December 3, 2020 by eklose
Prime Minister Nikol Pachinjan stressed that the signing of the agreement was part of the agreements reached during his last working visit to China. Citizens of China and Armenia will be eligible for 90 visa waiver days in the other country from 19 January next year, as reported by the Chinese Embassy in Armenia on Monday. YEREVAN – An agreement on the mutual abolition of visas between China and Armenia will enter into force on January 19, 2020, according to a statement from the Armenian Foreign Ministry released Monday. 1. Nationals of the Republic of Armenia holding a valid passport of the Republic of Armenia (diplomatic or ordinary) are exempt from the visa requirement for entry, departure or crossing of the territory of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China. The duration of stay in the territory of the Macao Special Administrative Region during each visit may not exceed 90 days within 365 days. Last May, China and Armenia signed an agreement to lift the visa requirement for citizens of both countries. YEREVAN, DECEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed the law on the ratification of the agreement on the abolition of the visa requirement between Armenia and China, said the presidential office Armenpress. Any stay of more than 90 days, and stay for work and study purposes requires a visa application in advance. The removal of the visa requirement does not exempt holders of valid passports or travel authorizations issued by the contracting parties from the obligation to comply with the legislation in force on the territory of the other party, including the provisions relating to over-seeding and exit. The Armenian government on Friday suspended the visa exemption between Armenia and China for two months, suspending the need to protect against a new coronavirus that has killed more than 200 people in China. The suspension announced by Vice Premier Tigran Avinian means that Chinese nationals travelling to Armenia between 1 February and 31 March require Armenian visas.
Avinian attributed the decision to the “epidemiological situation due to coronavirus.” RA Deputy Foreign Minister Grigor Hovhannisyan said in his report that under the “free visa regime,” Armenian and Chinese citizens are exempt from entry visas for up to 90 days in the country. States also commit to swift and effective measures to return the “non-visa regime” applicable to the perpetrators to their countries of origin. The visa exemption between Armenia and China came into effect in January of this year, but was briefly suspended due to the spread of the new coronavirus. (Free visa regime between China and Armenia, civilnet.am (May 23, 2019) (in Armenian)). Armenian citizens holding ordinary passports will be able to travel to China without a visa from 1 June, with the suspension of the visa exemption resulting from Covid-19 ending. Under the agreement, Chinese and Armenian nationals with ordinary passports from their country may enter, travel or travel to the other country without a visa if the cumulative stay in that country does not exceed 90 days per 180 days from their date of arrival. Citizens who plan to stay in the other country for more than 90 days for 180 days, or who plan to work, study, live or report messages, must apply for a visa in advance.