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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Now visit UK, and travel to Ireland without visa

Citizens of China, India, and parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East visiting Britain on tourist visas will soon be able to visit neighbouring Ireland without a visa, under a visa waiver programme announced in Dublin.

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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