Chinese tourists allowed visa-free entry to this Muslim country: Details inside

08:44 PM | 9 Oct, 2023
Chinese tourists allowed visa-free entry to this Muslim country: Details inside

TUNIS - In a bid to bolster its tourism sector, the Tunisian government has introduced a visa-free policy for Chinese tourists.

The Chinese Embassy in Tunisia made this announcement via its official website on Saturday, confirming that the new policy will be applicable to both individual Chinese travelers and groups, regardless of whether they are arriving from China or other international destinations.

However, Chinese visitors are required to furnish proof of hotel reservations and flight bookings as a prerequisite for entry, as per the announcement.

Tunisia's tourism industry - like its peers and competitors - has been on a steady path to recovery since 2023 when the social distancing protocols were largely lifted across the globe.

Officials from the Tunisian Tourism Ministry have expressed optimism about the potential of the Chinese market, envisioning it as a key driver for Tunisia's tourism sector, and aspiring to draw more Chinese visitors to the country.

It bears mentioning that Tunisia is situated in North Africa and is home to over 11 million people. With an average annual salary of approximately $4,500, it reflects a middle-income economy. The country's rich history, Mediterranean coastline, and cultural heritage attract around 9 million tourists each year.

Tunisia's strategic location along the Mediterranean Sea has influenced its diverse culture and history, making it a captivating destination for travelers seeking a blend of ancient traditions and modern experiences.

For travelers, Tunisia offers a tapestry of captivating destinations. The ancient city of Carthage showcases archaeological marvels and stunning sea views. The Medina of Tunis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, immerses visitors in a labyrinth of narrow alleys and vibrant markets. The Sahara Desert's awe-inspiring landscapes and historic troglodyte dwellings in Matmata provide a unique adventure while the picturesque coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, with its blue-and-white architecture, exudes a charming ambiance. For history enthusiasts, the Dougga Roman ruins offer a glimpse into ancient grandeur.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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