China quickly bars entry of foreigners travelling from Canada

FILE Image: A traveller checks her cell mobile phone at Wuhan Tianhe Worldwide Airport subsequent the coronavirus condition (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has briefly banned entry of international nationals travelling from Canada, even if they maintain legitimate Chinese home permits for work, the Chinese consulate in Toronto said.

“All foreign nationals who hold valid Chinese home permits for get the job done, own issues and reunion are temporarily not allowed to enter China from Canada,” the consulate claimed in a statement on its web site on Saturday.

Entry with diplomatic and assistance visas will not be influenced, it mentioned.

The suspension arrives as Canada clamps down on cross-border travel because of to COVID-19 concerns. Canada noted 4,255 new instances on Saturday, with 19,942 fatalities because the begin of the pandemic.

All airline travellers arriving in Canada will be essential to get a COVID-19 examination at the airport and wait in a resort for up to three days at their expenditure until eventually the success arrive, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed on Friday.

In coming weeks Canadian vacationers returning from the United States by land will have to show a detrimental COVID-19 test outcome before becoming allowed entry.

Reporting by Ryan Woo Enhancing by William Mallard