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Chinese and Indian tourists will be able to enter Malaysia visa-free for a maximum of 15 days from January 1, the Malaysian government announced on Thursday.
Chinese and Indian tourists must be registered in the electronic system of the Immigration Bureau, and they must have a round-trip ticket to their home country or to a third country and sufficient funds. In addition to covering all Malaysian airports, the policy also applies to seven land-entry ports including New Johor Bahru Railway Station.
Before this policy, Chinese mainland tourists needed to apply for an eVisa, which is valid for 3 months, and allows a maximum of 30 days for each visit in Malaysia. Tourists from Hong Kong and Macao, China, need to register for eNTRI, which is valid for three months with a maximum stay of 15 days for each visit without extension, and each application can only be used once.
The government’s move is one of the measures to implement the 2020 Malaysia International Cultural Tourism Year to attract more tourists.
(Compiled by Chai Ruxin)