(Yicai Global) Jan. 25 -- Citizens of People's Republic of China (PRC) can visit 60 countries with either no visas or just landing visas, China's ministry of foreign affairs announced, denying recent rumors that the ministry has introduced 'frequent flyer passports,' holders of which can visit 141 countries visa-free.
China has reached comprehensive mutual visa exemption agreements covering ordinary passports with nine countries, while 15 countries and regions unilaterally provide Chinese citizens holding ordinary passports with visa-free entry, said Guo Shaochun, director general of the consular division of the ministry of foreign affairs, in a press briefing yesterday. Some 37 countries and regions unilaterally issue landing visa to holders of PRC ordinary passports, among which Indonesia implements both visa-free and landing-visa policies.
Recent rumors alleged that China's ministry of foreign affairs has introduced 'frequent flyer passports' and that holders of it can enjoy visa-free entry into 141 countries including European countries, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. On its WeChat platform, the consular division of China's ministry of foreign affairs denied such rumors.