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US and China agree on extended visa schemes

US and China corroborate on new visa schemes.
US and China corroborate on new visa schemes. Image by Michael Grabois / CC BY-SA 2.0

The US and China have made a deal to expand visa schemes for travellers to both countries. Under the new scheme, both will offer multiple-entry visas to travellers valid for up to ten years. Previously, visas between China and the US were only valid for up to a year. The new scheme will allow tourists to utilise a multi-entry visa anytime within ten years and students within five, though the duration of the stay will remain the same. Read more: bbc.co.uk