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Travel and Visa Information

Travel Information
              (As of April 28, 2023)

PCR-test free travel for all air passengers to China from April 29

China Foreign Ministry announced that starting from April 29, 2023, Antigen Rapid Test (ART, including ART home testing kit) results done within 48 hours will be accepted for air passengers to China instead of PCR test. Airlines won’t check test results when boarding. This will apply to all air passengers, no matter which country you are from.

Source: China International Travel Services – American Express Global Business Travel https://www.citsgbt.com/

 Visa Information

The following new adjustments to Chinese visa and entry policies have been made, as effective from March 15, 2023:

  1. Foreigners with valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 will be allowed to enter China.
  2. All categories of Chinese visas can be applied for.
  3. Port visas are no longer suspended.
  4. The following visa-free policies will be resumed: Hainan 59 country visa-free entry policy, 15-Day visa-free travel for cruise groups at Shanghai ports, visa-free entry to Guangdong Province for foreigners’ group from Hong Kong and Macao SARs, visa-free entry to Guilin of Guangxi Autonomous Region for tourist groups from ASEAN countries.

Click here to check the visa requirements to travel to China.

For more visa application information, please visit the Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

It will normally take four to six weeks for the Immigration Department to process a visit/ transit visa/ entry permit application upon receipt of all the required documents.