JUST IN: China bars Nigerians, others from entry due to Coronavirus

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The Chinese Government, has disclosed the temporary suspension of entry into China by non-Chinese Citizens in Nigeria who holds valid visas and residence permit due to the COVID-19 outbreak globally.

 

H-Forbes gathered that, the announcement was made in a statement which was released by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria through a Tweet post on their official Twitter handle on Thursday the 5th November, 2020.

 

According to the statement, the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria said that they will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned personnel.

 

However, it said that foreign national with diplomatic visas may not be affected and those visiting for an emergency needs will have to apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy.

 

The statement reads “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.”

 

“The Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned personnel.”

 

“Entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected.

Foreign Nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visas at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Entry by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria with visas issued after 3 November 2020 will not be affected.”

 

The statement is clarified that the suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19. It also stated that these measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation and any adjustment will be announced respectively.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.”

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