Mongolia grants Japanese nationals 30-day visa-free visit

During cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, Mongolian goovernment decided to grant Japanese citizens visa-free entry for up to 30 days.
According to the decision, Japanese nationals are now allowed to stay in Mongolian territories for 30 days with no visa requirements.
The main purpose of the measure is to attract more Japanese tourists to Mongolia, said G. Zandanshatar, Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The minister said that in the past decade, some 12,000 to 14, 000 Japanese visited Mongolia each year. In 2006, a temporary visa exemption was granted and more than 20,000 Japanese visited the country.

A recent survey found that one Japanese tourist spends some 350 U.S. dollars in Mongolia, which means a tourism revenue of USD 13-14 million every year, said the Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Currently, citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, USA, Israel can enter Mongolia without visa for 30 days.

By MonInfo News Service


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