PETALING JAYA: Tourists from China and India will be able to visit Malaysia without a tourist visa next year.
Throughout 2020, they will be able to enter the country for up to 15 days by using the electronic travel registration and information system – either individually or through travel agencies in their respective countries.
However, the tourists must enter and exit Malaysia only through authorised airports or entry points.
Upon arrival, they must produce proof of sufficient cash for expenses, credit card or bank card, and produce their travel itinerary in Malaysia. They should also have a valid return ticket.
According to a statement from the government, these tourists will be able to travel to Malaysia three months after registration.
In addition, the 15-day period cannot be extended and these tourists cannot apply for any other passes under the Immigration Regulations 1963.
The statement was signed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, exercising the functions of the Home Minister.
It was reported that Malaysia aims to attract 30 million international tourist arrivals for the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign – bringing in total tourist receipts of RM100bil.
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