China explains entry restrictions amid COVID-19

Added On November 6, 2020

China says temporary suspension of entry into China for foreign nationals from relevant countries is reasonable.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson made the remarks in response to a query about China's adjustment of entry restrictions for British and Belgian personnel.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): WANG WENBIN, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
"Learning from other countries' practices and taking into consideration the evolving epidemic situation, we have adjusted measures concerning pertinent travelers to China, such adjustment is reasonable and legitimate move consistent with international customary practices."   
According to the notices issued by the relevant Chinese embassies, non-Chinese nationals in the aforementioned countries holding visas or residence permits are temporarily not allowed entry into China.   
Wang said the relevant Chinese embassies would issue timely notices in accordance with the evolving situation.