4 Jul 2016

EU and Tuvalu sign visa-free waiver

4:05 pm on 4 July 2016

Tuvaluans visiting European Union countries won't need visas for short stays under a new agreement signed in Brussels.

The agreement provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to Tuvalu and for citizens of Tuvalu when travelling to EU member countries, for a period of 90 days in any 180-day period.

The two parties say the agreement will encourage people-to-people contact, boost tourism, and invigorate business between the EU and Tuvalu.

The visa-free travel applies to everyone except those carrying out a paid activity.