28 Sep 2016

Vanuatu push for visa free access to NZ/Aust

5:00 pm on 28 September 2016

The Vanuatu opposition is calling on Australia and New Zealand to offer Vanuatu passport holders visa free access.

This follows New Caledonia and French Polynesia granting visa free entry, while most of the Pacific, including Vanuatu, has also been given the same access to the European Union.

In a statement, the opposition expressed its gratitude to France and called on New Zealand and Australia to follow suit.

It said if Australia and New Zealand wanted closer economic relations, then they needed to open their borders to grant visa exemptions to Vanuatu citizens.