EU-Solomon Islands inked agreement on the short-stay visa waiver
On the picture H.E. Moses Mosé Ambassador of Solomon Islands, Permanent Representative Peter Javorčík from Slovakia to the EU and Director for Migration and Mobility, Belinda Pyke.
By Henri Estramant.
Friday, 7 October 2016, Brussels: On behalf of the Solomon Islands, HE Ambassador Moses Kouni Mosé, signed an agreement for a short-stay visa waiver programme with the Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the EU, HE Ambassador Peter Javorčík (rotating presidency of the European Council) and the Director for Migration and Mobility, Belinda Pyke at the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs.
The visa waiver regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of the Solomon Islands, and reciprocally for Solomon Islanders when travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.
Solomon Islands thus joins the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, the Independent State of Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of Kiribati and Tuvalu for the visa-free travel to the EU.
The Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom are not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. Therefore the visa regime to these member states remains subject to their national legislation.
Photography by the EU.