After three years, multiple Chinese embassies announced this week that China will be fully reopening to foreign visitors.
In a statement posted to its website, China’s U.S. Embassy said the country would resume issuing all categories of visas to foreigners starting this Wednesday. This includes the tourism visa, port visa, and multiple visa exemption policies.
The statement, called the Notice on Further Adjustment of Visa and Entry Policies For Foreigners to China, lists the following adjustments as China continues to its post-pandemic reopening:
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The multi-year visas that were issued prior to March 28, 2020 — when China closed its borders to most oversea visitors at the start of the pandemic — can now be used as long as they haven’t expired.
China ditched quarantine requirements for those arriving internationally in January. However, even with this week’s announcement, travelers to the country are still required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to departure, and need to claim the results on the customs health declaration form.
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