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Notice on Providing Convenience to Visa Applicants

In order to resume people-to-people exchanges between China and foreign countries in an orderly manner, starting from March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Switzerland will provide the following conveniences to visa applicants who have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting China for resuming work and production in various fields need only to provide the documents required before the COVID-19 pandemic when applying for a visa.

2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Passengers holding valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the business visa to the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Switzerland by presenting the valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China.

The requirement that passengers bound for China by flights shall complete the "double tests" (nucleic acid and serum IgM antibody tests) within 48 hours before boarding remains unchanged. After entering China, passengers shall abide by the relevant Chinese regulations on isolation and observation.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Zurich

                                    March 15,2021

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