China to facilitate visas for foreigners inoculated with Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine

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China will issue visas to foreigners who have been inoculated with Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines. Chinese embassies in various countries including the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom released a statement yesterday saying they would facilitate visas for applicants who have been vaccinated with Chinese-made jabs.

Only those who are travelling to China for work, or those who have family in the country, are eligible. There was no explanation as to why only foreigners vaccinated with Chinese-made jabs are precedent over those who have been inoculated with another vaccine.

Please be noted that the above-mentioned visa facilitation applies only to applicants who have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines produced in China, having either received two doses of Chinese-made vaccines with the stipulated gap in between, or received a single-dose Chinese-made vaccine at least 14 days prior to the application, and obtained the vaccination certificate.

Thailand ordered 2 million doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine. The first batch of 200,000 doses arrived last month. The Thai government is in negotiations to buy another 5 million doses.

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Thailand’s Covid-19 immunisation campaign will be primary with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was developed in partnership with Oxford University. The Thai government ordered 61 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and received the first round of just over 100,000 doses last month.

SOURCES: Chinese Embassy

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