A letter to All International Students of
TianjinAcademy of Fine Arts
Dear international students,
According to the official notice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry of foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits that are still valid to the time of this announcement (effective from March 28,2020) into China. International Affairs Office of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts would like to clarify that, this suspension is a temporary measure that China has decided to take after referencing the practices and management strategies of other countries. Once the situation is under control, the Academy will most definitely arrange for everyone to return school in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Education.
We hope you understand the necessary measures taken and please continue to complete the daily report of your health condition and current location through Today Campus App on time. Your cooperation in this regard is highly appreciated. At the same time, please abide strictly by the local epidemic prevention regulations to avoid unnecessary travel and reduce the risk of cross infection. Students outside of China should try to avoid international travels; students currently staying in China should try to avoid inter-city movement and gatherings. If you plan to leave your current place of residence and travel to another country or city, please be sure to inform the teacher you are assigned to report to，and well in advance.
Please attend the online courses and participate in the various activities organized by the school. Actively participate in online courses, keep in close contact with teachers and update yourself with the latest curricula changes according to the arrangements made by the school. Students of the graduating cohort should work on their respective graduation design and graduation thesis in accordance with the arrangements of the school.
We hope that all international students will continue to do a good job of self-protection during the outbreak, and prioritize the health and well-being of you and your families. Remember that we are always here to support you, especially in such trying times. Hence, if any assistance is required, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher.
Last but not least, we wish every student and your families good health and we look forward to our reunion at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts!
“Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China National Immigration Administration
Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China National Immigration Administration
Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by
Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permits
March 26, 2020
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Card swill be suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hourvisa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected.
The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries. China will stay in close touch with all sides and properly handle personnel exchanges with the rest of the world under the special circumstances. The above-mentioned measures will be calibrated in light of the evolving situation and announced accordingly.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
the People’s Republic of China
National Immigration Administration