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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 10:59 AM
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Portugal To Serbia with no stops in EU or Schengen!

Hello fellow travelers!
I am traveling from Portugal to Serbia ideally some time in the middle of February (possibly later), and I need to get from Portugal to Serbia without any stops in EU or Schengen. So far the only option I have found is flying through Turkey, but this is very expensive. I have also found a direct plane from Portugal to Moldova, but there are no planes from Moldova to Serbia. I wish there was a direct flight from Portugal to Serbia, or to another Non-EU and Non-Schengen country, but I have only found the options mentioned. I am asking help from fellow travelers who might know something I don't. Basically what I need is to get from Portugal to Serbia for not to much money, with no stops in EU or Schengen. I would be interested in flights to other Non-EU and Non-Schengen countries close to Serbia, like Bosnia and Montenegro, but I have seen no direct flights here yet. If anyone is able to help me out that would be very appreciated!

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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 11:51 AM
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Why do you need to avoid a Schengen or EU country? If you are already in Portugal, and you are a visa national, you should already hold a Schengen visa or a long-stay visa which allows you to travel through Schengen for 90 in 180 days. Or is there another reason?
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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 11:52 AM
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My Visa is about to run out and I need to go to a non EU country like Serbia.
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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 11:54 AM
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You mean you are almost at the limit of Schengen's 90-in-180 days? What about UK or Ireland? Plenty of cheap flights at this time of the year?

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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 11:58 AM
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That's not an option. They require special visas.
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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 12:21 PM
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What nationality are you that you need a visa for the UK but not for Schengen?
You do know you have to stay out of Schengen for 180 days don't you?
If your visa has not yet run out you can transit through another Schengen country. You can stay airside of you are flying.
Look at Turkey. You need an e-visa for it but you can probably fly there from Portugal.
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Old Feb 5th, 2020, 04:30 PM
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FYI, Vito95 -- you don't need to explain your reasoning to anyone. You might get more helpful answers if you do, but you shouldn't feel compelled to provide any more information that you choose to share.
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What about Lisbon to Tunis and then a direct flight to Belgrade from there. Both flights are on Tunis Air.
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You can fly Wizz from Lisbon to Kyiv and AirSerbia from Kyiv to Belgrade, but I don't know what you consider expensive.
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OP's problem would be easier to understand if he needed to stay in Portugal until late night of the very last day of the validity of his Schengen visa for whatever reason.
But since OP himself mentions that he will be flexible to leave Portugal in mid-Febrúary "or possibly later" I cannot see any reason why he shouldn't take any flight to Serbia which connects anywhere in the EU or any Schengen country while his Schengen visa is still valid (or his stay hasn't yet exceeded the 90/180 limit).
Even if his visa ended on, for example, February 20th, he could still use that very day to depart from Lisbon, connect in Vienna or Rome and continue on to Belgrade.


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Old Feb 8th, 2020, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by jpie View Post
What about Lisbon to Tunis and then a direct flight to Belgrade from there. Both flights are on Tunis Air.
That's a good suggestion, but I can't find any direct flights to Tunis before May, and I'm probably leaving this month.
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Do transit passengers with checked through luggage who don't leave the transit zone of a European airport need a Schengen visa?
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That's a good suggestion, but I can't find any direct flights to Tunis before May, and I'm probably leaving this month.
It looks like you might be able to fly from Lisbon to Tunis with Air Algérie if you don't mind a change in Algiers
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Advisable to check if you need a transit visa for Algeria.
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