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My husband and I are booked on AmaLea for May 2020. I have been trying to research whether the Schengen Visa will impact us while abroad.  We are both Canadians eh! and it appears that we Canadians do not have to get the Visa while travelling under a Canadian passport.  We will be leaving Toronto, Canada and arriving Munich where we transfer to our flight to Budapest and our return trip will be via Prague to Munich and then transferring for our flight back to Toronto. After the stay in Budapest we will sail on the AmaLea (Melodies of the Danube) and make our way to Prague.   Can anyone confirm that we Canadians do not have to get the Schengen Visa.

Many thanks for your help

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The so called "Schengen Visa" is a visa waiver program and no visa you have to apply for ahead of your trip. It´s basically just a passport control - in your case at Munich airport - where you get a stamp in your passport which allows you to travel within the Schengen countries for the next 90 days.


Canada and USA are countries which participate in the visa waiver program and don´t need a visa issued ahead of the trip.


There is also a Schengen Visa which has to be applied for ahead of the trip. Both forms are mixed up pretty often. But in your case you don´t need anything ahead.


There will be an electronic pre check like your eTA or the US ESTA but not until 2021.



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