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Delayed tourist visas

Only domestic tourists can go sightseeing in China for the time being.

While Chinese tourists are allowed to travel the world again after the end of zero-Covid, China continues to keep its own borders closed to foreign tourists. “At the moment, it is unfortunately not possible to apply for a tourist visa,” the official China visa office in Berlin explained on inquiry. So far, only business travelers and first-degree relatives from abroad are allowed to enter the People’s Republic. Students, too, can in principle apply for a visa again with corresponding invitations from Chinese host universities. However, as for tourist visas, a date for issuance “cannot be predicted at the moment.”

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