x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

EU approves agreement on amendment of law to exempt UAE citizens from Schengen Visa

The Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament today ratified the agreement on amending the regulations to exempt citizens of the UAE and some other countries from having to obtain a 'Schengen visa'.

BRUSSELS // The Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament today ratified the agreement between the Parliament and the Greek Presidency of the European Union on amending the regulations to exempt citizens of the UAE, Colombia, Peru and 15 other Caribbean and Pacific Ocean countries from having to obtain a visa to enter the unified visa zone of ‘Schengen’.

A statement from the European Parliament said: “This exemption should be reciprocated on the basis of agreements signed between the EU and each of these countries.

“It will start when the bilateral agreement comes into force.”

Earlier, the European Parliament had proposed an exemption of UAE citizens from the requirement of obtaining an entry visa.

It was approved by the Commission and the Cabinet.

* Wam