Visa issuing for foreigners will resume today 15th March 2023 from China. Below is the news from state media.
China will resume issuing all types of visas starting on Wednesday, another step toward vigorous people-to-people exchanges between the country and the world.
The decision was announced by the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs, which said the country will also resume issuing all types of port visas to applicants with lawful reasons.
Foreigners with visas that were issued before March 28, 2020, and are still valid will be allowed to enter the country, according to the statement.
Visa-free policies will be resumed for entry to the southern island province of Hainan and cruise tour groups at Shanghai ports.
In addition, visa-free entry to the southern province of Guangdong will be restored for tour groups of foreigners entering from the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. A similar mechanism will be reinstated for tour groups from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to enter Guilin in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
In March 2020, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, China began requiring most foreigners to apply for new visas to enter the country and suspended the issuing of port visas and visa-free entries and transits.
The changes announced on Tuesday mean that the country's visa policies have returned to what they were before the pandemic and show China's readiness to further open up, said Ren Yuanzhe, a professor in the department of diplomacy and foreign affairs management at China Foreign Affairs University.
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