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Foreign Nationals with Essential Travel Needs May Re-apply for Visas at Chinese Embassies or Consulates

2020/03/31

"To contain the risk of imported cases from overseas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration (NIA) have announced restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals, which is a temporary measure China is compelled to take in light of the practices of other countries", said Liu Haitao, Director General of the NIA Department of Border Inspection and Management, at a press briefing of the State Council inter-agency task force on 30 March.

The coverage of the measure is as follows:

The entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas, residence permits or APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended.

Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended.

Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals coming to China for essential economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may re-apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

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