The Lima Declaration (April 28, 2011) established as general purpose of the Pacific Alliance, to progressively move towards “the free mobility of goods, services, capital and people”. It also established that at first it would prioritize “the movement of business people and the facilitation of migratory transit, including immigration and consular police cooperation”.
This, with the aim of facilitating the migratory transit and free movement of people from an integral perspective that not only contemplates the movement of business people, but also includes unpaid activities among the countries that make up the Pacific Alliance.
In November 2012, Mexico announced the abolition of visas for nationals of Colombia and Peru, since Chilean nationals did not require visas to enter Mexico. The facility granted by Mexico is extremely broad and includes any unpaid activity.
In May 2013, Peru announced the abolition of visas for business people from Chile, Colombia and Mexico up to 183 days provided they carry out an unpaid activity in the country. With these decisions, the member countries of the Pacific Alliance adopted a mobility for people who enter their territories for up to six months, as long as the activities they perform are of an unpaid type, such as tourist travel, transit or business.