The original Schengen agreement mentions

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.

It would seem this no longer exist (see for example https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-policy/apply_for_a_visa_en). When was it abolished?

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    Because it is no longer listed. I looked at quite a few documents, none of them lists it. This comment from 2017 casually mentions it too. – chx Sep 4 '19 at 9:37
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    Is this a travel or a history question? – Willeke Sep 4 '19 at 10:07
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    mmmm travel? There are still a good number of websites referring to it, including the first result for Frequently Asked Questions about Schengen Visa in Google which we know to be a very outdated site but not everyone does. I am trying to set the record straight here. – chx Sep 4 '19 at 10:16
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not related to travel. The transit visa is abolished. It is if no significance for current or future travellers when that happened. – Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Sep 4 '19 at 10:42
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    It sure is. Everyone will otherwise just argue that the source we point to is incomplete. It's hard to prove a negative. The easiest to prove it is by pointing to the legal text abolishing it. Have you not seen the first comment in this very thread? – chx Sep 4 '19 at 10:46

This page seems to indicate it was abolished on 5/4/2010 with the entry into force of EC810/2009:

Pursuant to the Visa Code (EC Regulation no. 810/2009, which entered into effect on 5 April 2010)


Transit (type B), type of visa abolished by the above Visa Code. As of 5 April 2010 Transit visas are all type C

Note that the text of the regulation makes no reference I could find to that type of visa, so I can't say for sure whether they were abolished at this time or previously.

It seems type B visas were still issued at the border (but with great difficulty) around 2006 (see https://journals.openedition.org/conflits/15743, point 31), though.

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