Coronavirus: Travel and Immigration Disruptions
Due to the Coronavirus countries have implemented restrictions on entry and exit, visa and work permit issuance, closed ports, tightened quarantine rules and taken other measures in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
These restrictions may affect international business travel and assignment plans. As the list of restrictions is exhaustive and subject to changes we will not elaborate on the specifics per country in our newsletter.
For China, except for the closure of the exit channel at Wuhan ports, all port visa agencies are operating as usual. Visa-free transit for foreigners is still effective, and all land, sea and air ports of China are functioning. Foreign and mainland Chinese nationals can enter or exit as usual with their valid international travel documents, although many other countries have adopted entry restrictions for travellers from mainland China.
In case you are a Chinese national currently in the Netherlands on a Schengen visa and you are not able to return to China while your Schengen visa will expire, you can file a request for extension of your current Schengen visa at one of the IND desks. Note that a decision taken by the authorities to extend your visa is based on your personal and specific circumstances.
Expat Management Group will immediately inform you in case of any travel restrictions.
- 28 February 2020
- Posted by: Expat Management Group
- Category: Insights