The French government has introduced a strict curfew. People are only allowed to leave the house if absolutely necessary. Everyone must carry an official form, an entry permit. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 135 euros. Further information is available on the homepage of the French Ministry of the Interior. You can obtain the form for the entry permit here (English version).
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China will again allow foreign direct flights to Beijing from tomorrow, September 3, 2020. According to Reuters, eight countries will initially be allowed to fly to the Chinese capital. In addition to Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and Austria.
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The Chinese consulate currently only issues business visas if an official invitation (also known as a PU invitation) has been issued. The DVKG can assist you in applying for an official invitation.
You will receive all general conditions in the order process or through your DVKG contact person.
The Chinese embassy announced:
In view of the rapid spread of the corona epidemic worldwide, the Chinese government has temporarily suspended the entry of foreigners with valid visas and residence permits into China since 28 March 2020. Furthermore, there are visa application possibilities for foreigners who come to China to undertake necessary economic, trade, scientific and technological activities, as well as for those who have to enter from humanitarian emergency situations.
In connection with the normalization of the prevention and control of the Corona epidemic and in order to further facilitate the exchange of personnel between the two sides, China has decided that persons from corresponding European countries (see list below) who have valid residence permits (residence permit for work, private affairs, relatives) can apply for a visa for China free of charge and without invitation at the Chinese foreign missions in these countries. After entry, these persons must comply with the Chinese government's regulations on epidemic control.
Special attention is drawn to the fact that foreigners who travel to China via "Fast Track" in order to pursue activities in the fields of business, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports, etc. must still submit a letter of invitation from the competent Chinese provincial authority to apply for a visa at the Chinese mission abroad in Germany. Anyone travelling to China by "Fast Track" and on a charter flight must still carry out a nucleic acid test (Covid-19 test, no older than 48 hours) in advance and board the aircraft with a negative test certificate.
The DVKG will assist you in recovering your visa as part of your residence permit and in the regular visa application process. Please contact your visa advisor for this purpose.
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List of European countries:
Arbania, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, Northern Macedonia, Belgium, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, Netherlands, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom
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