China says it resumes issuing ordinary visas for Japanese citizens
BEIJING — China has resumed the issuance of ordinary visas for Japanese citizens traveling to the country, the Chinese embassy in Japan said on Sunday, in a move that could ease a diplomatic row.
Effective on Sunday, the embassy and Chinese consulates in Japan will resume the examination and issuance of ordinary visas for Japanese citizens to China, the embassy said in a statement.
China this month stopped issuing visas for Japanese nationals after Japan toughened COVID-19 border control rules for travelers coming directly from China.
Japan lodged a protest to China over the suspension of visas for Japanese citizens, asking Beijing to reverse the action.
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