China pledges expedited passport services to aid COVID-19 fight

(Xinhua) 09:55, August 05, 2021

A staff member of the entry-exit frontier defence inspection station checks the personnel on a plane at the Yiwu International Airport in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, March 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Jinliang)

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China's National Immigration Administration said on Wednesday that it will offer timely or expedited passport services to Chinese citizens entering or leaving the country to participate in global anti-COVID-19 efforts or the resumption of business.

Individuals who cannot postpone their overseas travels for education, employment or business purposes will be granted passports or entry and exit documents if their travels are confirmed as necessary, said Liu Haitao, an official with the administration, at a press conference.

He nevertheless stressed that the administration will continue the policy of restricting non-urgent and unnecessary cross-border travel. 

(Web editor: Xia Peiyao, Liang Jun)


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