China will grant unilateral visa-free entry for up to 15 days to travelers holding ordinary passports of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.
China's 72-hour and 144-hour visa-free transit policies have been extended to visitors from 54 countries, with Norway being the latest addition to the list, an official from the National Immigration Administration said on Nov 17.
The Foreign Ministry said on Oct 30 that China will continue to improve its visa policies and actively create more favorable conditions to boost cross-border travel.
A new version of the Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card will be officially launched and issued on Dec 1, incorporating new technology for better personal information protection and wider application scenarios, the National Immigration Administration said on Sept 15.
Foreigners will be able to make appointments and inquiries related to their visas and other documents starting from Oct 9 on the government service platform of the National Immigration Administration.
China will fully restore fast-lane entry and exit services at all ports starting on Monday, facilitating the cross-border travel of Chinese citizens and foreign nationals.
China's visa offices abroad will resume issuing all types of visas to foreigners on March 15 to facilitate cross-border travels.
The 14 exit and entry administration service windows in Qingdao, Shandong province have all opened since the country optimized its immigration administration policies and measures on Jan 8.