The Prime Minister of Malaysia recently announced that the country will offer visa-free entry to Chinese and Indian citizens for stays up to 30 days, starting from December 1. This decision was disclosed during a speech at the congress of the ruling party. The duration of this visa exemption policy was not specified.

Malaysia, a Southeast Asian nation, counts China and India among its top five tourism markets. In the first half of 2023, Malaysia welcomed 9.16 million tourists, with visitors from China and India contributing significantly to these numbers.

The move is seen as a significant boost to the Malaysian tourism sector. It follows a trend in the region, with neighboring Thailand also adopting similar policies to revitalize its tourism industry and stimulate the economy. This change comes at a time when Chinese and Indian nationals are required to obtain visas to enter Malaysia.

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