Now visit UK, and travel to Ireland without visa
The waiver programme will run from 1 July until October 2012, a period that includes the London 2012 Olympics, when a large number of tourists are expected to visit Britain.
Under Ireland's first visa-waiver programme announced yesterday, citizens of 14 countries including China, India, and parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East will no longer need a visa for a short-term visit once they have cleared immigration in the UK.
The Irish government hopes it will result in extra tourism revenue especially from companies and the Olympics.
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