Travel to China – Bananas!

Travel to China is normally subject to visa control. However, you do not need a visa for travel to China. Chinese Visa Application Centers has opened. On 4 November last year, the Chinese embassy in the UK notified the British nationals who hold Chinese visas or residence passes of the temporary suspension of access to China by non-native Chinese nationals in the UK.

Travel to China

The Chinese government notified the UK that it was imposing a full EEC/ECE free trade agreement with the UK. This is contrary to the freely accepted free trade agreement between the UK and China, which allows for free trade in goods and services between the two countries. The Chinese government notified the UK that it was implementing an exit policy, which strictly limits the rights of British citizens traveling in China to take leave to enter or exit the country. These limitations were imposed by the General Office of Foreign Affairs (GFO), which oversees all visits, negotiations, and other relations with China.

The GFO also informed the British nationals who plan to travel to China that they could face a ban on visiting or doing business in China. A ban on doing business in China has been implemented by the central authorities in both China and the UK. According to the Chinese Government’s attitude, its citizens cannot visit UK to enjoy their holidays or do business there unless they acquire a Chinese visa. This attitude is highly construed in the light of the fact that the British nationals who are already in China are unable to leave China to go back home. The implication is that they have entered the country without authorization.

It is important to note that the British PM announced that there would be a clampdown on the exit visa and entry ban on Chinese citizens. He stated that he will be speaking to the Chinese leadership to request that their citizens do not face restrictions when traveling to Britain. It is pertinent to note that these restriction announcements came during a time when relations between the two countries are at their lowest point since the establishment of diplomatic relations. In addition to the above mentioned restrictions, China has imposed several travel advisories against Britain as well as several other countries.

The restrictions that are being imposed against traveling to China include the Chinese State-Owned Airlines. There are now reports that all flights to and from the UK have already been suspended for flights to and from China. The reason for the ban is that the British authorities feel that the high level of tourism is beginning to suffer due to the high number of tourists who use state-owned planes to travel to China. This, in turn, is being perceived as a measure to protect China’s tourism industry from foreign competition.

The ban on flights to and from the UK also affects the country’s largest airline, British Airways. On the same day as the announcement of the new bans, the company’s shares prices began to plunge. The airline has already implemented several measures to curb the loss of tourists from China, however it is unknown whether these measures would work in vain because they have already announced several new measures to attract more travelers to China. It is still too early to tell whether these measures would be effective or not. This is why it is still best to travel to China using other means before these bans are enforced.

The other measures that the Chinese government has implemented is to close all kinds of inspections of products coming from China. According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this new regulation is to “eliminate risks posed by misusing counterfeit Chinese products and to protect the interests of the foreign nationals and expatriates.” This is interesting in that the MFA released statements declaring that the ban was implemented in line with the law and according to the law any person who attempts to use counterfeit goods within fourteen days will be imprisoned. If this measure is indeed effective, it is likely that businesses and individuals from the mainland China within fourteen days of the implementation of this law will have their assets frozen and they will not be allowed to leave the country.

On a lighter note, travelers from China have reported increased travel security following the implementation of the stringent new Chinese quarantine laws. The rules state that all travelers will need to obtain a passport before entering the country and all passengers arriving from overseas will require documentation of their onward journey. Travelers will also need to present their original documents before boarding flights to China. Travel to China has become increasingly difficult for the general traveling public and those from abroad are encouraged to take extra precautions to ensure they remain within the law. January is also Chinese New Year so there will be much activity in the months leading up to the festival.