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China to renew 15-day visa-free entry for residents of Singapore, Brunei

Beijing [China], July 23 (ANI): The residents of Singaporeans and Bruneians will as soon as once more be capable to enter China with out a visa for a interval of 15 days from Wednesday (July 26), greater than three years after the association was placed on maintain because of the COVID-19 outbreak, reported Channel NewsAsia (CNA).

Singaporean and Bruneian nationals with common passports will be capable to enter China with out a visa for transit, enterprise, sightseeing, and visits to family and friends, the embassies introduced in bulletins posted to their web sites on Sunday, as per CNA.

Channel NewsAsia, is a Singapore multinational news channel owned by the nation’s nationwide public broadcaster Mediacorp.

The embassy in Singapore additionally stated that it was”confident that more measures to facilitate people-to-people exchange between China and Singapore will be unveiled in the future.”The reinstatement was welcomed by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in keeping with CNA.

“This will facilitate people and business flows between our countries and pave the way for deeper bilateral cooperation, especially following the upgrade in Singapore-China relations to an All-Round High-Quality Future-Oriented Partnership earlier this year during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Beijing,” stated MFA in a Facebook put up on Sunday.

Many of China’s zero-COVID insurance policies had been dropped in December of final yr, however the nation did not resume issuing vacationer visas till March.

Singapore Deputy Peime Minister Lawrence Wong expressed optimism that China would reinstate the visa-free coverage for Singaporeans on his first official go to to China in May, CNA reported.

The coverage was reinstated greater than three years after it had been placed on maintain by the Chinese authorities firstly of the pandemic.

The modification will strengthen Singapore’s place as possessing the strongest passport on the earth, which it now holds above Japan with 192 visa-free nations, in keeping with the latest Henley Passport Index.(ANI)