Visas no longer required for short stays in New CaledoniaPosted: September 17, 2016
France’s Ambassador and Vanuatu’s Prime Minister have both welcomed visa-free entry to New Caledonia by nationals of Vanuatu. This applies to those staying no longer than three months. The matter was quite quickly arranged by PM Salwai after the Pacific Forum Leaders’ Meeting in Pohnpei. The short-term visa is welcomed by families split for various reasons.
Prime Minister Salwai is presently encouraging Ni-Vanuatu engaged in business in the provinces to continue to work hard. This was during his keynote addresses delivered to mark the Penama province’s holiday yesterday, but also marking the efforts of a volunteer with particular talents who has installed a clinic in the Lombaha area. The volunteer has also helped supply cement coursing to enable passengers to pass though a creek. He has been significantly assisted by villagers in the area.