Rules of calculation

The short-stay calculator is based on Art. 5 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 establishing a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code):

  • The maximum duration of short stays within the Schengen Area is 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • The entry and departure dates are also used in the calculation of the duration of stay.

The control date - no longer the date of first entry - shall now be used to check the stay. The 180-day period considered always runs prior to the control date.

Graphical representation (also applies to the stays of third-state nationals who are not subject to a visa obligation):

Short-stay calculator

  • Launch the tool

    Click on link "Short stay calculator" in the text
    (3rd paragraph under "Harmonising rules and procedures")

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