Watch VideoPlay Video
Malaysia is to abolish the visa-on-arrival, or VOA facility from Monday. As a result, Chinese tourists requiring a visa to visit the country must apply for it at Malaysian consulates.
Malaysian officials stressed there's been much misuse of the VOA facility. Statistics show more than a quarter of total VOA holders overstayed their visits between 1996 and 2009.
The new regulation will affects tourists from China and Japan, as well as South Korea. But insiders say the effects on Chinese tourists are negligible, as most tourism groups have long been applying for visas in China, due to the expensive costs of the VOA.