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China Places Temporary Ban on Foreign Visitors

China Places Temporary Ban on Foreign Visitors
Kaelin Dodge

China has seen a serious decrease in their number of coronavirus cases, with the country preparing to come out of lockdown on April 8. The cases they have been seeing pop-up, however, have been considered “imported”, being defined in an article from the BBC as, “either foreigners coming into China, or returning Chinese nationals.”

To ensure that these imported cases don’t get out of hand, China is shutting putting a temporary ban on travel for visitors to the country. There are exceptions, which are detailed in this statement put out by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

So to get right down to it—if you aren’t from China and have no reason to be traveling there (no, personal business doesn’t count), you will not be able to enter.

View Comments (7)


  1. sventrax

    March 28, 2020 at 8:46 am

    china, in reality ccp, was so upset when western ‘racist’ countries applied the ban. Each banned country should call the chinese ambassador requesting an apology. My feelings are so terribly hurt.

  2. mvoight

    March 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Sventrax -There is a difference between placing a ban on one country and placing one all countries.

  3. jjmoore

    March 30, 2020 at 5:26 am

    There is no ban needed to keep me from traveling to China – a country with a less-than-trustworthy communist government. No information that comes from their leaders can be trusted, especially as it pertains to their situation in this pandemic. Their numbers are nothing but lies, and if you disagree with this, you disagree with fundamental pandemic mathematics.

    This whole situation has me re-evaluating if I would ever spend my own money to visit this country again in its current state of government.

  4. glob99

    March 30, 2020 at 9:23 am

    The OFFICIAL numbers are down, but are the real numbers down? China usually reports less than 100 people die from the flu each year, so they are well practiced in fudging numbers.

  5. davistev

    March 30, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    So funny, After this nightmare is over, people will remember the lies China told. China will be off many people’s list of destinations for a long time to come.

  6. strickerj

    March 31, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Yes, there’s a difference between a ban on travelers from what was at the time the only hotbed of Coronavirus activity and a blanket ban on all foreigners – IMHO, what China is doing is worse.

  7. 200nites

    April 22, 2020 at 8:50 am

    lol @ the muted outcry by Western journalists.

    Fact is that they have cost the world trillions in GDP & Governments around the world are going into severe debt to combat the financial impact. Further, their secrecy has led to close to $200K deaths with millions out of work & their initial hoarding of PPE has caused health care workers to be exposed/die from to this deadly virus.

    Add to it, the human rights violation of the Uighur population and now Hong Kong & there should be sanctions against the Chinese Government.

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