The Chinese government recently announced that it will end its COVID-era restrictions for tourist travel to the country.

Key Points:

  • Beginning March 15, foreign nationals holding valid multiyear, multi-entry visas issued before March 28, 2020, can travel to China.
  • Foreign nationals can apply for all visa types, including port visas and visas for tourism and medical treatment.
  • Specific application requirements for visa types should refer to the “Notice on Visa Application Requirements” on the Chinese Consulate General websites.

Additional Information: Chinese authorities will resume the country’s visa-exemption policy for Hainan; visa-exemption cruise policy for Shanghai; for foreign nationals to visit Guangdong from Hong Kong and Macao; and its policy for ASEAN tour groups to Guilin, Guangxi.

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