The Grenada parliament has approved legislation providing for citizens of the Schengen Area to enjoy visa free travel to Grenada.
Former foreign affairs minister Nicholas Steele, who piloted the bill, said that Grenada is merely engaged in reciprocity since such a law has been approved by the European Parliament.
“A visitor of the Schengen area will now be able to enter Grenada without a visa and legally remain in the island for 90 days in any period of 180 days,” Steele told legislators.
According to the legislation “where a citizen of a Schengen Area member state desires to remain as a visitor in Grenada for a period exceeding 90 days, an Immigration Officer may, if so requested by or on behalf of that visitor, grant him or her permission to remain in Grenada for such an extended period as may be deemed fit in the discretion of the Chief Immigration Officer.”
The Schengen Area members include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.