Notice on visa facilitation for people bound to China inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China
2021/03/13

In view of resuming people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March 2021, the Chinese Embassy in Malta will provide the following facilitation for visa applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China and obtained the vaccination certificate:

1. Foreign nationals and their family members visiting the mainland of 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. The Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments or the headquarters of central state-owned enterprises are no longer required.

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 reunion with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.

3. Holders of valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the M visa by presenting the original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in the mainland of China.

Reminder:

Other applicants should still follow the visa procedure and pandemic prevention measures as stated in the Notice on Updated Requirements for Chinese Visa Application issued on 3rd November, 2020 and Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results issued on 11th November 2020 posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Malta.

Currently, the Chinese Government is exploring the possibility of building a mutual recognition mechanism of health certificate with the relevant countries on the basis of friendly consultation, in an effort to reach a mutual recognition of the information of nucleic acid test and vaccination to facilitate the people-to-people exchanges.

 

 

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