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China Suspends Entry Of Foreigners With Current Visas
In view of the rapid global spread of the new crown pneumonia (COVID-19), China has decided to temporarily suspend entry of foreigners with currently valid visas and residence permits in China from 00:00 on March 28, 2020. The entry of foreigners with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. This policies also include Port visas, 24/72 / 144-hour transit without visa, visa free entry to Hainan, visa free entry to Shanghai cruise, 144-hour transit without visa for foreigners from Hong Kong and Macao to Guangdong, and visa free entry to Guangxi 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. The entry of aliens on visas issued after the announcement is not affected.
This is a temporary measure that China has to take in response to the current epidemic situation, by 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. China will adjust the above measures according to the epidemic situation and make a separate announcement.