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China eases visa processing to attract tourists and here are the fresh changes

11:54 PM | 20 Sep, 2023
China eases visa processing to attract tourists and here are the fresh changes

BEIJING - Authorities in China confirmed simplifying the visa application processing with an aim to attract more visitors from abroad.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that applicants now need to list where they have traveled in the past year rather than five years.

Moreover, as per the new changes, the educational background section requires only the highest level reached by the applicant.

"Applicants will spend much less time filling in the forms and expect a more streamlined visa application process," it said in a statement.

The ministry will always "facilitate people-to-people exchanges between China and foreign countries to promote China's high-quality development and opening up."

Meanwhile, at a briefing, the foreign ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said that the often drawn-out visa process has been an obstacle for many people wanting to travel to China.

The country has managed to recover domestic travel above pre-COVID levels, but the challenge lies with restoring international travel.

The development comes days after China relaxed the visa requirements for Indians, providing them with much relief to travel to the country. 

The Chinese government announced implementing temporary changes to visa regulations which will remain in effect until December 31, this year. 

According to the new guidelines, eligible Indian applicants seeking visas for various purposes, including tourism, business, short-term family visits, and transit, will no longer be required to provide biometric data. 

The government of China is taking multiple steps to help the country take benefit from the recovery of travel and tourism. Once inaccessible during the pandemic, the country has opened up to the outside world and has even removed the need for quarantine and testing, vindicating that the Corona Virus has largely subsided.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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