NEW RULES AS OF 7.9.2020 TO CHINA IN ADDITION TO VISA | Lähialuematkat

NEW RULES AS OF 7.9.2020 TO CHINA IN ADDITION TO VISA

CHINA TO ISSUE VISAS FOR NECESSARY NEEDS

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to continue to suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas to China. Meanwhile, foreign nationals traveling to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergent humanitarian needs may still apply for visa. After entering China, you are kindly requested to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations of the local governments.

Kindly notice that instead of the usual invitation, an official Invitation Letter of Local Foreign Affairs Office or Invitation Letter of Local Commerce Bureau in China is now required for business travel. Also, the old Health Declaration Form has been replaced with the new one. See the instructions below.

The Visa Application Service Center is currently open on Thursdays only, and the normal business visa processing time is one week. Express visa is possible to apply too, with 2-3 day processing time.

AS OF 7.9.2020 THE NEW HEALTH DECLARATION FORM AND MANDATORY COVID-19 TEST NEEDED

Starting from September 7, 2020 passengers who fly from Finland to China will need to apply for a certified Health Declaration and present it before departure. For that document you will need to fill and sign a new Health Declaration Form https://solovisa.fi/public_files/102/file and take a nucleic acid COVID-19 test, not more than 3 days old (before the trip takes place). Send the scanned copies of these documents to consulate by email. The Chinese consulate will certificate your Health Declaration and return it for you by email. Keep and present the document while boarding or when ever asked.

You can process the certification easily by yourself, or you can use our service. Act according to these instructions https://solovisa.fi/public_files/102/file if you want to process the certificate by yourself. In case you want us to process the document on your behalf, kindly send the filled and signed health declaration and the negative COVID-19 test result to our email viisumit@lahialuematkat.fi. Our service fee is 20 eur.

Kindly note, that you will have to go the following designated health institutions to take the COVID-19 test: Aava, Mehiläinen, Terveystalo, BiopSense, Vita Laboratioriot, SYNLAB Finland and Yhtyneet Medix Laboratoriot.

Should you have any questions, kindly contact our visa specialist, viisumit@lahialuematkat.fi, +358 9 6689 5735 (Mo – Fri at 10 – 16). Our office at Vuorimiehenkatu in Helsinki will be open Mo – Fri at 10 – 14.