Temporary Suspension Of Entry Of Foreigners Holding A Valid Chinese Visa Residence Permit

- Mar 27, 2020-

Temporary suspension of entry of foreigners holding a valid Chinese visa residence permit

In view of the rapid global spread of COVID 19, China has decided to temporarily stop foreigners from entering China with valid visas and residence permits from 0:00 on March 28, 2020.

Suspend entry of foreigners with APEC business travel cards. Port suspension, 24/72 / 144-hour transit visa exemption, Hainan entry visa exemption, Shanghai cruise visa exemption, 144-hour visa exemption for foreigners from Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong, and Guangxi exemption for ASEAN tourist groups.Entry with a diplomatic, official, courtesy, or C visa is not affected.

Foreigners who come to China to engage in necessary economic, trade, scientific and technological activities, and for urgent humanitarian needs, can apply for visas from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. Entry of visas issued by foreigners after the announcement is not affected.

This is an interim measure that China has to take in order to respond to the current epidemic situation, referring to the practice of many countries. China is willing to maintain close communication with all parties and do a good job of personnel exchanges between China and foreign countries in the current situation. The Chinese side will adjust the above measures according to the epidemic situation and make a separate announcement.