by Linda Straker
The House of Representatives has approved the law that will provide citizens of the Schengen Area in Europe to enjoy visa-free travel to Grenada.
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Nickolas Steele presented the Bill to the Parliament, and explained that such a law is already approved in the European Parliament, and what Grenada is doing engaging is reciprocal.
“A visitor of the Schengen area will now be able to enter Grenada without a visa and legally remain on the island for 90 days in any period of 180 days,” Steele told the House.
According to the legislation, “Where a citizen of a Schengen Area Member State desires to remain as a visitor in Grenada for a period exceeding 90 days, an immigration officer may, if so requested by or on behalf of that visitor, grant him or her permission to remain in Grenada for such an extended period as may be deemed fit in the discretion of the Chief Immigration Officer.”
Since May 2015, the European Union signed the visa waiver agreement, allowing citizens of Grenada to visit the Schengen area countries for a short stay of up to 90 days without requiring a visa when visiting or travelling for business.
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Entry requirements still apply.