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In the migration context , obligation of carriers to return third-country nationals who are not in possession of the necessary travel documents to enter the EU Member State/Schengen state of arrival.



  • BG: Отговорност на превозвачите
  • CS: odpovědnost dopravce
  • DE: Haftung von Beförderungsunternehmen
  • EL: ευθύνης του µεταφορέα 
  • EN: carriers' liability
  • ES: responsabilidad de los transportistas
  • ET: veoettevõtjate vastutus
  • FI: liikenteenharjoittajien velvollisuudet
  • FR: responsabilité des transporteurs
  • GA: Dliteanas iompróirí
  • HU: fuvarozók felelőssége
  • IT: obbligo del vettore
  • LT: vežėjo atsakomybė
  • LV: pārvadātāja pienākums
  • MT: Obbligu(-i) tal-operaturi tat-trasport
  • NL: vervoerdersaansprakelijkheid
  • PT: responsabilidade dos transportadores
  • SK: zodpovednosť dopravcov a prepravcov
  • SL: odgovornost prevoznika
  • SV: transportörsansvar
  • NO: transportørs ansvar

Related Term(s)

  • carriers' sanction


1. Carriers which are unable to effect the return of a third-country national whose entry is refused are liable to find means of onward transportation immediately and to bear the cost thereof, or, if immediate onward transportation is not possible, they are liable for the costs of the stay and return of the third-country nationals towards a non-Schengen state.
2. IE, although not part of the Schengen area, has expressed its wish to participate in certain aspects of the Schengen acquis, through Council Decision 2002/192/EC to participate in certain aspects of the Schengen acquis, including Art. 26 of the Schengen Convention.