Tuesday, January 18, 2011

EU-Georgia Visa Facilitation Agreement

Finally the Council of the EU concluded the agreement on Visa facilitation with Georgia. The agreement goes together with the Readmission Agreements, which set out certain responsibilities to the EU Member States and third countries to mutually deal with the illegal residents within the EU territories.

The process was long and citizens of Georgia were probably impatient about the final agreement. Even though the category of citizens who are applicable for the Visa Facilitation, could anyways travel easily within the Schengen area, though lifting additional procedures and setting cheaper fees will be a good incentive for travelers to easily pack and go.

Both agreements will come into force in March 2011. But I'm still looking forward to the news...