Good News from China!
Visa free travel for “Germany, France, Italy, Netherland, Spain and Malaysia”
China is introducing a one-year trial of visa-free travel for citizens from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia, as announced by the foreign ministry. From December 2023 to November 30, 2024, individuals holding ordinary passports from these nations can engage in business or travel to China for up to 15 days without requiring a visa. The purpose of this initiative, according to spokeswoman Mao Ning, is to facilitate the promotion of China’s high-quality development and opening up.
Traditionally, most travelers needed a visa to enter China, with exceptions for citizens of Singapore and Brunei. China had imposed strict travel restrictions in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of three years, China implemented some of the world’s strictest COVID-19 measures, including travel restrictions, numerous lockdowns, and frequent testing requirements.