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Macau presses Beijing for IVS e-visa restart

Macau’s tourism officials are pressing the mainland government to restart the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) electronic visa, which would allow for more seamless travel between the two countries. 

Visa applications from Guangdong began Tuesday

Guangdong province, the largest source market for Macau, started accepting applications for tourism visas to the Special Administrative Region on Tuesday. 
Macau border (file)

IVS to restart in Guangdong in Aug., all China in Sept.

China has confirmed it will begin issuing individual visit scheme visas for the whole of Guangdong province on August 26 and will extend the program to all of China from Sept. 23.

Macau border opening likely pushed to July: Bernstein

Restrictions on border crossings into Macau will not likely be lifted by the end of June, according to analysts from Bernstein Research.  While there has...

Chongqing resumes IVS visa processing

Chongqing has resumed the processing of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and group tour travel visas to Macau and Hong Kong, according to an...

Chinese outbound travellers more sophisticated: COTRI

Chinese outbound travellers are increasingly looking for longer-haul destinations away from the mainland, according to China’s Outbound Tourism Research Institute. Published in the Spring 2016...

Macau not looking to expand IVS policy; Fernando Chui Sai On

The Macau government is not currently seeking to increase visitors from mainland China nor expand the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) policy, according to Macau’s...

Macau government eases transit visa policy

The Macau government has announced a reversal of the previously tightened transit visa policy, which was first put in place on July 1, 2014.  The...

Overall visitors to Macau in March drop 14 percent

Overall visits to Macau in March dropped 14 percent year-on-year while visitors from Mainland China fell 18 percent, a reversal of the growth trend...
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