25 Nov 2015

Tonga signs visa-free travel agreement with EU

9:28 am on 25 November 2015

Tonga has signed an agreement for visa-free travel with the European Union.

Tongan passport holders will now no longer require a visa for entry into EU-member countries, except for the United Kingdom or Ireland.

EU passport holders will also get visa-free entry into Tonga.

In a statement, the EU says the agreement will encourage people-to-people contacts, boost tourism, and invigorate business between Europe and Tonga.