BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday June 16, 2017 – Chinese travellers interested in visiting Barbados can now plan their vacations without having to secure a visa.
The two countries recently signed a Visa Waiver Agreement allowing their citizens to enter each other’s territory with just an ordinary passport.
The agreement follows the initialing of a reciprocal agreement three years ago that removed visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, official and service passports.
Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine Mclean says Government anticipated that the agreement would make Barbados a more attractive destination for the over 70 million Chinese tourists who are travelling beyond their country and region each year.
And that, she said, would also assist in Government’s efforts to diversify the tourism market and contribute to strengthening the vital sector.