Croatia and Fiji have signed a reciprocal agreement on the ending of visas for citizens travelling to either country. Croatians travelling to Fiji, and vice versa, will for now be able to travel for up to three-months without a visa. The visa free agreement was signed this week between the Governments of Fiji and Croatia.
In a signing ceremony hosted at the High Commission of Fiji in Canberra, Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Luke Daunivalu signed the agreement on behalf of the Fijian Government together with Croatia’s Ambassador to Australia, Her Excellency Betty Bernardica Pavelich Sirois.
The agreement allows Fijians and Croatian nationals to travel, transit through or stay in both Fiji and Croatia territories without a visa for up to three (3) months. With formal diplomatic relations having been established between the two countries in 1997, the visa waiver agreement introduces a much-needed mechanism to strengthen relations between Fiji and Croatia.
The reciprocal visa arrangement will, amongst other things, benefit Fiji in the areas of socioeconomic development, investment, tourism and educational partnerships. High Commissioner Daunivalu stated that “the signing is in line with the Fijian Government’s National Development Plan to enhance international trade and foreign relations.”
Both Ambassadors agreed that the signing is an important step towards exploring and strengthening of cooperation in economic, cultural exchanges and sports such as soccer and rugby, as well as tourism.