Visa free travel for UAE citizens to Pacific island Vanuatu

An agreement was signed between both nations at the ongoing UN General Assembly

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UAE nationals and citizens of the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu no longer require to secure visas ahead of a visit.

The UAE and the Republic of Vanuatu signed an agreement that exempts UAE nationals carrying diplomatic, private, VIP and regular passports and nationals of Vanuatu carrying diplomatic and private passports from obtaining pre-entry visas while travelling to both countries, according to Wam, the state news agency.

Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, the UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment signed the agreement with Bruno Leingkone, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The island chain east of Australia was in the news a day ago when an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the fourth largest island of Erromago.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, according to Australian media.