China has announced that it has temporarily suspended entry of Nigerians and non-Chinese nationals into the country over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinese authorities announced that its embassy would no longer issue a certified health declaration form for non-Chinese nationals in the country, and suspended Nigerians and others from entry into China in a notice on Thursday.
The notice also stated that holders of diplomatic passports, service, courtesy or C visas would not be affected by the regulation.
The notice read: “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visa or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.”
The authorities further added that the measures would be reviewed in accordance with the “evolving situation”.
“The Chinese embassy and consulate in Nigeria will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned personnel,” it added.