Travel to China – How To Avoid Being Banned
Travel to China can be very exciting, as each new culture and tradition opens up and makes you realize that you are indeed in the world’s most colorful country. China boasts more than 1 trillion dollars in foreign currency deposits, and has been a major player in the global trade over the past few decades. It is a major player in international trade, and an important US partner in the Global Economic Security Council (GEFC). China has issued travel advisories for the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, and South Africa because of the recent outbreak of the deadly coronaviruses (CO VID-19). Chinese officials have been cracking down on tourist travel to and within the country as they are trying to stop the virus from spreading.
There has been an effective January 1st entry ban implemented for all travelers entering the Chinese mainland. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says that the ban will last until the end of this January. This exit ban is effective until the new Chinese leadership can examine all aspects of the outbreak of SARS. No one who plans to travel to China should be concerned about this ban, as it has no connection to the current outbreak or to the Chinese government’s desire to crack down on tourism.
The reason for this ban is to curb the outbreak of MERS, or “Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” This is an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that has risen in recent years among children in China. It was not immediately apparent that the bacteria came from the patient’s travels abroad, or that they had become infected while in the country. The first cases were reported in January. According to MOFA, the new rules for travel to China include:
Restrictions on Travel to China. For travelers originating in China, there are now stricter visa requirements. The criteria are based on risk, with the most common risk categories based on security issues. If you are traveling to China and need a visa, you must now apply in person, via the China visa service. You cannot leave China without your passport until your case is finalized. If you previously had your passport and became a resident of another country, you will have to apply to have a copy of your passport renewed.
Exit restrictions. The new exit rules for travel to China are implemented based on security issues. If you previously used a non-immigrant visa, you will now have to obtain an immigrant visa before leaving for China. The duration of time for which you can remain in the country is now three months. The timeframe for approval of your visa varies by the office responsible for your entry.
Effective February 2, 2021 – The Chinese government notified all foreign nationals that it will impose an entry ban on all foreign nationals who do not comply with its laws or do not comply with its regulations on travel to and within China. This law also covers those who enter China for tourism purposes only. Citizens who fall within these categories will be required to apply for exit visas at the border crossing points established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Travel to China has become much more difficult since January 1st, with all restrictions and amendments introduced on the 7th day of July. There are no more railings along the Great Wall of China and there is now a security wall along the border with the mainland. All flights from Hong Kong and all airports servicing Hong Kong will now land at the exits B, C, D and E of Causeway Bay, rather than at the usual point outside the city. All flights to and from Beijing will now land at the airport closest to the Chinese border, rather than at the usual international terminal.
The introduction of these strict regulations has caused a lot of headaches for travelers planning to travel to China. They will need to get a visa before they can leave for China and they will need to acquire a passport before they are able to travel back to their home countries. These processes are usually quite complicated and time consuming. Many travelers find that they cannot leave even for a few days due to lack of documents. In addition, the new entry ban has caused a severe decline in tourist spending, which has resulted in a drop in revenue for the state.