China Mulls Travel Exchange with US after Biden Eases Entry Rules

China Mulls Travel Exchange with US after Biden Eases Entry Rules
Apr 29, 2021 By eChinacities.com

China is considering a travel exchange with the US after the Biden administration reduced restrictions for students and professionals wishing to come to the country.

China considers travel exchange with US

Earlier this week, Washington announced that students and professionals from various countries, including China, would now be allowed to enter the US under certain circumstances. Students would be permitted to come to the country 30 days before the start of the new term in August.

It has been more than a year since the Trump administration banned anyone who had been in mainland China 14 days before travel from entering the US. Beijing also imposed strict controls on the entry of foreigners last March, essentially closing its borders in a bid to control the Covid-19 pandemic and stop the spread of imported infections.

In a press briefing yesterday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian welcomed the “positive move” and hinted that China may soon make similar arrangements to ease the path of entry for US students. “China, under the premise of safety, will study and have an overview on the matter of foreign students coming to China, maintain communication with all parties and push for safe and orderly personnel exchanges,” said Zhao.

Chinese news outlet Caixin reported on Wednesday that certain US airlines are preparing to put on more flights between the two countries on the back on the developments. An industry insider said American airlines were now just waiting for approval from China.

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Guest14963676
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According to the latest answer from the Foreign Ministry, we are informed that China is still making arrangements for the return of foreign students to China, and the specific date of the return of foreign students to China has not been decided yet.

Apr 30, 2021 10:13 Report Abuse

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George Kudjo
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During this time I pray the good lord guide and protect me as I travel

Apr 30, 2021 02:30 Report Abuse

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Guest14963676
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The global COVID-19 epidemic is still serious, and China is still facing the continuing challenge of imported prevention and control.Disease control experts say cross-border flows should be minimized in the current situation.

Apr 29, 2021 10:48 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
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Zhang Wenhong, director of the department of infectious diseases at Shanghai’s Huashan Hospital, said he had believed some countries, after sufficient vaccination, would open their borders first and the pandemic would be contained eventually, but the massive surge in India dramatically changed that scenario.

May 11, 2021 10:36 Report Abuse

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Guest14963676
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The European Union will recommend that member states ease border restrictions to travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, EU diplomats agreed on Wednesday. The measure would allow visitors from more countries to enter the bloc, provided they could prove they had been fully inoculated by an EU-approved vaccine.

May 28, 2021 13:37 Report Abuse