Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Chinese, Indian citizens
MALAYSIA will scrap entry visa requirements for citizens of China and India visiting the nation beginning Dec 1, according to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Chinese and Indian nationals may stay for up to 30 days visa-free, Anwar said in a speech at his People’s Justice Party’s annual congress in Putrajaya on Sunday (Nov 26). This would be subject to security screening, he added.
Malaysia is counting on extra tourist arrivals – and their spending – to support economic growth. Anwar last month announced plans to improve visa facilities next year to encourage the entry of tourists and investors, “especially from India and China”.
China on Friday said that it would allow citizens of six countries including Malaysia to enter the country without a visa. The move takes effect from Dec 1 and will last until Nov 30 of next year, and will allow leisure, business and family travellers from those nations to stay in China for up to 15 days visa-free.
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