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Ecuador to Impose Visas for Chinese Tourists Amid Influx

A group of Chinese migrants caught illegally crossing into the U.S. Many of these migrants began their journey in Ecuador. Frederic J. BROWN / AFP

Ecuador said Tuesday it would soon begin temporarily requiring visas for Chinese citizens after it noted a “worrying increase” in the number who overstay their authorized time in the country.

Starting July 1, Quito will suspend the bilateral agreement that had allowed Chinese citizens to stay in Ecuador for up to 90 days without applying for a visa, the foreign ministry said.

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