China to restore all visas from March 15 | TTG Asia


Coastal Urban Scenery of Haikou City 640

China’s foreign ministry said today that it would restore the issuance of all types of visas from March 15 – signalling the country’s complete reopening to foreign tourists for the first time in three years since the pandemic.

Coastal Urban Scenery of Haikou City 640
Hainan (pictured) and other areas that were visa-free pre-pandemic will regain their accessibility

Areas in China that were visa-free pre-pandemic, such as Hainan and Guangdong (for foreigners from Hong Kong and Macau), will regain its accessibility.

The authorities also said it would honour visas issued before March 28, 2020 that are still within their validity dates.

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