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Malaysia is set to forego visa requirements for Indian and Chinese nationals traveling to the country, according to an announcement from the Prime Minister of Malaysia. According to Wego’s reports, the initiative is said to be implemented from 1st December 2023. 

The new policy was revealed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, during his address at the People’s Justice Party’s Congress in Putrajaya on Sunday, 26th November.

From December onwards, Indian and Chinese nationals visiting Malaysia will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days without requiring a visa. They will, however, be required to go through security screening in order to enter the country.

This move is set to bolster Malaysia’s economy and growth through increased tourist arrivals and spending. It is worth noting that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim had declared plans last month, focusing on improving visa requirements for tourists, especially from India and China, in a bid to increase tourist footfall in the country.