China and Vietnam are considering developing a visa-free tourism zone on the border of the two countries, local tourism authorities said.

The area in consideration will include the city of Dongxing in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Mong Cai in Quang Ninh province, northern Vietnam, Xinhua reported.

The two cities had already worked out an overall plan, which is currently awaiting approval at national level, Yu Xiaojun, deputy chief of the Guangxi Tourism Bureau told the Chinese state news agency, adding that the implementation of the plan would take five to ten years after approval.

The visa-free tourism zone will have tourist movement from China and Vietnam without any requirement for travel permits. Tourists will also be able to cross the border on their vehicles.