Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, China have announced the reopening of its borders to foreign tourists for the first time in the three years.
China will reopen its borders to foreign tourists for the first time in the three years since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted by allowing all categories of visas to be issued.
The removal of this last cross-border control measure imposed to guard against COVID-19 comes after authorities last month declared victory over the virus.
However, tourist industry insiders do not expect a massive influx of visitors in the short run or significant boost to the economy.
Meanwhile, the foreign ministry on Tuesday said areas in China that required no visas before the pandemic will revert to visa-free entry.
He added that the areas include the southern tourist island of Hainan, a long-time favourite destination among Russians, as well as cruise ships passing through Shanghai port.