The Chinese government has temporarily suspended Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits entry into China. This suspension is due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria announced this in a public notice on Thursday, 5 November. They added the Embassy will no longer issue a certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country.

In the communique, entry by holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected.

Foreign nationals visiting China for emergency needs may apply for visas at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate.

Also, the communique stated that entry by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria with visas issued after 3 November 2020 will not be affected.

The Chinese authorities said the suspension is a temporary response necessitated by the current situation of Covid-19.

According to the statement, the above-mentioned measures will be assessed in accordance with the evolving situation and any adjustment will be announced accordingly.