In an effort to strengthen border control measures to minimise imported COVID-19 cases and contain the rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the People's Republic of China and the National Immigration Administration (NIA) announced that, effective 00:00 March 28, 2020, foreign nationals in possession of valid Chinese visas or residence permits will be prohibited from entering China temporarily.
Who will be affected?
Who will not be affected?
At the same time, the following visa-exempt policies will also be suspended until further notice:
With countries around the globe implementing new border control measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, international assignment and business travel arrangements will face significant challenges over the next few months.
Organizations are advised to review implications of the following issues and seek professional assistance where necessary:
KPMG will continue to follow policy and practice updates announced by the national and local immigration authorities, and inform our clients accordingly. Please contact a member of the KPMG Immigration Practice for practical solutions.