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Since 0 am. September 28, 2020, it is allowed for foreign visitors who hold valid Chinese residence permits to enter China for three purposes, which is for work, for personal matters, and for a reunion. For those whose permits had been expired since 0 a.m. 28 March, if they don’t change the purpose to China, they can apply for new visas with the expired visa and relevant materials.

3 night Dang-Dang bus routes have been put into use in Beijing since August 27, 2020 to serve passengers, offering a good opportunity to enjoy the spectacular night views of the city. The 3 routes are respectively Chang’an Avenue Line to pass through China World Trade Center CBD, CITIC Tower, Zhongnanhai; South Central Axis Line along Tiananmen Square, the Great Hall of the People, Beijing Railway Station; and East Line through Sanlitun and Shichahai.

From July 20, 2020 on, China has required all the overseas passengers who leave for China to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 5 days before boarding the flight and the test should be carried out in the medical institutions designated by Chinese embassies and consulates. The measure is to mitigate the virus transmission across the border.

At the 209th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO on July 7, Xiangxi Geopark in Hunan Province and Zhangye Geopark in Gansu Province have been declared the UNESCO Global Geoparks and China’s total global geoparks have reached 41, accounting a quarter of the word’s total 161. There will be altogether 15 sites to join at this session.

The COVID-19 pandemic makes flight travel difficult and not so safe. The 9 tips help passengers stay away from virus during the flying, including self-monitoring, planning traffic on the road to airport, checking immigration & exit-entry policies and luggage allowance on epidemic prevention products.

Shanghai Disneyland Park declared to reopen on May 11, 2020 with controlled daily capacity of 24,000. Most attractions will be opened to the public except for some interactive activities. Visitors must purchase tickets online in advance and wear masks during visiting. The reopening time of the world’s other 5 Disneyland parks is still uncertain.

Due to the serious global coronavirus pandemic, China issued a suspension on entry for foreigners who hold valid Chinese visas or residence permits since March 28, 2020. All the visa-free transit policies are included as well, such as 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit, Hainan 30-day visa-free access. Visitors holding diplomatic, service, courtesy and C visas are excluded.

Bounced back from the coronavirus, China welcomes the resumption of work and return of business. About 3,700 scenic areas have declared to reopen and some of them offer discount ticket price. The opened sites include Badaling Great Wall, Yellow Mountain, West Lake, Potatso National Park…

China opened the world’s deepest and largest high speed railway station on December 30 in 2019 together with the adoption of new train timetable. The 102m (335ft) underground Badaling Great Wall Station is only about 200 meters to the famous Badaling Great Wall. In addition to this newly opened railway station, Beijing – Zhangjiakou, Zhangjiakou – Datong, Zhangjiakou – Hohhot and many other railways have been opened on the same day.

Since December 1, 2019, China’s 144-hour visa-free transit policy will be available in Xi’an, Chongqing and Ningbo Airports, totaling 27 ports. Ningbo Airport will be incorporated into Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang 144-hour visa-free transit ports. Besides, the stay area of Chengdu’s 144-hour visa-free transit will be expanded to 10 surrounding cities.

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