Travel to China – New Travel Ban Banned For International Travel From North Korea and South Korea

Travel to China

Travel to China – New Travel Ban Banned For International Travel From North Korea and South Korea

Travel to China may be the next “buzz” word and there will be a lot of questions asked about it as soon as you get to the country. Will the Chinese embrace Western culture? Will the Chinese people change to American or European ways of life? Will China be able to maintain its one-party rule? These are only some of the many inquiries about travel to China right now.

On March 27th the Chinese government announced that all non Chinese foreign nationals will need to obtain personal visas before traveling to China. Entry by foreign nationals to the People’s Republic of China has been previously suspended. This measure was prompted by the recent incidents of travelers who have been detained in China for improper entries. Now, you can expect to have more questions about the implementation of these visa requirements.

There are questions regarding the implementation of the new Chinese visa policy. What is the role of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs now that it has issued travel warnings advising against travel to China? The Ministry of Foreign Affairs now has the role of telling foreign nationals not to visit China without consulting them and getting travel visas beforehand. If you are traveling to China, and there is an issue of your own which requires entrance such as a U.S. passport, what can you expect to do regarding your Chinese entry requirements? Will you still need a PRC travel visa?

You can always expect to meet some form of Chinese quarantine during your travel to China, even if you are not traveling within the borders of China. For instance, during a four-day visit to Shanghai by Canadian officials, they were required to wear a special black gown and were quarantined at the airport for three days. There were also Chinese quarantine stations in Hangzhou and Beijing. Health officials were involved in those quarantines, and the information they provided to the travellers was consistent with the current Chinese standards for travel to China.

According to Foreign Encounters, the new Chinese entry ban on travelling outside the Chinese border was effective January 1st. However, many foreign nationals have already been able to pass through the new entry ban without any problems. The only way to be sure of this, then, would be to stay away from travelling during the Chinese new year. The new year begins with the lunar New Year and is a time when Chinese people will be looking forward to warmer weather and more leisure time. Many of those who have chosen to travel outside of China during the Chinese new year do so with the express purpose of visiting Hong Kong or Macau during the months of January and February, and then return to China during late summer.

Some have noticed that the restrictions affect foreigners with dual citizenship rights, but these citizens do not include Canada, which is one of the twenty-two member states imposing travel restrictions on citizens traveling to China. These citizens will find that their Chinese card can still be valid in Canada, as well as in any other country that they wish to visit. While dual citizenship is not officially recognized in China, it is possible to apply for such status in the future. For those who wish to visit China and are unsure of their citizenship status, there are alternatives. Dual citizens can apply for a local visit visa which allows them to enter China without a visa.

Traveling during the Chinese lunar New Year was always difficult, and the new restrictions seem to be aimed in reducing traffic congestion in China’s major cities, which usually falls in the middle of the Beijing to Beijing high-rise area. Many tourists have expressed concerns over the impact of the new exit and entry rules on their flights home, as well as on their families. However, the majority of the new restrictions have affected business travel, and even the most basic business class airlines will be experiencing flight cancellations due to the new Chinese holiday rush. Tour operators will have to implement special measures to make sure that their flights can still accommodate the large number of tourists expected to leave for holidays this year.

The new Chinese border restriction comes at a time when the global tourism industry is already feeling the pressure of the global economic slowdown. In addition to the new Chinese restrictions, South Korea has also imposed a trade war with their southern neighbor, and travelers have been canceling trips to these two countries in response to the new travel restrictions. While this international tension does affect the tourism industry, the impact on China’s growth should not be overlooked. The restrictions on travel to and from certain regions of China will negatively affect foreign travelers, but the more direct impact on Chinese visitors will only be felt in the months and years ahead.