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China’s Visa-Free Policies: Latest Updates


With borders open again, we look at all of the China visa-free policies that are currently in place and clarify who is eligible to benefit from them.

Traveling to China After Reopening – What’s Changed?


We offer the latest advice on traveling to China since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, from visas to testing to travel precautions.

China Travel Update – Customs Scraps Health Declaration Requirement for All Travelers from November 1


Travelers leaving and entering China no longer need to fill in the Health Declaration Card as the last of the COVID-era travel requirements is lifted.

China to Optimize Travel between the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao Starting January 8, 2023


On January 5, 2023, China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office announced that it will further optimize personal exchange between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macao, as part of moves to reopen its border and resume cross-border travel.

China to Resume Passport, Visa Issuance Starting January 8, 2023


Starting from January 8, 2023, China will resume the issuance of passports for Chinese citizens, ordinary visas and residence permits for foreigners, as well as tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers.

Free China Expat Culture Book Download


Sept. 30 – China Expat, China Briefing’s sister site covering all things concerning the interaction between overseas expatriates and Chinese culture, celebrates 10 years of existence this year and has released a complimentary book – “China Expat – A Decade of Writing: 2001-2011” – with a selection of articles contributed to the title over the […]

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