If you are planning a trip to China, be aware of the risks. You may have heard about the Chinese government’s entry and exit bans on many foreigners, and you should be very careful. The US, Philippines, and the New Zealand government have all advised travellers to stay clear of the country. The ANGOLA government has also imposed an entry ban on foreigners travelling to China.
HIV/AIDS is a significant risk in China
There are two main risk factors that contribute to the spread of HIV in China: injecting drugs and unsafe sexual behaviors. These risks have increased in the last several years. Although there is some evidence of an upward trend, the overall prevalence rate remains low by global standards.
The rising numbers of drug users and sex workers suggest that the future of the epidemic may be in an upward direction. However, it is important to keep in mind that the overall prevalence rates in China are not high by international standards.
COVID-19 measures will be relaxed in the near future
The new guidelines haven’t completely eliminated the old ways of doing things, but they have been pared down and refined. One notable change is that Covid-19 vaccinations are not required for entry into most public places. It’s also worth noting that mass testing for entry into high risk positions has been rolled back to a minimum.
It’s worth noting that China’s most recent announcement is a big deal for two reasons. First, it’s the latest in a series of recent moves to better tackle the virus and second, it signals a broader opening to international travelers. Currently, many foreign travelers to China are subjected to lengthy quarantines. The aforementioned changes could lead to a significant reduction in the number of cases.
Exit bans from Chinese authorities
An exit ban is a legal process in which the Chinese government prevents or restricts a foreigner from leaving the country. It can be linked to a criminal investigation, civil case, or a business dispute. However, they are not widely publicised or discussed by Chinese authorities, who typically disclose the existence of the ban only when a person attempts to leave the country.
A foreigner who violates China’s laws may be deported, ordered to return, or subjected to administrative penalties. These penalties can range from a warning to a fine of up to RMB 5,000.
PHILIPPINES imposes entry ban and exit ban on citizens of the Philippines for traveling to China
A new entry and exit ban has been placed on citizens of the Philippines who are traveling to China. A number of countries have issued these bans in recent weeks.
The entry ban requires that travelers spend 14 days in a COVID-19-free country before entering. The country may also ask travelers to undergo medical tests before granting them a visa or entry permit.
An exit ban, on the other hand, refers to the deportation of foreign nationals. These bans can be used to address civil matters or to investigate criminal allegations. If you are subject to an exit ban, you should contact your nearest Canadian Embassy for information on how to proceed.
UNITED STATES imposes entry ban
The United States recently imposed an entry ban on the People’s Republic of China. The ban is in place on all travelers entering the country. It does not apply to Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan.
The ban is part of a global health emergency involving the COVID-19 coronavirus, which originated in China in 2019. Several countries have imposed travel restrictions and entry bans on Chinese nationals, including Colombia, Bolivia, Guatemala, India, Korea, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, and Tajikistan.
Although the WHO has not endorsed trade or travel restrictions against China, it has issued guidance for prevention and a COVID-19 website to educate the public. Some local governments may not grant work or residency permits to HIV positive applicants.
ANGOLA imposes entry ban on all citizens of China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Nigeria, Egypt, and Algeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a coronavirus outbreak in China as a public health emergency of international concern. As a result, several countries have imposed travel restrictions to protect their citizens from infection. Many of these restrictions are related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The map below shows the countries that have imposed restrictions.
The entry ban is applicable to travelers, transitory workers, and personnel from China. It is effective for all foreigners who have lived or visited China in the past 14 days. It is also applicable for all Chinese nationals who have traveled to these countries in the last four weeks.
New Zealand Government travel advice on Do Not Travel to China
If you plan to visit China, the New Zealand Government travel advice is to do so with extreme caution. The Chinese authorities can place exit bans on individuals at any time, and may do so without prior warning. They can also make security checks and curfews.
Despite these restrictions, the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing will continue to provide consular services for New Zealanders in Chengdu. It is recommended that you contact your nearest Chinese Embassy or the consular service hotline for updates and advice. You should also be aware of the strict national security laws in China, and take all appropriate measures to protect yourself.