- China lifted COVID-19 entry restrictions for tourists on March 15, 2023
The government of China lifted COVID-19 entry restrictions for tourism on March 15, 2023. As a result, foreign nationals will be permitted to apply for all visa types, including tourism and medical visas. Any valid multiple-entry visas issued before March 28, 2020 (such as ten-year business visas) can be used to enter the country.
The government will also reinstate visa-free entry policies into Hainan, visa-free cruise ships into Shanghai, visa-free entry for Hong Kong and Macau nationals traveling to Guangdong, and visa-free entry for ASEAN tour groups.
Travelers who have been issued a ten-year visa on a previous USA passport may enter China using their old passport (with the valid China visa) and new passport, provided that the personal information on the China visa matches that of the new passport.
Foreign nationals are recommended to check the nearest consular or embassy office for specific information on the application process for applying for a visa.
What are the Changes?
The government of China lifted COVID-19 entry restrictions for tourists on March 15, 2023. As a result, the government will resume issuing port visas, entry visas, tourism visas, and more.
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: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America