Singapore and China Launch 30-Day Visa-Free Travel Starting February 9

Starting February 9, Singapore and China have agreed to a reciprocal 30-day visa-free travel entry agreement. This marks a significant enhancement from the previous 15-day visa-free entry that Singaporean citizens enjoyed in China, while Chinese passport holders had to apply for visas to enter Singapore. This move brings about more convenience and flexibility, particularly for frequent travellers.

The timing of the agreement is impeccable, coinciding with the Lunar New Year – a time when many typically travel for family reunions and holidays.

This reciprocal visa exemption arrangement was announced at the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation on 7 December 2023, and subsequently affirmed through an exchange of diplomatic notes between Singapore and China.

Under long-standing agreements, holders of diplomatic, public affairs and service passports issued by China are exempted from visa requirements for a stay of up to 30 days in Singapore.

Holders of all other travel documents issued by China must continue to apply for an entry visa before travel into Singapore.

Source: Yahoo News

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