China Suspends Entry for UK Visas Holders, More Countries to Follow

China Suspends Entry for UK Visas Holders, More Countries to Follow
Nov 05, 2020 By eChinacities.com

The Chinese Embassy in the UK has announced that it is once again suspending entry to all non-Chinese citizens coming from the UK to China, even if they are holding valid visas and residence permits. The announcement, which was made on Thursday, is the latest bid by the Chinese government to keep the country largely COVID free this winter.

China Suspends Entry for UK Visas Holders, More Countries to Follow

After announcing that those wanting to travel from the UK to China would be required to take a nucleic acid and IgM antibody test before receiving a health declaration from the Chinese embassy, it has been revealed today that such declarations will no longer be issued.

The exceptions will be repatriating Chinese nationals and holders of diplomatic, service or C visas. Any foreign national who needs to fly to China from the UK for a business or personal emergency will be required to apply for a special visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Visas issued after November 3, 2020, will also not be affected.

The UK embassy said the suspension was a temporary measure that will be assessed and adjusted according to the evolving COVID situation in the country. According to expat WeChat groups in China, other countries, including Belgium, the Philippines, Poland, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic, are all now working under similar rules. A full list of the affected countries is currently unavailable, but similar restrictions are likely to be issued against other places with a high rate of infection.

Meanwhile, China’s largest carrier, China Southern Airlines, is to stop taking passengers from 21 countries who transfer via a third country on their way to China. The announcement was made on Tuesday, according to state media the Global Times.

eChinaCities.com has been unable to find the full list of 21 countries affected, but they are said to encompass 10 African nations, including Ethiopia, Guinea and Ghana, and eight Asian countries, including the Philippines, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Russia and Brazil are also said to be on the list.

The carrier said the move was made on the grounds of virus control shortly after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced the latest round of foreign flight suspensions. On October 30, the regulation suspended three international fights: a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Guangzhou after it transported nine COVID-positive passengers into China; a China Southern route from Dhaka to Guangzhou that imported 10 positive passengers; and an Air Canada flight from Moscow to Shijiazhuang, which transported 14 positive passengers.

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Guest14870252
comment|78848|1652250

Kenneth, does this Chinese tactic of deflection and diversion have an official name? Are you part of a group? Does this fall under the framework of "Wolf Warrior" diplomacy? I'm genuinely interested

Nov 13, 2020 15:27 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78824|1652250

Classic Whataboutism here Kenneth. Does China's operation of diversion and deflection have a name too? China will have to be quite creative to distract the world from their history on creating pandemics

Nov 11, 2020 06:13 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78841|1662630

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-science-idUSKBN23X2HQ

Nov 12, 2020 09:45 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78843|1662630

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FLFH6WsZu8M

Nov 12, 2020 09:47 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78845|1662630

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BCFcLqjvuHQ&t=1s

Nov 12, 2020 09:51 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78808|1652250

Kenneth, did you actually read those sources you've posted? They have not even been peer reviewed. Is this what they're using to brainwash people in China? Hahaha

Nov 09, 2020 20:18 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78812|1662630

I read from number of sources all this while. It's up to you to believe it or not, no one can force you to do so. Similarly western msm has been using spreading fake news to glorify western imperialism and brainwashed the world for decades. A search on operation mockingbird is good enough to tell us.

Nov 10, 2020 07:40 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78814|1662630

https://inthesetimes.com/article/the-cia-spread-fake-news-before-trump-did-finks-paris-review

Nov 10, 2020 07:46 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78816|1662630

m.digitaljournal.com/news/world/op-ed-us-government-is-a-prime-producer-of-fake-news/article/480523

Nov 10, 2020 07:48 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78818|1662630

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-cia-paid-and-threatened-journalists-to-do-its-work

Nov 10, 2020 07:49 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78820|1662630

https://medium.com/@LaurenvonB/operation-mockingbird-the-cias-history-of-media-manipulation-history-fe10cc2f3f9b Additional info are available from internet. You may disagreed which is fine, but history never lies. You may find sources on the Spain Covid 19 found in Spain as early as March 2019 in Reuters and number of sources too.

Nov 10, 2020 07:53 Report Abuse

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Clinthstyle
comment|78792|2017142

Who will give me a good audience about this job and payment

Nov 09, 2020 05:09 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78786|1652250

Covid originates from Spain in February 2019? Or does Spain have a large Chinese community which regularly travels? Please specify

Nov 08, 2020 10:28 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78760|1652250

UK is in lockdown due to fake and discredited forecast numbers. Boris has no idea what he's doing

Nov 08, 2020 06:41 Report Abuse

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barlo301
comment|78758|73165

since xi, there will be few foreigners here. i was working since 2006, we always had 6 foreign teachers. last years, i am alone or one more. its the xi strategy got rid of free mind foreigners, students. d

Nov 08, 2020 06:38 Report Abuse

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Ozumar123
comment|78744|2016432

I think that is the best way to reduce covic 19 from coming back to China for

Nov 07, 2020 15:58 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78742|1652250

All of the world's cases were exported from China. The virus just wants to come home.

Nov 07, 2020 11:32 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78762|1662630

It was found as early as February 2019 in Spain.

Nov 08, 2020 07:50 Report Abuse

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andybrocks2012
comment|78803|99083

source?

Nov 09, 2020 13:51 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78804|1662630

https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/sars-cov-2-traces-detected-in-barcelona-waste-water-from-march-2019-336688 https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/27/coronavirus-traces-found-in-march-2019-sewage-sample-spanish-study-shows.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLgaHXizTm0

Nov 09, 2020 18:56 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78806|1662630

Source: Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-science-idUSKBN23X2HQ

Nov 09, 2020 19:07 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78732|1662630

UK and European are experiencing second or third wave. If the situation is not critical, why would UK, France, Germany locked down for a month? A lot of the recent case are imported cases.

Nov 07, 2020 07:26 Report Abuse

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Guest14870252
comment|78730|1652250

Really makes no sense for the ban to be put in place now. "Cases" in the UK have been the same for a month now. And Yes, preventing covid from existing in the first place would have been the best option, why didn't China think of that?

Nov 06, 2020 16:56 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78722|1662630

Prevention and control is one of the best option at this moment. Hopefully vaccines will be made available by year end.

Nov 06, 2020 08:27 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78720|1662630

Few days ago, passengers who were on flight from India to Wuhan were tested positive. Country with high number of cases for instance India should be temporary banned from entering China.

Nov 06, 2020 08:24 Report Abuse