The Foreign Ministry said on Oct 30 that China will continue to improve its visa policies and actively create more favorable conditions to boost cross-border travel.
The APEC business travel card is a reciprocal multilateral visa arrangement made by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to facilitate trade and investment in this region.
The Ministry of Public Security and the National Immigration Administration recently implemented regional visa-free entry policies.
Foreigners will be able to make appointments and inquiries related to their visas and other documents starting from Oct 9 on the government service platform of the National Immigration Administration.
Foreigners who need to urgently travel to China for short business visits, tourism, family gatherings can apply for a 72/144 hour visa-free transit.
China will facilitate the issuance of port visas and multiple renewals for foreign businessmen, according to the Ministry of Public Security and National Immigration Administration.
Xiamen immigration authorities fully restored fast-lane entry and exit services on May 15 to facilitate cross-border travel.