China: Resumption of Entry Permissions for APEC Card Holders 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of China will allow holders of valid APEC business travel cards to enter the country beginning 24 August 2022  


The government of China announced that Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation business travel card (APEC) holders will be permitted to enter the country for business purposes beginning 24 August 2022. Eligible foreign nationals must hold a valid APEC business travel card that is not due to expire while the traveler is in China.  

Travelers should continue to ensure that they meet all COVID-19 related entry requirements for China prior to entry. For additional information on COVID-19 related requirements, check here

What are the Changes?  

The government of China announced that travelers with valid APEC business cards will be permitted to enter the country effective 24 August 2022. Previously, APEC business card holders were required to apply for special permission in order to enter China. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of China’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 14 August 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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