UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / SWITZERLAND – Short-Stay Visa Waiver Agreement Signed

On 31 October 2017, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement (a “Memorandum of Understanding”) on the short-stay visa waiver for holders of ordinary passports.

As nationals of each country could already travel visa-free to the other, there are likely to be few if any noticeable changes as a result of the agreement.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES / SWITZERLAND – Short-Stay Visa Waiver Agreement Signed

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UKRAINE – European Council Adopts Schengen Visa Waiver for Ukrainian Nationals

On 11 May 2017, the European Council adopted a proposal on visa liberalisation for Ukrainian nationals, allowing Ukrainians to travel to the Schengen Area without obtaining visas.

Under the visa exemption, Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will have the right to enter the EU visa-free for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes, but not to work or study.

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UKRAINE – European Council Adopts Schengen Visa Waiver for Ukrainian Nationals

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GEORGIA – European Parliament Approves Schengen Visa Waiver for Georgian Nationals

On 2 February 2017, the European Parliament voted to approve visa liberalisation for Georgia, allowing Georgians to travel to the European Union’s Schengen Area without obtaining visas.

Under the visa exemption, Georgians who hold a biometric passport will have the right to enter the EU visa-free for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes, but not to work.

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