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China announces visa-free entry for another country as travel rebounds

12:46 PM | 25 Jun, 2024
China announces visa-free entry for another country as travel rebounds

BEIJING - The authorities in China seem to be on a spree in terms of relaxing visa requirements for other countries as another announcement has been made in this regard.

Beijing has now decided to allow citizens from Poland to visit the country without the need for a visa, it emerged on Monday after a high-level discussion between the leaders from both the countries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has confirmed that the government has decided to adopt a 15-day unilateral visa-free policy for Polish citizens, adding that both sides should vigorously promote exchanges in culture, youth, academia and media.

The comments by Xi were made after interaction with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda who is on an official visit to China.

Besides relaxing visa requirements to boost tourism, both leaders agreed on enhancing cooperation in different fields for the benefit of citizens.

It is to be highlighted that China has relaxed or completely waived visa requirements for multiple countries as the Asian nation opened up to the outside world last year following the lifting of social distancing protocols.

China not only faced criticism for its handling of COVID-19 but also faced economic brunt due to social distancing protocols which brought travel to a standstill. Soon after the restrictions were lifted, the country tried to attract tourists and offered visa-free entry to countries including Malaysia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. 

China has also signed a visa-free agreement with Thailand permanently from March this year and the country is still looking for ways to attract more and more tourists from across the world.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65



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