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China resuming visa-free policies

BY :China Daily

UPDATED :2023-12-28

Inbound passengers arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in East China's Shanghai, January 8, 2023. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)


Foreigners holding valid visas issued before March 28, 2020 will be able to enter China from March 15, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said on March 14.


To further facilitate personnel exchanges, the NIA will further adjust policies related to foreigners' visas and entry, it said in a statement.


Visa-free policies for tourists from 59 countries entering Hainan province and cruise ships passing through Shanghai ports will be resumed, it said.


Furthermore, visa-free policies for foreign tourism groups from Hong Kong and Macao entering Guangdong province, and those from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations entering Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, will also be resumed.


These policies were released after the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on early March 14 to resume issuance of all categories of visas to foreigners starting on March 15.

Editor: Pauline