Multiple news outlets have reported that the Trump administration is preparing to impose new visa restrictions on Chinese nationals.

The changes are reportedly under consideration as part of a broader package of trade restrictions targeting China. According to multiple reports, the restrictions could include caps on visas for Chinese students, researchers and executives. They may also include scrapping a program that allows Chinese nationals to apply for visas that are valid for 10 years.

The potential restrictions have not been finalized, but reports indicate that the administration may be making a public announcement in the next week or two.

BAL Analysis: While they could potentially have a significant impact on Chinese travelers, no changes have been implemented at this point. BAL will continue to follow this matter and alert clients to any significant developments.

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