In order to resume people-to-people exchanges between China and other countries in an orderly manner, starting from March 15, 2021, the Chinese Embassy in Austria will provide the following facilitation to visa applicants who have received Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and obtained the vaccination certificate:
1. Foreign applicants and their family members visiting China for resuming work and production in various fields only need to provide the documents according to the requirement before the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. The scope of applicants eligible for applying for a visa out of emergency humanitarian needs will be expanded as appropriate. Foreign family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouse, parents, children and other close relatives living together (referring to siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), may submit visa applications for the purposes of reuniting with family, taking care of the elderly, visiting relatives, attending funerals or visiting critically ill relatives.
3. Passengers holding valid APEC business travel cards may apply for the business visa (M Visa) by presenting the valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China.
Applicants are kindly reminded to contact Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Vienna for information about application procedures.
Meanwhile, the airline boarding requirements that passengers bound for China by plane shall complete the "double tests" (nucleic acid and serum IgM antibody tests) within 48 hours before boarding remains unchanged. After entering China, passengers shall abide by relevant regulations on quarantine and observation.
2021-02-17 Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Passengers flying from Austria to China