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With few entry tests, Southeast Asia may gain most from China’s travel revival

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By Xinghui Kok SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s tourist economies are set to be leading beneficiaries of China’s scrapping of travel bans as they have steered clear of the COVID-19 tests before entry that Europe, Japan and the United States have imposed on Chinese visitors. Even as the virus tears through its 1.4 billion people, the world’s second largest economy is opening its borders from Sunday, a move that promises to unleash a wave of travellers eager for diversion after three years of strict curbs at home. Such newly mobile Chinese tourists will opt for “minimal hassle” and head fo…

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