The immigration authorities in the People's Republic of China have restricted entry of foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits temporarily, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 28 March 2020, foreign nationals in possession of valid Chinese visas or residence permits will be prohibited from entering the People’s Republic of China (“China” or “PRC”) temporarily.1
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.
Organisations are advised to review implications of the following issues and seek professional assistance where necessary:
At the same time, the following visa-exempt policies will also suspended until further notice:
1 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, 26 March 2020 announcement.
This article is excerpted, with permission, from “China temporarily suspends entry by foreign nationals” in China Tax Alert (Issue 20, March 2020), a publication of the KPMG International member firm in the People’s Republic of China.
*Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services or legal services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.
The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in the People’s Republic of China.
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