Peruvians will be able to travel to Europe without a Schengen visa, if a European Union parliamentary commission’s motion is approved.
The commission approved a motion to exempt the visa requirement for Peruvians and Colombians in a vote of 51 in favor, two against and two absentees, daily Peru.21 reported.
The exemption of a visa would be for individuals from the two South American nations that visit one of the 26 European nations for a maximum time of 90 days.
The motion has been pushed forward by Spain.
The exemption of visas for Peruvians and Colombians requires further approval in the European Union’s parliament and ratified by the member countries.
The motion comes at a time when the tide of migration has changed. Peruvians, who two decades ago began to seek legal and illegal entry into Spain and other parts of Europe in search of jobs, are now coming home to seek jobs and investment opportunities in Peru’s strong economy. Also joining the flow to Peru are Spanish investors and individuals looking for new opportunities.