND

 

Saarbrücken-Ensheim

 

Saarlouis/Düren

THE FEDERAL STATE OF HESSE

 

Egelsbach

 

Allendorf/Eder

 

Frankfurt/Main

 

Fritzlar

 

Kassel-Calden

 

Reichelsheim

THE FEDERAL STATE OF BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

 

Aalen-Heidenheim-Elchingen

 

Baden Airport Karlsruhe Baden-Baden

 

Baden-Baden-Oos

 

Donaueschingen-Villingen

 

Freiburg/Brg.

 

Friedrichshafen-Löwentl

 

Heubach (Krs. Schwäb.Gmünd)

 

Karlsruhe Forchheim

 

Konstanz

 

Laupheim

 

Leutkirch-Unterzeil

 

Mannheim-Neuostheim

 

Mengen

 

Mosbach-Lohrbach

 

Niederstetten

 

Offenburg

 

Schwäbisch Hall

 

Stuttgart

THE FEDERAL STATE OF BAVARIA

 

Aschaffenburg

 

Augsburg-Mühlhausen

 

Bayreuth-Bindlacher Berg

 

Coburg-Brandensteinsebene

 

Eggenfelden/Niederbayern

 

Erding

 

Fürstenfeldbruck

 

Hassfurth-Mainwiesen

 

Herzogenaurach

 

Hof-Pirk

 

Ingolstadt

 

Kempten-Durach

 

Landsberg/Lech

 

Landshut-Ellermühle

 

Lechfeld

 

Leipheim

 

Memmingen

 

München ‘Franz Joseph Strauß’

 

Neuburg

 

Nürnberg

 

Oberpfaffenhofen, Werkflugplatz der Dornier-Werke GmbH

 

Passau-Vilshofen

 

Roth

 

Rothenburg o. d. Tauber

 

Straubing-Wallmühle

 

Weiden/Opf.

 

Würzburg am Schenkenturm

GREECE

Εναέρια σύνορα

Airports

1. ΑΘΗΝΑ

ATHINA

2. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ

HERAKLION

3. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΗ

THESSALONIKI

4. ΡΟΔΟΣ

RHODOS

5. ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ

KERKIRA (KORFU)

6. ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΕΙΑ ΚΩ

ANTIMACHIA (KOS)

7. ΧΑΝΙΑ

CHANIA

8. ΠΥΘΑΓΟΡΕΙΟ ΣΑΜΟΥ

PITHAGORIO - SAMOS

9. ΜΥΤΙΛΗΝΗ

MITILINI

10. ΙΩΑΝΝΙΝΑ

IOANNINA

11. ΑΡΑΞΟΣ (1)

ARAXOS (1)

12. ΣΗΤΕΙΑ

SITIA

13. ΧΙΟΣ (1)

CHIOS (1)

14. ΑΡΓΟΣΤΟΛΙ

ARGOSTOLI

15. ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑ

KALAMATA

16. ΚΑΒΑΛΑ

KAVALA

17. ΑΚΤΙΟ ΒΟΝΙΤΣΑΣ

AKTIO-VONITSAS

18. ΜΗΛΟΣ (1)

MILOS (1)

19. ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ

ZAKINTHOS

20. ΘΗΡΑ

THIRA

21. ΣΚΙΑΘΟΣ

SKIATHOS

22. ΚΑΡΠΑΘΟΣ (1)

KARPATHOS (1)

23. ΜΥΚΟΝΟΣ

MIKONOS

24. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥΠΟΛΗ

ALEXANDROUPOLI

25. ΕΛΕΥΣΙΝΑ

ELEFSINA

26. ΑΝΔΡΑΒΙΔΑ

ANDRAVIDA

27. ΑΤΣΙΚΗ ΛΗΜΝΟΥ

ATSIKI-LIMNOS

Θαλάσσια σύνορα

Ports

1. ΓΥΘΕΙΟ

GHITHIO

2. ΣΥΡΟΣ

SIROS

3. ΗΓΟΥΜΕΝΙΤΣΑ

IGOYMENITSA

4. ΣΤΥΛΙΔΑ

STILIDA

5. ΑΓΙΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ

AGIOS NIKOLAOS

6. ΡΕΘΥΜΝΟ

RETHIMNO

7. ΛΕΥΚΑΔΑ

LEFKADA

8. ΣΑΜΟΣ

SAMOS

9. ΒΟΛΟΣ

VOLOS

10. ΚΩΣ

KOS

11. ΔΑΦNΗ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΟΡΟΥΣ

DAFNI-AGIOU OROUS

12. ΙΒΗΡΑ ΑΓΙΟ ΟΡΟΥΣ

IVIRA-AGIOU OROUS

13. ΓΕΡΑΚΙΝΗ

GERAKINI

14. ΓΛΥΦΑΔΑ

GLIFADA

15. ΠΡΕΒΕΖΑ

PREVEZA

16. ΠΑΤΡΑ

PATRA

17. ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ

KERKIRA

18. ΣΗΤΕΙΑ

SITIA

19. ΧΙΟΣ

CHIOS

20. ΑΡΓΟΣΤΟΛΙ

ARGOSTOLI

21. ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ

THESSALONIKI

22. ΚΟΡΙΝΘΟΣ

KORINTHOS

23. ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑ

KALAMATA

24. ΚΑΒΑΛΑ

KAVALA

25. ΙΘΑΚΗ

ITHAKI

26. ΠΥΛΟΣ

PILOS

27. ΠΥΘΑΓΟΡΕΙΟ ΣΑΜΟΥ

PITHAGORIO-SAMOS

28. ΛΑΥΡΙΟ

LAVRIO

29. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟ

HERAKLIO

30. ΣΑΜΗ ΚΕΦΑΛΛΗΝΙΑΣ

SAMI-KEFALONIA

31. ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑΣ

PIREAS

32. ΜΗΛΟΣ

MILOS

33. ΚΑΤΑΚΩΛΟ

KATAKOLO

34. ΣΟΥΔΑ ΧΑΝΙΩΝ

SOUDA-CHANIA

35. ΙΤΕΑ

ITEA

36. ΕΛΕΥΣΙΝΑ

ELEFSINA

37. ΜΥΚΟΝΟΣ

MIKONOS

38. ΝΑΥΠΛΙΟ

NAFPLIO

39. ΧΑΛΚΙΔΑ

CHALKIDA

40. ΡΟΔΟΣ

RODOS

41. ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ

ZAKINTHOS

42. ΘΗΡΑ

THIRA

43. ΚΑΛΟΙ ΛΙΜΕΝΕΣ ΗΡΑΚΛΕΙΟΥ

KALI-LIMENES-HERAKLIOU

44. ΜΥΡΙΝΑ ΛΗΜΝΟΥ

MYRINA-LIMNOS

45. ΠΑΞΟΙ

PAXI

46. ΣΚΙΑΘΟΣ

SKIATHOS

47. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥΠΟΛΗ

ALEXANDROUPOLI

48. ΑΙΓΙΟ

AIGHIO

49. ΠΑΤΜΟΣ

PATMOS

50. ΣΥΜΗ

SIMI

51. ΜΥΤΙΛΗΝΗ

MITILINI

52. ΧΑΝΙΑ

CHANIA

Χερσαία σύνορα

Land borders

Σύνορα με την Αλβανία

with Albania

1. ΚΑΚΑΒΙΑ

1. KAKAVIA

2. ΚΡΥΣΤΑΛΛΟΠΗΓΗ

2. KRISTALOPIGI

Σύνορα Fyrom

with Fyrom

1. ΝΙΚΗ

1. NIKI

2. ΕΙΔΟΜΕNΗ (ΣΙΔΗΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΟ)

2. IDOMENI (RAIL)

3. ΕΥΖΩΝΟΙ

3. EVZONI

4. ΔΟΙΡΑΝΗ

4. DOIRANI

Σύνορα με τη Βουλγαρία

with Bulgaria

1. ΠΡΟΜΑΧΩΝΑΣ

1. PROMACHONAS

2. ΠΡΟΜΑΧΩΝΑΣ (ΣΙΔΗΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΟ)

2. PROMACHONAS (RAIL)

3. ΔΙΚΑΙΑ (ΣΙΔΗΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΟ)

3. DIKEA EVROS (RAIL)

4. ΟΡΜΕΝΙΟ

4. ORMENIO EVROS

Σύνορα με την Τουρκία

with Turkey

1. ΚΑΣΤΑΝΙΕΣ ΕΒΡΟΥ

1. KASTANIES, EVROS

2. ΠΥΘΙΟΥ (ΣΙΔΗΡΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΟ)

2. PITHIO (RAIL)

3. ΚΗΠΟΙ ΕΒΡΟΥ

3. KIPI, EVROS

SPAIN

Air borders

Madrid-Barajas

Barcelona

Gran Canaria

Palma de Mallorca

Alicante

Ibiza

Malaga

Sevilla

Tenerife Sur

Valencia

Almeria

Asturias

Bilbao

Fuerteventura

Gerona

Granada

Lanzarote

La Palma

Menorca

Santander

Santiago

Vitoria

Saragossa

Pamplona

Jerez de la Fontera

Valladolid

Reus

Vigo

La Coruña

Murcia

Sea borders

Algeciras (Cadix)

Alicante

Almería

Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Avilés (Asturien)

Barcelona

Bilbao

Cadiz

Cartagena (Murcia)

Castellón

Ceuta

Ferrol (La Coruña)

Gijón

Huelva

Ibiza

La Coruña

La Línea de la Concepción

La Luz (Las Palmas)

Mahón

Malaga

Melilla

Motril (Granada)

Palma de Mallorca

Sagunto (provincia de Valencia)

San Sebastian

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santander

Sevilla

Tarragona

Valencia

Vigo

Land borders

Ceuta

Melilla

La Seo de Urgel

La Línea de la Concepción (2)

FRANCE

Air borders

1.

Abbeville

2.

Agen-la Garenne

3.

Ajaccio-Campo dell'Oro

4.

Albi-le-Séquestre

5.

Amiens-Glisy

6.

Angers-Marcé

7.

Angoulême-Brie-Champniers

8.

Annecy Methet

9.

Annemasse

10.

Auxerre-Branches

11.

Avignon-Caumont

12.

Bâle-Mulhouse

13.

Bastia-Poretta

14.

Beauvais-Tillé

15.

Bergerac-Roumanière

16.

Besançon-La Vèze

17.

Béziers-Vias

18.

Biarritz-Bayonne-Anglet

19.

Bordeaux-Mérignac

20.

Bourges

21.

Brest-Guipavas

22.

Caen-Carpiquet

23.

Cahors-Lalbenque

24.

Calais-Dunkerque

25.

Calvi-Sainte-Catherine

26.

Cannes-Mandelieu

27.

Carcassonne-Salvaza

28.

Castres-Mazamet

29.

Châlons-Vatry

30.

Chambéry-Aix les Bains

31.

Charleville-Mézières

32.

Châteauroux-Déols

33.

Cherbourg-Mauperthus

34.

Clermont-Ferrand-Aulnat

35.

Colmar-Houssen

36.

Courchevel

37.

Deauville-Saint-Gatien

38.

Dieppe-Saint-Aubin

39.

Dijon-Longvic

40.

Dinard-Pleurtuit

41.

Dôle-Tavaux

42.

Epinal-Mirecourt

43.

Figari-Sud Corse

44.

Cap-Tallard

45.

Genève-Cointrin

46.

Granville

47.

Grenoble-Saint Geoirs

48.

Hyères-Le-Palivestre

49.

Issy-les-Moulineaux

50.

La Môle

51.

Lannion

52.

La Rochelle-Laleu

53.

Laval-Entrammes

54.

Le Castelet

55.

Le Havre-Octeville

56.

Le Mans-Arnage

57.

Le Touquet-Paris Plage

58.

Lille-Lesquin

59.

Limoges-Bellegarde

60.

Lognes-Emerainville

61.

Lorient-Lann Bihoué

62.

Lyon-Bron

63.

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry

64.

Marseille-Provence

65.

Meaux-Esbly

66.

Megève

67.

Metz-Nancy-Lorraine

68.

Monaco-Héliport

69.

Montbéliard-Courcelles

70.

Montpellier-Fréjorgues

71.

Morlaix-Ploujean

72.

Nancy-Essey

73.

Nantes-Atlantique

74.

Nevers-Fourchambault

75.

Nice-Côte d'Azur

76.

Nîmes-Garons

77.

Orléans-Bricy

78.

Orléans-Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel

79.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

80.

Paris-le Bourget

81.

Paris-Orly

82.

Pau-Pyrénées

83.

Périgueux-Bassilac

84.

Perpignan-Rivesaltes

85.

Poitiers-Biard

86.

Pontarlier

87.

Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin

88.

Quimper-Pluguffan

89.

Reims-Champagne

90.

Rennes Saint-Jacques

91.

Roanne-Renaison

92.

Rodez-Marcillac

93.

Rouen-Vallée de Seine

94.

Saint-Brieuc-Armor

95.

Saint-Etienne-Bouthéon

96.

Saint-Nazaire-Montoir

97.

Saint-Yan

98.

Strasbourg-Entzheim

99.

Tarbes-Ossun-Lourdes

100.

Toulouse-Blagnac

101.

Tours-Saint-Symphorien

102.

Toussus-le-Noble

103.

Troyes-Barberey

104.

Valence-Chabeuil

105.

Valenciennes-Denain

106.

Vannes-Meucon

107.

Vesoul-Frotey

108.

Vichy-Charmeil

Sea borders

1.

Agde

2.

Ajaccio

3.

Anglet

4.

Arcachon

5.

Bastia

6.

Bayonne

7.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

8.

Biarritz

9.

Bonifacio

10.

Bordeaux

11.

Boulogne

12.

Brest

13.

Caen-Ouistreham

14.

Calais

15.

Calvi

16.

Camaret

17.

Cannes-Vieux Port

18.

Cap-d'Agde

19.

Carry-le-Rouet

20.

Carteret

21.

Cassis

22.

Cherbourg

23.

Ciboure

24.

Concarneau

25.

Dieppe

26.

Dunkerque

27.

Fécamp

28.

Golfe-Juan

29.

Granville

30.

Groix

31.

Gruissan

32.

Hendaye

33.

Honfleur

34.

La Rochelle-La Pallice

35.

La Turballe

36.

Le Croisic

37.

Le Guilvinec

38.

Le Havre

39.

Le Palais

40.

Les Sables-d'Olonne-Port

41.

Le Touquet-Etaples

42.

Le Tréport

43.

Leucate

44.

L'Ile-Rousse

45.

Lorient

46.

Macinaggio

47.

Mandelieu-la Napoule

48.

Marseille

49.

Monaco-Port de la Condamine

50.

Morlaix

51.

Nantes-Saint-Nazaire

52.

Nice

53.

Noirmoutier

54.

Paimpol

55.

Pornic

56.

Port-Camargue

57.

Port-de-Bouc-Fos/Port-Saint-Louis

58.

Port-en-Bessin

59.

Port-la-Nouvelle

60.

Porto-Vecchio

61.

Port-Vendres

62.

Propriano

63.

Quimper

64.

Roscoff

65.

Rouen

66.

Royan

67.

Saint-Brieuc (maritime)

68.

Saint-Cyprien

69.

Saint-Florent

70.

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

71.

Saint-Malo

72.

Saint-Valéry-en-Caux

73.

Sète

74.

Toulon

75.

Valras

76.

Villefranche-sur-Mer

77.

Villeneuve-Loubet

Land borders

with Switzerland

1.

Abbevillers road

2.

Bâle-Mulhouse airport (pedestrian walkway between areas)

3.

Bois-d'Amont

4.

Chatel

5.

Col France

6.

Delle road

7.

Divonne-les-Bains

8.

Ferney-Voltaire

9.

Ferrières-sous-Jougne

10.

Genève-Cornavin station

11.

Goumois

12.

Hegenheim-Allschwill

13.

Huningue road

14.

La Cheminée road

15.

La Cure

16.

Les Fourgs

17.

Les Verrières road

18.

Leymen-Benken

19.

Moëllesulaz

20.

Mouthe road

21.

Pfetterhouse

22.

Pontarlier-station

23.

Poste autoroute Saint-Julien-Bardonnex (motorway post)

24.

Pougny

25.

Prévessin

26.

Saint-Gingolph

27.

Saint-Julien-Perly

28.

Saint-Louis motorway

29.

Saint-Louis-Bâle-rail freight station

30.

Saint-Louis-Lysbuchel

31.

Vallard-Thonex

32.

Vallorbe (international trains)

33.

Vallorcine

34.

Veigy

with the United Kingdom: (cross-channel fixed link)

1.

Gare de Paris-Nord (station)/London Waterloo Station/Ashford International Station

2.

Gare de Lille-Europe (station)/London Waterloo Station/Ashford International Station

3.

Cheriton/Coquelles

4.

Gare de Fréthun (station)/London Waterloo Station/Ashford International Station

5.

Gare de Chessy-Marne-la-Vallée (station)

6.

Gare d'Avignon-Centre (station)

with Andorra

Pas de la Case

ITALY

Air borders

— Alessandria

Polizia di Stato

— Alghero (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Ancona

Polizia di Stato

— Aosta

Polizia di Stato

— Bari

Polizia di Stato

— Bergamo

Polizia di Stato

— Biella

Polizia di Stato

— Bologna

Polizia di Stato

— Bolzano

Polizia di Stato

— Brescia

Polizia di Stato

— Brindisi

Polizia di Stato

— Cagliari

Polizia di Stato

— Catane

Polizia di Stato

— Crotono

Polizia di Stato

— Cuneo

Polizia di Stato

— Firenze

Polizia di Stato

— Foggia

Polizia di Stato

— Forlì

Polizia di Stato

— Genova

Polizia di Stato

— Grosseto

Polizia di Stato

— Lamezia Terme (CZ)

Polizia di Stato

— Lampedusa (AG)

Carabinieri

— Lecce

Polizia di Stato

— Marina di Campo (LI)

Carabinieri

— Milano Linate

Polizia di Stato

— Napoli

Polizia di Stato

— Novi Ligure

Carabinieri

— Olbia (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Oristano

Polizia di Stato

— Padova

Polizia di Stato

— Palermo

Polizia di Stato

— Pantelleria (TP)

Carabinieri

— Para

Polizia di Stato

— Perugia

Polizia di Stato

— Pescara

Polizia di Stato

— Pisa

Polizia di Stato

— Reggio di Calabria

Polizia di Stato

— Rimini

Polizia di Stato

— Roma Ciampino

Polizia di Stato

— Roma Fiumicino

Polizia di Stato

— Roma Urbe

Polizia di Stato

— Ronchi del Legionari (GO)

Polizia di Stato

— Salerno

Polizia di Stato

— Siena

Polizia di Stato

— Taranto-Grottaglie

Polizia di Stato

— Torino

Polizia di Stato

— Trapani

Polizia di Stato

— Tortoli (NU)

Polizia di Stato

— Treviso

Polizia di Stato

— Varese Malpensa

Polizia di Stato

— Venezia

Polizia di Stato

— Verona

Polizia di Stato

— Villanova d'Albenga (SV)

Carabinieri

Sea borders

— Alassio (SV)

Polizia di Stato

— Alghero (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Ancona

Polizia di Stato

— Anzio — Nettuno (RM)

Polizia di Stato

— Augusta (SR)

Polizia di Stato

— Barcoli (NA)

Carabinieri

— Bari

Polizia di Stato

— Barletta (BA)

Polizia di Stato

— Brindisi

Polizia di Stato

— Cagliari

Polizia di Stato

— Campo nell'Elba (LI)

Carabinieri

— Caorle (VE)

Carabinieri

— Capraia Isola (LI)

Carabinieri

— Capri (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— Carbonia (CA)

Polizia di Stato

— Castellammare di Stabia (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— Castellammare del Golfo (TP)

Polizia di Stato

— Catania

Polizia di Stato

— Chioggia (VE)

Polizia di Stato

— Civitavecchia (RM)

Polizia di Stato

— Crotone

Polizia di Stato

— Duino Aurisina (TS)

Polizia di Stato

— Finale Ligure (SV)

Carabinieri

— Fiumicino (RM)

Polizia di Stato

— Formia (LT)

Polizia di Stato

— Gaeta (LT)

Polizia di Stato

— Gallipoli (LE)

Polizia di Stato

— Gela (CL)

Polizia di Stato

— Genova

Polizia di Stato

— Gioia Tauro (RC)

Polizia di Stato

— Grado (GO)

Polizia di Stato

— Ischia (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— La Maddalena (SS)

Carabinieri

— La Spezia

Polizia di Stato

— Lampedusa (AG)

Polizia di Stato

— Lerici (SP)

Carabinieri

— Levanto (SP)

Carabinieri

— Licata (AG)

Polizia di Stato

— Lignano (VE)

Carabinieri

— Lipari(ME)

Carabinieri

— Livorno

Polizia di Stato

— Loano (SV)

Carabinieri

— Manfredonia (FG)

Polizia di Stato

— Marciana Marina (LI)

Carabinieri

— Marina di Carrara (MS)

Polizia di Stato

— Marsala (TP)

Polizia di Stato

— Mazara del Vallo (TP)

Polizia di Stato

— Messina

Polizia di Stato

— Milazzo (ME)

Polizia di Stato

— Molfetta (BA)

Carabinieri

— Monfalcone (GO)

Polizia di Stato

— Monopoli (BA)

Carabinieri

— Napoli

Polizia di Stato

— Olbia (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Oneglia (IM)

Polizia di Stato

— Oristano

Polizia di Stato

— Ortona (CH)

Carabinieri

— Otranto (LE)

Polizia di Stato

— Palau (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Palermo

Polizia di Stato

— Pantelleria (TP)

Carabinieri

— Pesaro

Polizia di Stato

— Pescara

Polizia di Stato

— Piombino (LI)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Azzurro (LI)

Carabinieri

— Porto Cervo (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Empedocle (AG)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Ferraio (LI)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Nogaro (UD)

Carabinieri

— Porto Tolle (RO)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Torres (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Venere (SV)

Carabinieri

— Portofino (IM)

Carabinieri

— Pozzallo (RG)

Carabinieri

— Pozzuoli (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— Rapallo (GE)

Polizia di Stato

— Ravenna

Polizia di Stato

— Reggio die Calabria

Polizia di Stato

— Rimini

Polizia di Stato

— Rio Marina (LI)

Carabinieri

— Riposto (CT)

Carabinieri

— Santa Maria Ligure (GE)

Carabinieri

— San Remo (IM)

Polizia di Stato

— Santa Teresa di Gallura (SS)

Polizia di Stato

— San Benedetto del Tronto (AP)

Polizia di Stato

— Salerno

Polizia di Stato

— Savona

Polizia di Stato

— Siracusa

Polizia di Stato

— Sorrento (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— Taormina (ME)

Polizia di Stato

— Taranto

Polizia di Stato

— Termini Imerese (PA)

Polizia di Stato

— Terracina (LT)

Polizia di Stato

— Torre Annunziata (NA)

Polizia di Stato

— Tortolì (NU)

Polizia di Stato

— Torviscosa (UD)

Carabinieri

— Trapani

Polizia di Stato

— Trieste

Polizia di Stato

— Varazze (SV)

Carabinieri

— Vasto (CH)

Polizia di Stato

— Venezia

Polizia di Stato

— Viareggio (LU)

Polizia di Stato

— Vibovalentia Marina (VV)

Polizia di Stato

Land borders

with Switzerland

— Bellavista di Clivio (VA), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Biegno Indemini (VA), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Bizzarone (CO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Brogeda (CO), Category 1 trade

Guardia di Finanza

— Brogeda (CO), Category 1 tourism

Polizia di Stato

— Chiasso (CO), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Col G.S. Bernardo (AO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Col Menoure (AO), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Cremenaga (VA), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Crociale dei Mulini (CO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Domodossola (VB), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Drezzo (CO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Forcola di Livigno (SO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Fornasette (VA), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Gaggiolo (VA), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Iselle (VB), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Luino (VA), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Luino (VA), Category 1 lake

Polizia di Stato

— Maslianico (CO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Monte Bianco (AO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Monte Moro (VB), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Monte Spluga (SO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Oria Val Solda (CO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Oria Val Solda (CO), Category 1 lake

Carabinieri

— Paglino (VB), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Palone (VA), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Passo S. Giacomo (VB), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Piaggio Valmara (VB), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Piattamala (SO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Pino Lago Maggiore (VA), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Plan Maison (AO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Plateau Rosa (AO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Ponte Chiasso (CO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Ponte del Gallo (SO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Ponte Ribellasca (VB), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Ponte Ribellasca (VB), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Ponte Tresa (VA), Category 1 lake and road

Polizia di Stato

— Porto Ceresio (VA), Category 1 lake and road

Polizia di Stato

— Ronago (CO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Saltrio (VA), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— S. Margherita di Stabio (CO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— S. Maria dello Stelvio (SO), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— S. Pietro di Clivio (VA), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Tirano (SO), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Traforo G.S. Bernardo (AO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Tubre (BZ), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Valmara di Lanzo (CO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Villa di Chiavenna (SO), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Zenna (VA), Category 1

Carabinieri

with Slovenia

— Basovizza (TS), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Castelletto versa (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Chiampore (TS), Category 2

Carabinieri

— Devetachi (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Fernetti (TS), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Fusine Laghi (UD), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Gorizia, Category 1 Eisenbahn

Polizia di Stato

— Gorizia Casa Rossa, Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Gorizia S. Gabriele, Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Gorizia S. Pietro, Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Gorizia Via Rafut, Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Jamiano (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Merna (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Mernico (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Molino Vecchio (UD)

Guardia di Finanza

— Monrupino (TS), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Noghere (TS), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Passo Predil (UD), Category 1

Carabinieri

— Pese (TS), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Plessiva (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Polava di Cepletischis (UD), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Ponte Vittorio, Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Prebenico Caresana (TS), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Rabuiese (TS), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— Robedischis (UD), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Salcano (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— S. Andrea (GO), Category 1

Polizia di Stato

— S. Barbara (TS), Category 2

Polizia di Stato

— S. Bartolomeo (TS), Category 1

Carabinieri

— S. Floriano (GO), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— S. Pelagio (TS), Category 2

Carabinieri

— S. Servolo (TS), Category 2

Guardia di Finanza

— Stupizza (UD), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Vencò (GO), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

— Villa Opicina (TS), Category 1 rail

Polizia di Stato

— Uccea (UD), Category 1

Guardia di Finanza

Note: Category 2 crossing points are only used by border residents who are in possession of special documents for the purpose (local border traffic).

LUXEMBOURG

Air borders

Luxembourg

NETHERLANDS

Air borders

Amsterdam Schiphol

De Kooy

Eindhoven

Enschede Twente

Groningen Eelde

Lelystad

Maastricht-Aachen

Rotterdam

Valkenburg (ZH)

Sea borders

Amsterdam IJmond

Delfzijl

Den Helder

Dordrecht

Gent-Terneuzen

Harlingen

Hoek van Holland/Europoort

Lauwersoog

Moerdijk

Rotterdam-Havens

Scheveningen

Vlissingen

AUSTRIA

Airports and aerodromes

Airports

 

Graz-Thalerhof

 

Innsbruck-Kranebitten

 

Klagenfurt-Wörthersee

 

Linz-Hörsching

 

Salzburg-Maxglan

 

Wien-Schwechat

Aerodromes

 

Bad Kleinkirchheim

 

Dobersberg

 

Eferding

 

Feldkirchen-Ossiacher See

 

Ferlach

 

Ferlach-Glainach

 

Freistadt

 

Friesach-Hirt

 

Fürstenfeld

 

Gmunden

 

Goldeck Talstation

 

Halleg

 

Heliport Pongau

 

Hofkirchen

 

Hohenems-Dornbirn

 

Kapfenberg

 

Kappl

 

Kitzbühel

 

Krems-Langenlois

 

Kufstein-Langkampfen

 

Lanzen-Turnau

 

Leoben-Timmersdorf

 

Leopoldsdorf

 

Lienz-Nikolsdorf

 

Linz-Ost

 

Mariazell

 

Mauterndorf

 

Mayrhofen

 

Micheldorf

 

Niederöblarn

 

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