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Visa Facilitation for Foreign Nationals with Valid Chinese Residence Permits

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, the Chinese Government announced on March 28th , 2020 that foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits are temporarily barred from entering China. Nonetheless foreign nationals travelling to China for essential economic, trade, scientific or technological activities and emergent humanitarian needs are still permitted to apply for visas.

As the prevention and control of COVID -19 has become a new normalcy, to facilitate bilateral exchanges, China has decided that foreign nationals from the countries listed below who hold valid residence permits, including work permits, permits for family reunion and permits for personal issues, may apply for visas free of charge at any Chinese Embassy or Consulate in these countries. After entering China, foreign nationals are kindly requested to comply with local government epidemic prevention regulations.


Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Greece

August 12 2020


List of applicable countries

Albania, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Belgium, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom

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