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Overseas Health Insurance News: 42 foreigners make most of visa-free Shanghai

Forty-two foreigners have made use of new rules allowing a 72-hour stay in Shanghai without a visa since the restrictions were loosened three days ago.

As of January 1st, citizens from a number of countries have been able to visit the city more easily, opening up a number of possibilities for expatriates.

So far those making the most of the change have been from the US, France and South Korea, according to the Shanghai border inspection authority.

Chen Jian, an exit-entry officer with Shanghai's airports, said: "There is a lot business between China and South Korea. I think with more promotion, more foreigners from the West will start to enjoy the policy in the future."

Living as an expat abroad opens up lots of opportunities to visit countries nearby, but annoying bureaucracy can sometimes stop a weekend trip, but this sort of policy will make that more possible.

Citizens from 45 countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia, can take advantage of the changes.

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