Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Foreigners must take China-made Covid-19 vaccine to get visa

China says it will offer a visa to foreigners who have taken a jab of the China-made Covid-19 vaccine, Channels TV reports.

Many foreigners who work and have families inside the country were stranded as the country closed its borders to foreigners in March 2020 to curtail the virus’ spread.

The China embassy in the U.S. said in a statement released on Monday that it would begin to process ”visa applicants inoculated with Chinese Covid-19 vaccines.”

The statement further noted that the reopening would apply from this week to foreigners visiting the Chinese mainland for work resumption, business travel, or ”humanitarian needs,” such as reuniting with family members.

Chinese embassies in other countries like Pakistan, the Philippines, India, Italy, and Sri Lanka had published similar statements.

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