March 14. According to The Associated Press, the Chinese government revealed that all types of visas would once again be issued to international tourists, starting on Wednesday. Visa-free entry is also expected to return for approved destinations and cruise ships that had no visa requirements before the COVID-19 outbreak.
For travelers with visas issued before March 28, 2020, they will still be permitted to enter the country. Chinese officials said visa-free entry will be offered to international visitors entering Guangdong in southern China from Hong Kong and Macao.
China previously approved outbound group tours for Chinese citizens, with the positive results of the pilot program leading the government to reopen its borders.
Source: Travel Pulse