Mr. Kevin Issac and Mr. Ahmet Cevikoz at Signing
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 20, 2012 (CUOPM)
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Turkey signed Thursday a mutual visa waiver agreement which will allow nationals of both countries with valid passports to enter the territory of the other without visa requirement for a stay of up to 90 days.
“This is part of our government’s on-going initiative to increase the number of countries to which our citizens have visa-free access, to foster greater opportunities, people-to-people and commercial contacts,” said St. Kitts and Nevis’ High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Kevin Isaac.
In 2008, the Federation signed a short-term visa waiver agreement which allows persons with a valid St Kitts and Nevis passport to travel to any Schengen country without needing a visa and holders of valid passports from the EU to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis without a visa.
The Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.