Borders are about to re-open

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Borders are about to re-open
« on: September 24, 2020, 04:22:07 PM »
I don't have all the details, but it looks like China will be allowing those with existing res permits to come back in (or to exit without automatic cancellation) by the end of the month.  Those outside with permits that expired in certain time frames may qualify for entry, followed by application to extend the permit.

I believe quarantine for inbound passengers will remain in effect.  Please wait for more details before booking plane tickets.

Edit:  Noles posted a link upstairs, so I'm stealing it.

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjbxw/t1817370.shtml

"In view of the current COVID-19 situation and the need of epidemic prevention and control, adjustments are now made to the Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits issued on 26 March 2020.

Effective from 0 a m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas. If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders' visit to China remains unchanged. The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 will continue to be implemented. While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

National Immigration Administration of the People's Republic of China
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