A new version of the Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card of the People's Republic of China has been issued and put into use on Dec 1, 2023
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.
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.
Travelers to China welcomed the removal of entry quarantine requirements starting Jan 8, the first day when China downgraded management of the COVID with measures designed for combating Class B infectious diseases instead of Class A infectious diseases.
Airline passengers who arrived on the Chinese mainland on Jan 8 said the arrival process was smooth and fast, after the requirements of quarantine and undergoing a nucleic acid test were scrapped.