What is the change? Authorities have suspended flights to and from China and stopped the issuance of visas at Czech visa centers amid the coronavirus outbreak. Officials have carved out an exception for family members of Czech nationals, who may apply for short-term Schengen visas by contacting the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Shanghai to set up an appointment date.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas /permits affected: Visas issued at Czech visa centers in China.
  • Who is affected: Anyone submitting Czech visa applications in China; an exception has been provided for family members of Czech nationals.

Additional information: The Czech Republic has so far tested more than 70 people both from and outside of the city of Wuhan. The government did not specify the nationality of the people who were tested. All tests have come back negative.

Analysis & Comments: Companies employing foreign workers coming from China may experience delays and disruptions related to employee mobility and availability. Employers should anticipate further restrictions regarding Chinese nationals and travel from China.

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