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Bulgaria and Romania are part of Europe’s visa-free zone, the Schengen zone consists of 29 members

The ‘Schengen Area’ allows over 400 million people to travel freely without internal border controls.
Dawn Immigration Reporter
BRUSSELS: Eastern European countries Bulgaria and Romania joined the Schengen Area on Sunday after 13 years of waiting.
Citizens of both countries can now travel freely by air and sea without any checks. With Bulgaria and Romania joining on Sunday, the Schengen zone will have 29 members. The ‘Schengen Area’, created in 1985, has 40. It allows more than 10 million people to travel freely without internal border controls. The Romanian government said Schengen rules would apply at four seaports and 17 airports.

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