Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China government has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 28 March 2020. Only the foreigners who engage in necessary reasons (economic, trade, scientific, or technological activities, as well as for urgent humanitarian assistance) have the chance to come to China if have PU or TE invitation letter.
According to the announcement, the foreigners need to apply for an Invitation Letter (PU /TE Letter) issued by the China Foreign Affair Office, but the Official Office has strict standards for judging whether it is necessary to come to China or not. Usually, only the senior managers of Medium and Large Enterprises or the technique researchers of key projects have a chance of getting approval from the Government.
Even if the foreigners who are allowed to enter China are required to present a nucleic acid test report authorized by the Chinese government within 5 days before entering China to board the airplane. When foreigners enter Mainland China, they also need to be quarantined for 14 days as the observation period mandated by China‘s health authorities. You can read this article to know the Specific announcements of the negative COVID Test before flying to China and the Countries list.
In 2021, more and more cities and provinces in China have started to adopt the new 14+7 policy, which means the Foreign Arrivals will be tested for COVID-19 a total of 4 times. The nucleic acid test is performed on the first, 7th, 14th – and then again on the 21st day after entry in china.
New china visa Policy for the Foreigners who got COVID-19 vaccines in 2021
It is good news in 2021; you don’t need the PU/TE letters if you have been insulated with the Vaccines made in China.
From 15th, March 2021, if you have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China, the china Invitation Letter (PU/TE) is no longer required if you want to enter Mainland China.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Embassy in the different countries will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants inoculated with Chinese COVID-19 vaccines (having taken either two doses of inactivated vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or a single-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application).
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Africa Countries List:
However, in order to promote international economic development, we expect the policy to ease further in more countries.
Tips: Different Chinese Embassies / Consulates in different countries have slightly different notice. Please confirm with the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country.