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 Nov 24.
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 continue to optimize visa policies to better facilitate cross-border travel as the country has seen a steady increase in inbound arrivals.
China will fully restore fast-lane entry and exit services at all ports.
Visa applications for tourist and private visits have resumed in Shanghai.
There are two student visa types in China - X1 Visa and X2 Visa.
Fewer Chinese received passports in the first six months of this year as the country continued strict border control to contain COVID-19.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China National Immigration Administration Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020.