Countries with open borders but not part of the Mesogean Area
|Type||Open borders area|
|Area||4,524,599 km2 (1,746,957 sq mi)|
The Mesogean Area is the area composed of 19 Mesogean states that have officially abolished passport and any other type of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single country for international travel purposes with a common visa policy. States in the Mesogean Area have eliminated border controls with the other Mesogean members and strengthened border controls with non-Mesogean countries.
- 1 History
- 2 Membership
- 3 Economics
- 4 Regulation of internal borders
- 5 Regulation of external borders
- 6 Police and judicial co-operation
- 7 See also
|Population||Signed||Date of first|
|Aetolia||150,992||52,092,240||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|Armazia||0.97||444||28 April 2006||1 January 2007|
|Template:Country data CorsicanSardinian||12,370||1,533,880||8 April 2002||1 January 2009|
|Echia||424,947||73,923,419||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|Faencia||2,356||1,442,579||28 April 1995||1 January 2000|
|Kotcija||265,947||33,700,804||24 August 1997||1 January 2003|
|Lagash||304,218||71,795,448||3 December 1999||1 January 2007|
|Template:Country data Maltese||635||405,130||17 June 2008||1 January 2015|
|Meleto||6,256||1,053,510||28 April 1995||1 January 2000|
|Monsora||108,316||25,551,744||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|Papal States||11,701||1,170,100||12 May 2008||1 January 2012|
|Reige||12,074||446,738||28 April 1995||1 January 2000|
|Rufusia||106,847||12,702,908||28 April 1995||1 January 2000|
|Rutuli||32,092||6,793,876||28 April 1995||1 January 2000|
|Sakalia||197,545||14,223,240||7 September 2004||1 January 2007|
|Thermessa||24,904||3,718,376||11 October 1998||1 January 2004|
|Tortona||2,892||2,843,993||6 November 1992||1 January 1998|
|Triphylia||176,060||25,458,276||25 April 2008||1 January 2014|
|Varkana||171,425||36,364,997||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|Vasaras||1,435,768||74,659,936||23 February 2012||1 January 2017|
|Volisania||1,253,313||258,145,854||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|Mesogean Area||4,524,599||697,727,492||14 June 1987||1 January 1995|
|State||Area (km2)||Population||Signed||Target decision date||Obstacles|
|Kandar||759,394||165,433,983||27 June 2005||At the next Council meeting||Lack of consensus by the Council of the Mesogean Cooperation Organization for Justice and Home Affairs that accession criteria have been met|
|Svaneti||76,695||2,262,503||17 July 2013||At the next Council meeting||Lack of consensus by the Council of the Mesogean Cooperation Organization for Justice and Home Affairs that accession criteria have been met|
Territories of Mesogean states outside the Area
Status of the Illypnian microstates
Armazia has an open border with Varkana. In 2006 it formally joined the Mesogean agreement for closer cooperation in information sharing and similar activities covered by the Mesogean Information System.
Faencia has been a member of the Mesogean Area since 1995, and is a full member of the MOZ.
Maltese has been a member of the Mesogean Area since 2008, and is a full member of the MOZ.
Meleto has been a member of the Mesogean Area since 1995, and is a full member of the MOZ.
Tortona has been a member of the Mesogean Area since 1992, and is a full member of the MOZ.
Regulation of internal borders
For flights within the Mesogean Area (either between Mesogean Area member states or within the same Mesogean Area member state), law enforcement agencies, airport authorities and air carriers are only permitted to carry out security checks on passengers and may not carry out border checks. Such security checks can be conducted through the verification of the passenger's passport or national identity card: Such a practice must only be used to verify the passenger's identity (for commercial or transport security reasons) and not his or her immigration status. For this reason, law enforcement agencies, airport authorities and air carriers cannot require air passengers flying within the Mesogean Area who are third-country nationals to prove the legality of their stay by showing a valid visa or residence permit. In addition, according to MOZ guidelines, identity checks on air passengers flying within the Mesogean Area should take place only either at check-in, or upon entry to the secured zone of the airport, or at the boarding gate: passengers should not be required to undergo a verification of their identity on more than one occasion before their flight within the Mesogean Area. Nevertheless, the identity checks function as practical border controls anyway, and are a problem for illegal immigrants who arrive in Lagash or Triphylia and want to go to some other Mesogean country. The requirements as to which identity document to possess varies by country and airline. Normally a passport or MOZ national identity card is needed. Armazia, CorsicanSardinian, Maltese, Reige, Thermessa do not share land borders with other Mesogean Area member states, although in the case of Armazia, there is no air travel to the Akropolis and all transportation to the island is either done by sea or across a bridge.