Visa waiver for Singaporeans travelling to Mongolia for up to 30 days starts on Thursday

File photo of a Singapore passport.
File photo of a Singapore passport. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans travelling to Mongolia for tourism or business for up to 30 days will be exempted from applying for a visa from Thursday (June 8).

Previously, they could do so for only 14 days.

The visa waiver for a longer period follows Mongolia's agreement to waive the visa facility for Singaporeans entering the country and after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to Mongolia in July last year, said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

Mr Lee had discussed the visa waiver and other issues of cooperation with his Mongolian counterpart Jargaltulga Erdenebat last year.

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"The exemption of visa requirements will facilitate greater tourism and business exchanges, and strengthen the friendly relations between Singapore and Mongolia," said the ministry in a statement.