President Humala signed the agreement to eliminate the Schengen visa

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“Starting tomorrow March 15 Peruvians can travel visa free to the 26 countries of the European Union to stay up to 90 days,” said Foreign Minister Ana María Sánchez de Ríos, according to _Peru21_.

She announced this moments after President Ollanta Humala signed the agreement with the European Union to eliminate the Schengen visa for Peruvians.

Their signatures on this agreement now makes it possible for Peruvians to travel visa free to the region for short stays, starting tomorrow.

President Humala to sign Schengen visa exemption agreement today

At a special ceremony in Belgium, the Peruvian President sealed the deal today along side European Union officials, after years of anticipation and planning.

“Today, an important step is taken, which doesn’t refer only to trade, but for friendship that allows the facilitation for nationals and Europeans to travel and to exchange experiences,” said President Ollanta Humala, according to _Peru21_.

Peruvians can travel to these Schengen region countries visa free: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Greece, and four non-community regions countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The Foreign Ministry said the agreement also includes Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia and Romania

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