EU and Tonga sign the short-stay visa waiver Agreement

A short-stay visa waiver agreement between Tonga and the EU was signed this week allowing visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to Tonga.

Tongans travelling to the EU (Schengen area) will also not need visas.

The Agreement applies on a provisional basis as of 21 November 2015.

An EU statement said the agreement would encourage people-to-people contacts, boost tourism, and invigorate business.