I was born in Sydney, Australia on a spring day of November 1985. I didn't need a passport to leave my country of birth in 1987 and 1990. My name was added to my Mother's Passport as a 2 year old so I could visit her brothers and sisters in a country I would grow up to fucking hate (New Zealand).
When I was 25, I applied at Castle Hill Post Office for my First ever British Passport. Its been a blessing in disguise as I have used it as a weapon, as a secret entrance, as a loop hole and as a way to get out of spending too much money to enter a country or staying LONGER in a country.
It made me realise that WOW nobody in Europe cares where we go in the world but those disgusting white imperialist scumbags who work for Australian Border Force and New Zealand Customs are off their tits on paranoia. They deserve to be sent to a Damascus jail!
As I travelled around Europe in June 2011 I realised that no stamp was needed to enter Schengen or leave it. For laughs I got a stamp in Luxembourg from the tourist office, a stamp from the tourist office in Monaco and I paid 5 Euros to be stamped in San Marino.
The European Union is made up of 28 nations (until the end of March 2019)
The EEA is made up of 4 nations (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland)
Micro-states of Europe (Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City and Liechtenstein) have an open border policy with their larger neighbour.
If you are a citizen of the EU/EEA/ Switzerland. You won't get stamped upon entering Schengen or entering the UK common travel zone(UK AND IRELAND).
If you visit Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia YOU WON'T GET STAMPED. These four nations are outside of Schengen zone.
f you are from outside of the EU/EEA. You will need to be stamped every time you enter and leave Schengen . Remember you only get 90 days within an 180 day period to see much of Schengen as possible.
But then again there are still other countries in Europe, but they are not part of the EU/EEA.
They were once part of the Soviet bloc or Yugoslavia and have never ever been of the EU.
As I have visited (almost) every country outside of the EU I think its time I tell you, what to expect when you have an EU passport and you cross outside of Schengen.
Andorra is not part of the EU and they are not part of Schengen . If you consider a trip to the tax haven, don't try to smuggle smokes out to France or Spain.
Andorra doesn't have its own passport stamp, there may have been some tourist stamp given in a post office back in the 90s. But I never got that on my visit in 2011.
If you are a NON EU citizen. make sure you get an entry or exit stamp upon leaving or reentering France or Spain. Your time spent in Andorra DOESN'T COUNT towards the 90 days of Schengen
All people entering Belarus will be stamped upon entering and leaving. A Belarus Tourist visa will take up a whole page in your passport, but the guards will be so nice, they won't waste another page in your passport
All people entering Russia will be Stamped. That's if they are entering with a visa, on visa free or they are taking a 3 day cruise to St. Petersberg on a guided tour.
I was stamped upon entry at Vladivostok Airport and even double stamped leaving Russia on the border with Estonia and Latvia
Bosnia and Herezgovina
If you are an EU citizen you will not receive an entry stamp. I entered Bosnia from Croatia in June 2018 and my British passport wasn't stamped at the border booth! Non EU citizens shall be stamped upon entry into Bosnia.
I crossed from Bosnia to Montengreo in June 2018. The bus drove across a bridge that connected the two countries.
My passport was stamped upon entry. All people entering Montenegro will be stamped.
There was no Exit Stamp upon leaving Montenegro
I crossed from Montenegro to Kosovo in June 2018.
My passport was stamped entering Kosovo, but uppon leaving there were no EXIT checks on the land border with Albania.
Everyone will be stamped on entry to Kosovo
I crossed from Croatia (EU/NON SCHENGEN) to Serbia in August 2015.
I was stamped upon entering Serbia.
When I left Serbia there were exit checks, but no stamp was given
Everyone will be stamped on entry into Serbia
I crossed from Kosovo to Albania in June 2018
No Stamp was given upon entry at the border.
There was exit checks on the border with Greece.
NON EU citizens may get stamped on entry into Albania
I crossed from Serbia to Macedonia in August 2015 (NO STAMP)
I flew into Skopje Airport from London in June 2016 (No Stamp)
I crossed from Greece (EU) into Macedonia in June 2018 (No Stamp)
I belive that only NON EU citizens will be stamped
My Northern Irish friend (Jonny Blair) took a train from Krakow to Lviv in December 2015. He was stamped on entry into Ukraine.
Everyone will be stamped in Ukraine
My Northern Irish friend (Jonny Blair) took a train to Moldova in October 2014. He was stamped into Moldova
Everyone will be stamped in Moldova
So know that you know how these NON EU Countries stamp your passport. I would recommend that if you are a NON EU citizen that you do get stamped in all of these NON EU countries to prove to Schengen Border Guards that you haven't OVERSTAYED your 90 days.
If you are really desperate to fill up your passport, I do recommend trips to the Caucasus, South East Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Central America and South America. You will be stamped upon entry and EXIT!