China has announced that it will resume issuing business and tourist visas as part of its plan to reopen the country.
CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reported that the visas, which were suspended at the start of the pandemic, will be reinstated.
The move is aimed at attracting more foreign investment, and several American high-level executives are expected to attend government-sponsored events next week.
Travelers are welcoming the news, and more people are traveling to China for business and tourism.
While there are no more COVID-19 tests or health scans required at Beijing airport, masks are still advised.
However, travel restrictions and geopolitics still weigh on travel, particularly between the U.S.
Travelers from the U.S.
still need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before boarding a flight to China, and direct flights between the two countries have been capped at 12 a week.
Finally, Chinese group tours to other countries have expanded, but the U.S.
is not on the list.