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Beijing set to welcome visa-free visitors

By Zheng Xin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-12-06 08:07:17

Beijing set to welcome visa-free visitors

The decision to waive visas for foreign visitors for 72 hours is a major step toward Beijing's goal of becoming an open international city, tourism experts said.

The capital announced on Wednesday that, from Jan 1, visitors from 45 countries will be allowed a three-day stay without a visa.

The program, of particular benefit to transit passengers and business people, will make the city more accessible and allow tourism to be a strategic pillar of the economy, the Beijing Tourism Development Committee said.

Beijing set to welcome visa-free visitors

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