Toby Vogel, European Voice
The European Commission has called on the member states of the Schengen area to issue transit visas to passengers stranded at European airports because of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland.
Travellers who had no intention of entering the Schengen area, but are forced to do so because of the cancellation of thousands of flights in Europe should receive transit visas without the usual fee, the Commission recommended yesterday. It also said that visa-holders whose visas have expired during the current transport emergency should not be required to have them extended.
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