China to suspend entry of non-Chinese nationals from B’desh

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BY SUMI KHAN
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS)
China has announced to temporarily suspend the entry of non-Chinese nationals with valid Chinese visas or residency permits in Bangladesh due to the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.
This information was shared in a Facebook post by the Chinese embassy in Dhaka on Thursday.
Entry of non-Chinese nationals travelling from Bangladesh suspended, holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.
Entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected, said China authority.
The suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of Covid-19, the embassy said.
The measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation and any adjustment will be announced accordingly.
Non-Chinese nationals currently in Bangladesh with visas issued after November 5 will not be affected.
Foreign nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visas at the Chinese Embassy.

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