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Published: 17:40, July 26, 2022 | Updated: 17:47, July 26, 2022
China continues to adapt border control to COVID situation
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Published:17:40, July 26, 2022 Updated:17:47, July 26, 2022 By Xinhua

Tourists go through the Qingmao Checkpoint between the Macao Special Administrative Region and Guangdong province, on Sept 8, 2021. (PHOTO / IC)

BEIJING – China's National Immigration Administration (NIA) said on Tuesday it will continue to adjust and improve entry-and-exit control measures in line with the changing COVID-19 situation to fully meet people's need for cross-border travel.

The immigration administration work will also continue to facilitate enterprises' production and operation to promote the country's opening-up, as well as international exchanges and cooperation, said Zhang Ning, a spokesperson for the NIA.

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The number of cross-border travelers in Q2 of 2022 was 32.29 million, up 5.64% quarter-on-quarter

Currently, with routine COVID-19 control measures in place, China's immigration authorities process exit and entry certificates in a timely manner for people whose overseas travel is necessary, Zhang added.

The purposes of travel include COVID-19 prevention and treatment work, participation in key engineering projects, the transportation of production and daily necessities, business, employment, production, scientific research, overseas study, examinations, academic exchanges, seeking medical treatment, visiting family and relatives, looking after the elderly, pregnant or lying-in women, attending the next of kin's wedding ceremony or graduation ceremony, family reunion and dealing with overseas emergencies, among other matters.

For extremely urgent matters, express services will be provided.

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According to data unveiled on Tuesday at an NIA press conference, the number of cross-border travelers recorded by China's immigration authorities in the second quarter of 2022 was 32.29 million, up 5.64 percent quarter-on-quarter.

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