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Malaysia Grants Visa-Free Entry To Indians

Malaysia Grants Visa-Free Entry To Indians:

Malaysia is set to grant visa-free entry to Indians for stays of up to 30 days starting December 1, according to Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

  • India and China are among Malaysia’s top five source markets for tourism.
  • According to the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, the country recorded 91 lakh tourist arrivals until June this year, with around five lakh from China and 2.8 lakh from India.
  • Malaysia, positive about its post-pandemic recovery, aims to achieve 1.5 crore foreign tourist arrivals this year, as stated by Malaysian government officials.
  • Notably, several West Asian countries, such as Turkey and Jordan, already enjoy a 30-day visa-free entry into Malaysia.
  • Malaysia boasts a 29 lakh-strong overseas Indian community, including Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and NRIs.
  • Reflecting an upswing in ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Ibrahim is expected to travel to India in the first half of next year.