Excerpt of Foreign Ministry Regular Press Conference on November 5, 2020

Q: Chinese embassies in Belgium, the UK and the Philippines have announced that China will suspend entry to foreign travelers from these countries holding valid visas or residence permits. Can you tell us if these suspensions will affect other countries as well?

A: The notices issued by the Chinese embassies in the relevant countries have made it clear that this is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19.

Learning from other countries' practices and taking into consideration the evolving epidemic situation, we have adjusted measures concerning pertinent travelers to China. This is a reasonable and legitimate move consistent with international customary practices, and I believe it will be understood by all.

The Chinese embassies in relevant countries will publish timely notices in accordance with the evolving situation. You may keep following up on that.

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