SARAJEVO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH's) entity airport has announced it is conducting negotiations with the regional company for the realization of charter flights from China.
In its statement, Airports of Republika Srpska, the public enterprise of one of the entities in BiH, said Thursday that aircraft will operate from several Chinese cities.
It is expected for a great number of Chinese tourists to visit BiH and neighboring Montenegro and Serbia, because all the countries have a non-visa regime signed with China.
The statement adds that the public will be informed in a timely manner about the realization and time of flights once the agreements are concretized.
In the first three months of 2019, a total of 8,028 Chinese tourists visited BiH, a 115.1 percent increase year-on-year, the country's Agency for Statistics stated in a report issued earlier this month. Chinese tourists recorded 10,755 overnight stays during the period.
China's agreement on a mutual visa-free regime with BiH took effect on May 29, 2018.
According to the agreement, holders of valid ordinary passports of both countries' citizens shall be exempted from visa requirement for entry into, exit from, stay in or transit through the territory of the other country during the period of stay up to 90 days in any 180-day period.