A visa is an officially approved document issued by authorized bodies for the government, in accordance with the laws of the country, to foreign citizens applying to enter, leave or transit through the country.
China will allow the entry of foreign nationals holding three categories of valid Chinese residence permits starting on Sept 21, according to an announcement jointly made by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration.
Chinese passengers who are going to fly from 26 countries to China are required to submit their health information prior to boarding the plane, the country's civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday.
China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits because of the rapid global spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration on Thursday.
The NIA recently announced 10 measures to make it easier for people to enter and leave China to support epidemic control and resumption of work and production.