Are there any internal borders between the Schengen Area member states?

F.A.Q. answer:
No, there are no government border checks when travelling between Schengen Area member states. Since the implementation of the Schengen rules, all īnternal border posts have been closed and most of them have been entirely removed. It is possible to drive between Schengen states without noticing that you have crossed an international border. There are still checks when entering the area for the first time, and it is worth noting that airline staff may still wish to see a visa or residency card when travelling - so you should always make sure you carry your documentation while travelling.