Details of Treaty No.031
|Title||European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees|
|Opening of the treaty||Strasbourg, 20/04/1959 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States party either to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28/7/1951 or to the Agreement of 15/10/1946|
|Entry into Force||04/09/1960 - 3 Ratifications.|
The Agreement aims to facilitate travel for refugees residing in territory of Parties. To this end, it provides that refugees may enter without visas on the territory of all Parties for a maximum of 3 months, but does not apply to persons in paid employment. It sets out also that the refugees shall be re-admitted at any time to the territory of the Party by whose authorities a travel document was issued, at the simple request of the other Party.
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