21 8 月 2020 China legal update: NCP: China Partially Opens the Border for Some Foreign Nationals with Valid Chinese Residence Permits
I. NCP: China Partially Opens the Border for Some Foreign Nationals with Valid Chinese Residence Permits
As the prevention and control of COVID-19 become regular, in order to facilitate exchanges, Chinese government has decided to relax the restrictions on entry of foreign nationals which has been applied since March 28, 2020. In the past week, Chinese embassies in Europe gradually released the announcements to partially lift the suspension of entry by foreign nationals in 36 countries.
1. List of Embassies Released the Announcement (Part)
2. The Contents of the Announcement
Foreign nationals from the 36 European countries (both within and outside the European Union) who hold valid residence permits, including
• work permit,
• permit for family reunion,
• permit for personal matters,
may apply for visas for free at any Chinese embassy or consulate in these countries. In other words, foreign nationals who hold residence permit need visa renewal to enter into China, and Chinese embassies and consulates will provide visa service for free.
The foreign nationals are requested to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations of the local governments after entering into China.
It merits your attention that the announcements from embassies in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg do not specially list the 36 countries. Asiallians will consult with these embassies to check the details and update you in the subsequently released legal news.
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