National Congress approves agreement between DR and Morocco to exempt tourism and business visas

The Chamber of Deputies approved a resolution on the agreement signed between the Dominican Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco in order to exempt tourism and business visas for nationals of both countries.

The initiative was approved in the Senate on November 18 and deposited by the Executive Power on November 4, 2020.

The full dThe lower house accepted the favorable report rendered on April 13, by the Permanent Commission on Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, which had expired last April 9.

Said commission, chaired by Deputy Julio Brito Peña, He stressed that through the agreement, the nationals of the Dominican Republic and the Kingdom of Morocco will be exempt from visas to enter, leave, transit and remain in the territory of both nations, for a period of up to 60 renewable days for the same period of time.

In that way it will not exceed 120 days in each 12-month period, from the first entry.

The visa exemption does not apply to nationals of both countries who wish to carry out paid or salaried activities, carry out technical assistance activities, missionary or religious in nature.

Among the considerations expressed by the commissioners is that the agreement does not limit the right of the authorities of both countries to deny entry or cancel the stay in each territory to persons prevented from entering, because they are in one of the conditions of non-admission or expulsion.

In addition, it does not limit the right of people who do not comply with the conditions established by the internal legal provisions of the country, for entry or stay in each territory.

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