China has announced a new 1-year pilot program allowing passport holders from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia to visit without needing a visa for stays of up to 15 days. The move aims to make it easier for short-term business and tourist travel to China.
The visa-free access applies to ordinary passport holders from the six European countries as well as Malaysians visiting China for business, tourism, family visits, or transit purposes.
At present, most foreign nationals need to obtain visas before entering China, with only a small number of countries like Singapore and Brunei whose citizens can access visa-free entry under certain conditions. Additionally, you can also read about- Sri Lanka Offers Free Tourist Visas to 7 Countries to Boost Tourism Economy
According to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning, the new trial program running from December 2022 to November 2024 will help “promote China’s high-quality development and opening up” by facilitating more seamless travel.
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