The Chinese government recently resumed the issuance of new short-term visitor visas to South Korean nationals.

Key Points:

  • As of Feb. 18, South Korean nationals are eligible for short-term visitor visas and port visas to enter China as well as 72/144 hour visa-free travel to China.
  • Previously, the issuance of short-term visitor visas had been suspended since Jan. 11.
  • Chinese authorities continue to state they “will take reciprocal measures” for countries that impose COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers from China.

BAL Analysis: Chinese authorities resumed the issuance of short-term visitor visas as South Korean authorities have lifted their entry restrictions imposed on Chinese travelers.

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