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China says it will resume visa-free policies to spur inbound travel

Passengers push their luggage through the international arrivals hall at Beijing Capital International Airport after China lifted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine requirement for inbound travellers in Beijing, China January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights
SINGAPORE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – China will resume visa-free policies and consider adding more countries to its visa-exemption list to help boost the country’s post-pandemic tourism business, according to a policy document released on Friday.
More international flights will be resumed or added, China’s State Council said.
In a statement posted on the central government’s website, it said visa-free policies and visa assurances on arrival would be promoted as well as smoother immigration clearances for cruises and self-driving tourists.
The government also called for enhanced tax-rebate services such the creation of more tax-rebate shops.
Reporting by Chen Aizhu; editing by Christina Fincher
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