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  • The government of China will allow holders of valid APEC business travel cards to enter the country beginning August 24, 2022


The government of China announced that Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation business travel card (APEC) holders would be permitted to enter the country for business purposes beginning August 24, 2022. Eligible foreign nationals must hold a valid APEC business travel card that is not due to expire while the traveler is in China.

Travelers should continue to ensure they meet all COVID-19-related entry requirements for China before entry. For additional information on COVID-19-related requirements, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of China announced that travelers with valid APEC business cards would be permitted to enter the country effective August 24, 2022. Previously, APEC business card holders were required to apply for special permission to enter China.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of China’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

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