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Notice on Visa Facilitation for Applicants Inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccines Produced in China

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Sierra Leone will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the authentic vaccination certificate:

1, Foreign nationals and their family members going to China for resuming work and production in various fields (work, business, visit categories) need only to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa.

2, The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3, Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the business visa (M VISA) by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in the mainland of China.

Please be noted

1) The above-mentioned visa facilitation applies only to applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China (either having received two doses of Chinese-made vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or having received a single-dose Chinese-made vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application) and obtained the authentic vaccination certificate.

All those regulations regarding airline boarding requirements for Health Declaration Code (Issued on the basis of negative COVID-19 nucleic acid and anti-body blood tests results) remain unchanged. Upon entering China, all passengers are kindly requested to follow the regulations of quarantine.

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