As a result of the unending coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese government has restricted Nigerians from entering its borders.
The Asian nation noted however that its recent immigration decision will not affect persons who have diplomatic passports, service, courtesy or C visas.
The government disclosed that it will no longer issue health declaration certificates for non-citizens. However, it said that the restriction will be eased as the situation of the deadly virus becomes less intense.
The statement from the Chinese embassy read:
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement. “Foreign nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visas at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate.
The above-mentioned measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation and any adjustment will be announced accordingly.”