China now enjoys comprehensive mutual visa exemption with 23 countries after reaching an agreement on mutual visa exemption with Thailand on Jan 28.
China and Thailand signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports and passports for public affairs on Jan 28.
China and Singapore on Jan 25 signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption in Beijing, which allows the holders of ordinary passports stays of up to 30 days.
Starting from Jan 11, 2024, passengers boarding international or regional flights from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and transiting directly to a third country or region, and who stay not more than 24 hours at the airport will be eligible for exemption from border inspection procedures.
Thailand will permanently waive visa requirements for Chinese tourists starting on March 1.
China will grant unilateral visa-free entry for up to 15 days to travelers holding ordinary passports of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry announced on Nov 24.
China's 72-hour and 144-hour visa-free transit policies have been extended to visitors from 54 countries, with Norway being the latest addition to the list.