From 0 a.m., September 28, 2020, foreigners with valid residence permits for work, personal matters, and reunion, are allowed enter the country without needing to re-apply for new visas.
If the above residence permits have expired – after March 28, 2020 – the holders may re-apply for relevant visas by presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates. The re-application must be on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China is unchanged.
Still, foreigners must strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control. Other measures in the Announcement issued on March 26 and requirements for mandatory quarantine and nucleic acid testing (NAT) will continue to be implemented.
Inbound air travelers from countries listed on the MFA website – https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html – still need to show a negative COVID-19 test result completed within three days before embarking on their trip to China.
The Chinese government has promised that it will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner while ensuring effective epidemic control.
1) China to Allow Entry of Foreigners with Valid Residence Permits. September 24, 2020. https://www.china-briefing.com/news/china-to-allow-entry-of-foreigners-with-valid-residence-permits/