China is making it easier for people from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia to visit by allowing a temporary visa exemption.
From December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024, citizens of these countries can travel to China for business, tourism, or family visits without needing a visa for up to 15 days, as stated by a spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday.
This month, China added Norway to the list of 54 countries whose citizens can enjoy visa-free transit. Back in July, China also reintroduced 15-day visa-free entry for those from Singapore and Brunei.
The move aims to boost tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic and comes as a positive step for China’s economy, which faced challenges due to strict COVID-19 regulations during the past three years.