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China’s post-pandemic travel plans slowed by eight-week wait for visas to Europe
09/02/2023 09:07 AM | Click to read full article
China’s abrupt removal of Covid curbs caught certain embassies and consulates in the country off guard and understaffed, making it difficult to issue visas and delaying the restart of international economic operations. While visa applications could be completed sometimes in a matter of days prior to the pandemic, some Chinese executives are waiting as long as six to eight weeks to get business visas to travel to Europe, Joerg Wuttke, head of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.