Schengen Visa Waiver Agreement to be signed in May

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:06 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, May 20, 2015 – GIS: Grenadians will soon able to travel to the countries of the European Union in the Schengen area, without requiring a visa.

This follows the European Council’s decision to sign the Short Stay Visa Waiver Agreement between Grenada and the European Union.

The Agreement is expected to be signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Clarice Modeste-Curwen in Brussels on Thursday, May 28, 2015 and will allow Grenadians to visit the countries of the European Union for up to 90 days within any 180 day period without a visa. Similarly, citizens of the European Union will be able to visit Grenada for the same period without a visa.

The countries of the European Union in the Schengen area to which the agreement applies are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,Finland, France, Germany, Greece Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

The agreement will cover all categories of persons travelling for purposes of tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, and business. This includes journalists, sportspersons and intra-corporate trainees. However, it does not include persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity for which a visa would be required.

The agreement does not cover the overseas territories of France and the Netherlands in the Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, St. Barthelemy, Aruba, Curacao St. Martin) and Grenadians will therefore still require a visa to travel to these countries.





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