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China’s Kunming to offer visa-free transit stays

Updated: Sep 5,2014 3:09 PM

Southwest China’s city of Kunming, in Yunnan province, will provide three-day, visa-free programs for foreign travellers.

The program will be available for air travellers making a stopover at the Kunming Changshui International Airport. Analysts say the program will largely boost the tourism industry of the city, which is currently on very few long-range international routes.

In 2013, Beijing and Shanghai became the first cities in China to provide the 72-hours scheme. Kunming will be the tenth city to join the list.