More and more countries are getting on the list of who possibly are able to return to China. Yes, only possibly. Restrictions, very few and expensive flights and a 14 days obligatory/ paid quarantine are a few of the many requirements still in place to re-enter China. Below is the updated list of countries possibly able to return to China, more info on international flights, and details of the documents such as PU letters and criteria needed to return.
Things to note before returning to China:
– If you are a citizen of a listed country, you will still be required to take and receive a negative nucleic acid test up to 3 days prior to boarding.
– Next, you will still be subject to local quarantine policies after landing in China.
– Finally, it appears you will need a new visa and dependant on which visa, you most likely need a PU letter (issued by the local Foreign Affairs Office).

Please contact your local embassy/consulate for details as confirmation of what process to follow.

So, The list of countries able to return to China is as follows:
Country
Date of Entry-into-force
1RussiaIn Effect
2EgyptIn Effect
3PakistanIn Effect
4BangladeshIn Effect
5Saudi ArabiaIn Effect
6ChadIn Effect
7IranIn Effect
8LuxembourgIn Effect
9ThailandIn Effect
10KenyaIn Effect
11TurkeyIn Effect
12North MacedoniaIn Effect
13MaltaIn Effect
14Sao Tome and PrincipeIn Effect
15CameroonIn Effect
16UgandaIn Effect
17GuineaIn Effect
18ZimbabweIn Effect
19Sri LankaIn Effect
20PhilippinesIn Effect
21GambiaIn Effect
22CambodiaIn Effect
23RwandaIn Effect
24MalaysiaIn Effect
25MauritaniaIn Effect
26NigerIn Effect
27MaldivesIn Effect
28United KingdomIn Effect
29ComorosIn Effect
30SenegalIn Effect
31EthiopiaIn Effect
32BelgiumIn Effect
33CongoIn Effect
34ROK
(Republic of Korea)
In Effect
35SerbiaIn Effect
36CyprusIn Effect
37TunisiaIn Effect
38UAE
(United Arab Emirates)
In Effect
39NepalIn Effect
40BulgariaIn Effect
41BeninIn Effect
42IndonesiaIn Effect
43IrelandIn Effect
44BelarusIn Effect
45SingaporeIn Effect
46ItalyIn Effect
47QatarIn Effect
48GermanyIn Effect
49Bosnia and HerzegovinaIn Effect
50GreeceIn Effect
51CzechiaIn Effect
52BotswanaIn Effect
53LiechtensteinIn Effect
54South AfricaIn Effect
55SwitzerlandIn Effect
56SwazilandIn Effect
57SpainIn Effect
58AndorraIn Effect
59BahrainIn Effect
60IcelandIn Effect
61BurundiIn Effect
62DenmarkIn Effect
63KuwaitIn Effect
64MoldovaIn Effect
65NigeriaIn Effect
66PortugalIn Effect
67Sierra LeoneIn Effect
68SomaliaIn Effect
69BruneiIn Effect
70VietnamIn Effect
71AustriaIn Effect
72GabonIn Effect
73MexicoIn Effect
74New ZealandIn Effect
75FranceIn Effect
76TanzaniaIn Effect
77SlovakiaIn Effect
78Morocco2020.09.15
So, What documents do I need?

Although all embassies and consulate are different and may have different policies (so please do check!) the Chinese Embassy and Consulates Generals in the U.K. has released more details of which documents are needed for each visa that are currently accepted. Take a look below.

1. Firstly, citizens and applicants from any of the 35 other European countries who are holding a valid Foreigner’s Residence Permit (sample attached below) of China for work, private matters or family reunion, or need to go to China for the same visiting purpose as shown on the Residence Permit.

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, the application form
  • Secondly, a photocopy of the passport information page
  • Thirdly, a photocopy of the valid resident permit
  • Finally, a copy of the birth certificate if the applicant is under 18, and other supporting documents.

 

2. Applicant (inc. the accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who does not hold a valid Foreigner’s Residence Permit of China for work, private matters or family reunion, but has an “Invitation Letter (PU/TE)” or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government of the intended visit, or by the provincial Department of Commerce to visit China for economic, trade, scientific, technological, culture or sports purposes;

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, the application form
  • Secondly, a copy of PU/TE letter
  • Thirdly, a photocopy of the passport information page
  • Finally, a copy of the birth certificate if the applicant is under 18, and other supporting documents
3. Applicant (Inc. the accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) who does not hold a valid Foreigner’s Residence Permit of China for work, private matters or family reunion, but has obtained “Notification Letter of Foreigners Work Permit” as well as “Invitation Letter (PU/TE)” or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” to work in China;

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, the application form
  • Secondly, a copy of PU/TE letter
  • Thirdly, a photocopy of the passport information page
  • Finally, a copy of the birth certificate if the applicant is under 18, and other supporting documents
4. Applicants who intend to visit China for the following humanitarian reasons:
A) So, to visit an immediate family member (Inc. parents, spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren) who is in critical medical condition and in need of care, or arrange funeral matters of an immediate family member in China;

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, photocopies of a medical certificate or death certificate
  • Secondly, proof of relationships (Inc. birth certificate, marriage certificate, Chinese household registration, certificate letters from the local police bureau in China, notarial certificate of kinship, etc.)
  • Finally, an invitation letter from relatives in China is required.
B) Alternatively, Spouse and children under the age of 18 of a Chinese citizen or a foreigner who holds a valid Chinese Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card, to visit China for family reunion;

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, an invitation letter
  • Secondly, photocopies of the Chinese Identity Card or the Chinese Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card
  • Finally, proof of relationships
C) Finally, the applicant (Inc. the accompanying spouse and children under the age of 18) to look after or support his/her Chinese parents;

Therefore, please bring:

  • Firstly, an invitation letter from the parent
  • Secondly, photocopies of his/her (parents) Chinese Identity Card
  • Finally, proof of relationships
5. Additionally, applicants for the crew (C) visa. 

 

Finally, please be aware:

  • You will need to fill in the online application form and make an appointment to the nearest Chinese Visa Application Centre before submitting applications in person.
  • Not to mention, visa applications for other visiting purposes which are not included above can not be accepted at the moment.
International Flights

Once you have managed to make it over the first visa hurdle but then you may run into your second barrier. Previously, flights where few and far between which meant awful layovers. Not to mention the prices were through the roof. However, things are slowly looking up as more international flights are confirmed.

Following on from this, there are confirmed flights to Chengdu from Manila, Phnom Penh, Singapore, Kathmandu, Vancouver, and Frankfurt. Please check the link below for the updated international flight schedule:

https://m.flight.qunar.com/shark/preview?cid=3250

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Moreover, are you eligible to return to CHENGDU and need a PU letter? Alternatively, are you unsure if this applies to you? Or would you like to obtain a work visa without leaving CHENGDU? Yes, only for Chengdu…

In conclusion, only specific people are able to come back and need the right paperwork at this moment. Also, for PU letter application, it depends on which sector/ district you work in, and your employer needs to provide the right paperwork.

Otherwise, to not leave Chengdu and obtain a work visa, you need a bachelors degree, paperwork and enough time.

In brief, if you’re able to provide these documents, please do contact us with the QR code below. 
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