Netherlands tourism authority issues 5,078 tourist visas to Chinese visitors
08/11/2023|6:24:15 PM|Travel And Tour World

A total of 5,087 tourist visas to Chinese tourists have been issued by authorities in the Netherlands for a period from January until August this year, or up by a total of 240% compared to the figures from the same period last year.

However, in spite of the notable increase, the figures continue to remain below the pre-pandemic levels.

Authorities in the Netherlands issued a total of 41,502 visas to Chinese travelers in the first months of 2019, which also allowed them to travel to all Schengen Zone countries.

The figures from the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC) said that they do not expect a high recovery after lockdowns play a role.

Many Chinese will want to build up a substantial financial cushion before they go on a long trip, a spokesperson for NBTC pointed out, according to a report from a news agency.

According to Schengen Visa statistics, last year, the total number of Schengen visa applications filed in China was 92,780. Of this total, 79,816 visas were issued, and 8,240, or 9.3%, were rejected.

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