I applied for schengen visa via Norway embassy. I got a single entry visa (even though I asked for multiple entry). Now my plan actually is to land in France (Paris), travel through Belgium to Amsterdam by road and then fly from Amsterdam to Bergen in Norway. I am curious to know whether flying from Amsterdam would be considered as exiting the Schengen state even though I am flying to another Schengen state?

I know it is OK to travel from one Schengen member country to another within the visa tenure and without exiting the Schengen states. I did it before last year by entrying into Austria and traveled through Czech Republic, Germany and then reaching Switzerland (all by road) and then flew back to Dubai where I reside.

But I am really unsure of air travel that how is it taken when you fly from one Schengen state to another?

  • I flew from Italy to Greece (both Schengen states) in 2009 and didn't have my passport checked. So from that I'd say that you're probably fine.
    – neubert
    Aug 17, 2015 at 16:31
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    See also travel.stackexchange.com/questions/13362/…
    – Gayot Fow
    Aug 17, 2015 at 17:55
  • By the way you should check the airlines there are some places and airlines such as Vueling that checks your passport or visa before boarding personal experience some , I was travelling without passport and ID card was reported lost they asked me to get police report and let me fly so better check with company first May 9 at 16:45
  • Just make sure that your flight has no stops outside Schengen area. If you are connecting, e.g., through London, this will count as exit from Schengen
    – Petr
    May 9 at 17:18

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Yes, only crossing an external border count as an entry or exit and air travel is no different in this regard. Airports in the Schengen area have often been reorganised to process Schengen flights separately, typically with no official passport check and sometimes no ID check of any kind (i.e. not even by the ground handling personnel). Airlines might still occasionally insist on seeing a visa but since you have one, it should not create any problem.

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