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Malaysia To Allow Visa-Free Entry For India From 1st December 2023: Check Details Here

"Malaysia Opens Its Doors: Visa-Free Entry for Indians and Chinese from December 1, 2023!"

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As the holiday season approaches, exciting news awaits travel enthusiasts! Malaysia has declared visa-free entry for citizens of India and China, allowing a delightful 30-day stay starting from December 1, 2023. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim announced during his speech at the People’s Justice Party congress that we are ushering in a new era of travel possibilities.

 

Tourist Boom Expected

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The visa exemption move comes as Malaysia aims to boost its tourism sector, considering India and China as the fourth and fifth-largest source markets, respectively. Between January and June 2023, Malaysia witnessed a substantial influx of tourists, with 283,885 arrivals from India and 498,540 from China. This promising initiative aligns with neighboring Thailand’s efforts to revitalize its tourism sector by exempting Chinese and Indian nationals, reflecting a regional trend.

 

Thailand And Sri Lanka Lead The Way

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Following suit, Thailand and Sri Lanka have already paved the way for visa-free travel for Indian citizens. Thailand, effective November 10, lifted the visa requirement for Indian travelers, allowing a 30-day stay until May 10 of the following year. Sri Lanka, in a pilot project until March 31, 2024, initiated visa-free entry for visitors from seven countries, including India and China.

 

Vietnam Contemplates Visa-Free Entry

In an ongoing effort to rejuvenate its tourism industry, Vietnam is now considering visa-free entry for Indian and Chinese citizens. This initiative aims to contribute significantly to the recovery of Vietnam’s tourism sector, which, like many others, has faced challenges due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Visa-Free Countries For Indian Citizens In 2023

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The world is opening its doors to Indian travelers. Several countries, recognizing the potential in Indian tourism, have declared visa exemptions. The list includes Albania, Barbados, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, and more. This global trend facilitates ease of travel and signifies the growing influence of Indian tourists worldwide.

  1. Albania
  2. Barbados
  3. Bhutan
  4. British Virgin Islands
  5. Cook Islands
  6. Dominica
  7. El Salvador
  8. Fiji
  9. Grenada
  10. Haiti
  11. Jamaica
  12. Kazakhstan
  13. Macao (SAR China)
  14. Micronesia
  15. Mauritius
  16. Montserrat
  17. Nepal
  18. Niue
  19. Oman
  20. Qatar
  21. Senegal
  22. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  23. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  24. Sri Lanka
  25. Trinidad and Tobago
  26. Tunisia
  27. Thailand
  28. Vanuatu

As Malaysia joins the ranks of nations embracing visa-free entry for Indians and Chinese, the travel landscape is evolving. The move not only enhances bilateral ties but also promises a bustling tourist season for Malaysia. As the year-end approaches, this welcoming gesture sets the stage for memorable journeys and international exploration.

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