FG ENGAGES CHINESE EMBASSY ON NEW ENTRY MEASURES POLICY INTO CHINA FOR NIGERIAN NATIONALS

FG ENGAGES CHINESE EMBASSY ON NEW ENTRY MEASURES POLICY INTO CHINA FOR NIGERIAN NATIONALS
November 14 09:00 2020 Print This Article


By Martin Odiete, Abuja

The Nigeria Foreign Affairs Ministry says they have engaged the Chinese government over their recent decision to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria declaring further that the Honourable Minister, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama invited the Chargé D’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Zhao Yong to provide clarification on how the new Chinese visa restrictions affect Nigerians.


In a statement signed by the Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye he noted that the Chinese official provided some information which informed the reason for the restrictions.


He said the Chinese Embassy subsequently provided the following information:

• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China
by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding valid visas or residence permits, effective from
November 3rd, 2020. The Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria will no longer issue
Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned.

• Entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas (issued for foreign crew members)
will not be affected. Foreign nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visa
at Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Entry by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria with visas
issued after November 3rd, 2020 will not be affected.

• The suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of COVID-19.
The above-mentioned measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation
and any adjustment will be notified accordingly.

Meanwhile the Ministry maintained that they would continue to engage the Chinese Government on the issue and keep Nigerians informed.

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