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Peru and the European Union sign elimination of Schengen visa

Hillary Ojeda

Peru and Colombia both signed the agreement for exemption of visas for short stay travel in the Schengen region.

Peru and the European Union sign elimination of Schengen visa

Today Peru and Colombia signed for the elimination of visas.(Photo: El Comercio)

It’s been a few years since Peruvians have been waiting for this huge moment: the elimination of the Schengen visa.

In Brussels, Belgium the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala signed the agreement with the European Union to eliminate the Schengen visa, according to El Comercio.

Today, Colombia and Peru both signed the agreement for exemption of visas for short stay travel of 90 days to the European Union. This means that all that stands in the way of Peruvians for travel to the Schengen region is the issuing of the biometric passport.

“It is a further demonstration of how relations between Europe and Colombia and Peru have been developing and progressing,” said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

“It’s an important event that makes us objectively see how Peru and Colombia are advancing, getting highlighted in the international context,” said President Humala.

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