China recently announced it has temporarily suspended the entry of foreign nationals from ten countries.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals from the following countries are temporarily not allowed to enter China:
    • Bangladesh (view announcement here)
    • Belgium (view announcement here)
    • Ethiopia (view announcement here)
    • France (view announcement here)
    • India (view announcement here)
    • Italy (view announcement here)
    • Philippines (view announcement here)
    • Russia (view announcement here)
    • United Kingdom (view announcement here)
    • Ukraine (view announcement here).
  • Entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas will not be affected.
  • The Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the relevant jurisdictions will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Forms for these travelers.
  • Foreign nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visas at a Chinese embassy or consulate.

Analysis & Comments: Only those who are exempt from the temporary suspension on travel from the countries listed above will be permitted to enter China at this time. Employers should take note and plan accordingly. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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