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Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Indian, Chinese citizens

Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Indian, Chinese citizens

According to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia has announced that it will no longer require entry visas for Indian nationals visiting the country as of December 1.

Following Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Thailand, Malaysia is now the fourth nation to declare visa-free travel. According to the report, Malaysia’s economy depends on more visitors and their spending.

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Anwar last month declared that he would be enhancing visa procedures for travelers and investors in order to promote their entry, “particularly from China and India,” in the upcoming year.

The decision was made in an effort to strengthen the country’s tourism sector, which is primarily composed of Chinese and Indian travelers worldwide.

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Anwar stated during his People’s Justice Party’s annual congress in Putrajaya on Sunday that Indian nationals could enter Malaysia without a visa for a maximum of 30 days. He said there would be security screening on this.

Government figures show that between January and June of this year, Malaysia recorded 9.16 million tourist arrivals, of which 498,540 came from China and 283,885 from India. Prior to the pandemic, during the same period in 2019, there were 1.5 million arrivals from China and 354,486 from India.

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