China’s National Immigration Administration has rolled out special measures to facilitate foreigners’ stay in China as well as their arrivals and departures amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
With no need of a separate application, foreigners in China will have their stay or residence permits extended automatically for two months during the epidemic period.
Immigration offices nationwide will issue urgent exit and entry permits within 24 fours for those coming to China for anti-COVID-19 missions, including medical assistance, drug development and academic exchanges.
Foreigners who come to China to engage in important business and scientific research activities may apply for a port visa at the port of entry if they do not have time to complete the visa in advance due to emergencies.
Like Chinese citizens, foreign residents in China can file applications online and have documents delivered to their homes after the issuance.