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Starting 10 July, non-Chinese permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macao will be eligible to apply for a new Mainland Travel Permit, announced by the Exit and Entry Administration of China, Wego reports. The initiative simplifies travel for residents on business, travel, and family visits.

However, separate visas or permits are needed for working, studying, or journalism in mainland China.


The permit allows self-service clearance at Mainland control points, boosting efficiency for cardholders, including foreign talent vital to China’s development.

The permit offers multiple entries to the Mainland within a five-year validity, with each stay up to 90 days, obviating the need for a separate visa. This move aligns with Hong Kong’s status under ‘one country, two systems,’ enhancing its international diversity and attractiveness to global talent and companies.

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