News for travelers and business people alike, as it is expected that Vanuatu and New Caledonia will soon reach a visa waiver agreement. This long-awaited agreement is a result of discussions between the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Ishmael Kalsakau, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, with a delegation from New Caledonia, led by President Louis Mapou.
The main focus of these discussions was on the issue of free-visa access into New Caledonia. The French Ambassador to Vanuatu had initially mentioned France’s intention to grant free visa travel from Vanuatu into New Caledonia, and Prime Minister Kalsakau raised this topic during the meeting.
The visa waiver agreement is eagerly anticipated, as Vanuatu and New Caledonia share close economic and cultural ties. Many citizens of Vanuatu travel to New Caledonia for work and other purposes, and the visa waiver agreement would facilitate easier travel between the two nations, promoting business, tourism, and cultural exchange.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Kalsakau also confirmed that the nation’s journey towards visa-free travel to Australia will not take long, which is another positive development for the country.
It is expected that an official announcement regarding the visa waiver into New Caledonia will be made by the Minister of Internal Affairs of France during his visit to Vanuatu next month. This announcement will be highly anticipated by many, as it will provide clarity and certainty to those who travel between the two nations.
the visa waiver agreement between Vanuatu and New Caledonia is a significant step towards strengthening the already close economic and cultural ties between these two Pacific island nations. It is hoped that this agreement will pave the way for further collaboration and cooperation between them, benefiting both countries and their people.