China eases entry rules for citizens of 36 European countries

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 13(Greenpost) –China has relaxed entry restrictions for some European countries’ citizens with valid residence permits, offering a route back into the country for thousands of people displaced by border closures and canceled flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.
 Passport holders from 36 European nations, including Germany, France and the U.K., will be allowed to apply for a Chinese visa “free of charge” without an invitation letter, according to a notice (link in German) published Wednesday by the Chinese embassy in Berlin.
 As the coronavirus spread worldwide in March, China shut its borders to foreign citizens and even denied entry to those with valid work or residence permits or family living in the country, leaving thousands of people stranded.

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