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China and Thailand’s reciprocal visa-free policy

August 15, 2013 by Adline Writes - Category News

Thailand and China are among the most popular travel destinations in Asia, but soon they'll be generating even more tourist traffic between them. The Thai World Journal reports that by September 2013, the two nations will practice a reciprocal visa-free policy, following negotiations between representatives of the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association.

At present, Thailand welcomes around 2 million visitors from China each year, a number that's expected to double once the mutual visa-free policy is implemented. The representatives have updated Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, on the progress of the discussions, and she is said to highly welcome the move, stating that it will bring about "enormous opportunities."

To further promote and develop Thailand's cultural and economic cooperation with China, the Prime Minister has urged the sister cities to intensify activities in not only tourism, but also trading and investing. If you're planning to visit Thailand soon, do check your nationality's Thai visa requirements before making your travel plans.