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Schengen visa waiver agreement flourishes in Peru

Tuesday October 04, 2016

The European Union Ambassador to Peru has declared that the Schengen visa waiver agreement is flourishing in Peru.

The agreement was formalized in mid-March, when Peruvians were able to travel to more countries with their biometric passports.

After examining the results in the recent months, the Ambassador, Irene Horejs, asserted that there were no issues for the Peruvians traveling to the specified European countries in the agreement.

Though there were a few hiccups at the borders (more…)

Peru and EU Sign Visa Deal

Tuesday March 15, 2016

On March 14th, Peru´s President Ollanta Humala traveled to Brussels to sign an agreement with the European Union. The agreement details that Peruvians will be able to travel visa-free for up to 90 days in the Schengen region of Europe.

Europe´s representatives will be Federica Mogherini, Bert Koenders, and Dimitris Avramopoulos, of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Netherlands, and Ministry of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, respectively.

The visa deal will allow Peruvians to travel to Europe with a free visa starting on March 15th. (more…)

Peru Waives Visa Requirement for Europeans

Wednesday November 11, 2015

While many European tourists have temporarily been enjoying the privilege of traveling to Peru without a visa, a large chunk of other citizens from the region haven’t. Peru recently announced, however, that it will extend the visa waiver to more European citizens coming to the country temporarily.

This decree, issued by the Foreign Ministry of Peru, extends the temporary exemption from the visa requirement to citizens of countries who are members of the European Union in the Schengen Area (more…)

Easier access to Europe for Peruvians?

Friday September 05, 2014

Will Peruvians get easier access to the European Schengen countries? Peru is waiting for approval from the European nations. Before a definite answer is given the European Union is looking at a report that addresses issues such as immigration, economic benefits of tourism and trade, as well as the diplomatic relations between Peru and the EU.

If the current visa regulations are let go, Peruvians will be able to visit the 26 Schengen countries with the sole requirement of having a passport. Once within the Schengen area Peruvians would be free to move within those countries. (more…)

Peru to possibly substitute for Russian boycot products

Friday August 29, 2014

Due to conflicts the Russian government decided not to import meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from various countries including the European Union, the United States and Australia. For Peru this is a great chance. Head of the Foreign Trade Center of Lima’s Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Garcia, is eager to introduce non-traditional products to the powerful Russia.

Garcia estimates the total value of Peruvian products with potential demand in Russia at $458 million. Most interesting products are grapes, avocados, mandarins, oranges, peaches and blueberries. Hake and giant squid are also popular. (more…)

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