Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the arrival of Chinese tourists to Malaysia remains low although it has been a year since the disappearance of flight MH370.

This situation is expected to recover if the flight is recovered.

He added tourists from China are still reluctant to visit Malaysia until the mystery of the missing flight is solved.

“It remains affected. If there is no closure to the tragedy, tourists from China will be reluctant to come and that’s why we have abolished visa in order to attract them to visit Malaysia as it still affects the arrival of tourists to the country,” said Mohamed Nazri at the sidelines of the Declaration of National Heritage event at the National Museum today.

Flight MH370 which was carrying 239 passengers and crew onboard went missing on March 8, 2014 during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Beijing, China.