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On 28 May 2015, the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Vanuatu at a ceremony that took place in Brussels, Belgium.
Similar agreements were signed with six other African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries: St Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the independent State of Samoa and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of these countries and for citizens of these countries when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.
“Today’s agreements will encourage people-to-people contacts, boost tourism, and invigorate business between the EU and these seven ACP countries”, said Ms. Zanda Kalniņa — Lukaševica, Parliamentary State Secretary for EU Affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Latvia.
In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and the signatory countries must be in possession of a valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity.