Tourists undergo customs checks at Mong Cai Border Gate in northern Quang Ninh province. (Source: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Passenger vehicles from Vietnam were permitted to drive through Mong Cai Border Gate in northern Quang Ninh province to Dongxing city, China and vice versa from December 17.

In the first day the policy became effective, about 20 coaches of travel agencies and private cars from Vietnam and China went through customs at the two countries’ border and travel around Mong Cai and Dongxing cities.

The policy is expected to facilitate tourism between Vietnam and China as well as satisfy rising demand of holiday-makers of both sides.

Vietnam restored granting travel pass to Chinese tourists to Vietnam from August, 2013, paving the way for further development of tourism between the two localities.-VNA