Among the 27 nations that make up the European European Union (EU), 20 use the euro as their official currency, in a region known as the Eurozone. While most countries joining the EU are required to adopt the euro as part of their membership, seven member states have yet to adopt the currency. Here is the list of EU member countries outside the euro zone:
EU countries that do not use the euro
Boasting glacial lakes, spectacular mountain ranges, a littoral along the Black Sea and fascinating historical monuments, Bulgaria is becoming an attractive holiday destination in Europe.
Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN) (1 BGN = Rs 44.78)
Visa fees: 7,600 Rs
Located in central Europe, the Czech Republic has the continent’s highest concentration of castles, some dating back to the 1300s, making it a paradise for architecture and history buffs. Additionally, Prague, the Czech capital, is home to the largest castle complex in the world. THE country is also famous for its beer brewing tradition, which began as early as 993 AD.
Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK) (1 CZK = 3.60 INR)
Visa fees: 7,000 Rs for adults and 3,500 Rs for children between 6 and 12 years old
Denmark may be the smallest of Northern Europe’s Scandinavian countries, but it’s rich in gastronomy foodculture, design and well-being.
Currency: Danish Krone (DKK) (1 DKK = 11.73 INR)
Visa fees: 1,360 Rs
Despite its modest size, the country has a number of UNESCO Biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton) and the largest natural meadow in Europe (Hortobágy). The Hungarian capital, Budapest, is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF) (1 HUF = 0.23 INR)
Visa fees: 7,230 Rs for adults and 3,620 Rs for children between 6 and 12 years old
Located in the heart of Europe, Poland is a history buff’s paradise, with many medieval castles and museums steeped in World War II. historysuch as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN) (1 PLN = 19.05 INR)
Visa fees: 7,054 Rs for adults and 3,527 Rs for children between 6 and 12 years old
Romania, the largest of the Balkan countries, presents charming villages, spectacular castles and some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in Europe. A birdwatcher’s paradise, the Danube Delta is one of the best preserved on the continent, while the spectacular Scărișoara is Europe’s second largest underground glacier.
Currency: Romanian Leu (RON) (1 RON = 17.60 INR)
Visa Policy for Indian Citizens: Indian citizens require a short-term tourist visa to enter Romania. They can apply online or through the Romanian Embassy in India. The application approval process may take up to 30 days.
Visa fees: 6,996 rupees
This Scandinavian beauty has one of the strongest and most stable economies in Europe. Sweden is also the country Perfect country to admire one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the Northern Lights, or stay up all night under the midnight sun.
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK) (1 SEK = 7.52 INR)
Visa fees: 7,200 Rs for adults and 3,600 Rs for children between 6 and 12 years old