After this step of the government, it is expected that a large number of Chinese people may go abroad on the occasion of Lunar New Year next month. China had one of the harshest anti-Covid measures in the world.
The Chinese government has said it will resume issuing passports for tourism. The country had isolated itself for almost three years to control the corona virus. After this step of the government, it is expected that a large number of Chinese people may go abroad on the occasion of Lunar New Year next month. China had one of the harshest anti-Covid measures in the world. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping is trying to minimize the effects of these measures on the economy.
The rule of keeping people imprisoned in their homes kept the rate of infection in China low, but it increased public anger and affected economic growth. After the decision taken on Tuesday, Chinese citizens can visit tourist places in Asia and Europe on the occasion of Lunar New Year starting from January 22, 2023. Due to this, there is a possibility of spread of corona virus infection, as China is currently battling the wave of Kovid. Japan, India, South Korea and Taiwan have said that Covid testing of people coming from China is necessary.
China stopped issuing visas to foreigners and passports to its citizens in early 2020 as part of strict measures to control the COVID pandemic. This was an attempt to prevent students, businessmen and other people from going abroad. There was also a ban on people from other countries coming to China. Although businessmen were allowed to travel, they had to remain in isolation for a week. China’s National Immigration Administration said it will start accepting applications for ordinary passports for tourism from January 8.
The agency also said it would accept applications for extension, renewal or re-issuance of visas. However, it did not indicate whether visas would be granted to first-time applicants. The agency said China would “gradually reopen” and accept foreign visitors. It also did not indicate when China’s gates would open to foreign travelers. The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that China will work with all countries to restore security and stability in global industrial and supply chains and promote global economic recovery.
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