Important Notice!!From March 28, China will suspend entry of foreigners with current valid visas and residence permits

On the evening of March 26, the Ministry of foreign affairs and the State Administration of immigration issued the announcement on temporarily suspending the entry of foreigners with valid Chinese visas and residence permits.
The announcement said that novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic has spread rapidly across the globe, and China decided to suspend foreigners from holding visa and residence permits valid for China until 0 March 28, 2020. Suspension of entry of foreigners with APEC Business travel cards. Such policies as the suspension of port visa, 24 / 72 / 144 hour transit visa exemption, Hainan visa exemption, Shanghai cruise visa exemption, 144 hour visa exemption for group entry of foreigners from Hong Kong and Macao to Guangdong, and visa exemption for ASEAN tourist group to Guangxi, etc. Entry with diplomatic, official, courtesy and C visa will not be affected. Foreigners who come to China to engage in necessary economic, technological and other activities, as well as for urgent humanitarian needs, may apply for visas from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. The entry of foreigners with visas issued after the announcement shall not be affected.
The announcement pointed out that this is a temporary measure that China has to take in order to respond to the current epidemic situation and refer to the practice of many countries. China is willing to maintain close communication with all parties and do a good job in personnel exchanges between China and foreign countries under the current situation. China will adjust the above-mentioned measures according to the epidemic situation and make a separate announcement.

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