"Thank you for your question concerning the visa requirement for the nationals of Mauritius to the EU Member States. Please, find below the necessary information.
Council Regulation (EC) 1932/2006 amended Council Regulation (EC) 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders of the European Union (negative list), and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (positive list) by - inter alia - transferring six third countries from the negative to the positive list. These are Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Seychelles. The Regulation also points out that the exemptions from the visa requirement for nationals of these countries should not come into force before a bilateral visa waiver agreement between the European Community and the countries in question has been concluded and entered into force. This Regulation was adopted on 21 December 2006 and entered into force in January 2007.
The formal negotiations on the visa waiver agreements were completed on 16 October 2008. The agreements are foreseen to be initialled in November 2008 which will be followed by the ratification procedures on both sides. The visa waiver agreement can enter into force only after the ratification procedures have been completed. (The exact date cannot be predicted in this stage, but spring 2009 is realistic. However, the Commission intends to propose to the Parties the provisional application of the agreements as from their signature, that may take place in the beginning of 2009.)
Thus, for the time being, the nationals of these six countries, including Mauritius, are still under the visa requirement. The enclosed article contains incomplete information and also lists only a few Member States as being part of the Schengen Area."
MmeTortue wrote:Da bin ich ja mal gespannt was sich die Franzosen einfallen lassen um das zu torpedieren.
Marco Polo wrote:MmeTortue wrote:Da bin ich ja mal gespannt was sich die Franzosen einfallen lassen um das zu torpedieren.
Hallo Mme. Tortue,
warum sollten sie das denn tun? Haben sie Angst vor illegalen Einwanderern?
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