Chinese administration prevents Indonesian expatriates from returning to China

Following the surge in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia caused by the delta mutation that reportedly occurred in India, the Chinese administration is trying to prevent foreigners from returning to China.

Many people in Indonesia have been vaccinated with Chinese products, but they are still infected with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, causing COVID-19.

After the Indonesian government announced stricter restrictions, the Chinese embassy in the country tightened the rules to prevent Chinese expatriates from returning home. Numerous flights to China have been canceled, causing more Chinese citizens to become stuck in countries affected by COVID-19.

A Chinese man who was in Indonesia for work revealed how difficult it is to return to China.

Zhang Liang (pseudonym) is a director of an electrical appliance company in Foshan City, Guangdong Province.He said China’s Epoch Times He went to Indonesia on June 12th for a three-day business trip.

However, he was sent to the hotel’s five-day quarantine shortly after getting off the plane in Indonesia. He rebooked his return flight to China on June 22 to Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

According to Zhang, two days before returning to China, you will need to go to two airline-designated hospitals for double virus testing. If the results meet your requirements, you will need to upload to the Chinese Embassy website and submit the various information needed to obtain a Green Health QR Code before boarding a flight to China. ..

Zhang was tested on June 20th, uploaded the results and applied for a Green Health Code on June 21st.

“Even though I submitted all the material, I still received the red code, which means I couldn’t return China,” Zhang said.

On June 22, Zhang called the Chinese embassy and received a reply that he had to be quarantined in Indonesia for 14 days before returning to China. Then he had to change his ticket on June 29th.

On June 27, he double-tested again and got qualified results on June 28. But when he applied for the green health code, he still got the red code. The reason given to him by the embassy is that he should have been re-examined a week later.

Meanwhile, China has canceled its flight from Indonesia to China.

“On June 27, they canceled three flights. As a result, more than 100 Chinese were stuck at the airport that day. They were all miserable. The cancellation was very sudden. At that time I panicked. “It became,” Zhang said.

Mr. Zhang called the Chinese embassy again and asked why he couldn’t return to China. The response from the embassy was that the surge in COVID-19 in Indonesia strengthened the return policy for Chinese expatriates.

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Check-in hall for Terminal 3 newly opened at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, a suburb of Jakarta, at the beginning of August 9, 2016. (BayIsmoyo / AFP / Getty Images)

With caution, Zhang rebooked on two flights. One is Nanning on July 6th and the other is Fuzhou on July 8th. He finally boarded the plane on July 6th and is currently being quarantined at a hotel in Nanning for 21 days.

He said he had to be quarantined at home for seven days after returning from Nanning to Foshan. He will be able to return to work normally in August. On a three-day business trip, he took two months to return to normal life. The cost of flight and quarantine is 46,000 yuan ($ 7,600). Fortunately for him, he said it was paid by his company.

Zhang also revealed that the flight to China on July 6 was found to be the last flight. Since July 8th, all return flights to China have been temporarily suspended. It is unknown when it will resume. “Chinese people stuck there have little hope of going home,” he said.

Despite the CCP virus that broke out in Wuhan, the Communist Party government tried to shift responsibility for the outbreak instead of blaming travelers for bringing variants of the virus to China.

Between the outbreak in Wuhan last year and the outbreak in India in late April this year, other countries were trying to help citizens return home. In contrast, China has taken steps to prevent Chinese expatriates and students studying abroad from returning to China.

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Chinese citizens will check in for Air China flights to Beijing on February 2, 2020 at Los Angeles International Airport in California. (Mark Ralston / AFP via Getty Images)

The Chinese embassy in the United States has published a long article explaining the CCP’s policy on its official Chinese website, urging overseas Chinese not to return to China. It says COVID-19 “Do not travel unless it is essential or urgent” and “Build the Great Wall of Steel to prevent foreign imports and domestic resurrection”. Chinese officials also told foreigners on their website, “Think more for the country, not for personal well-being.”

So far, the Chinese vaccine has not been approved for use by the United States and the European Union. Chinese vaccines are also excluded from the EU’s Digital Immunization Pass Program. The administration has announced retaliation measures, denied entry to unvaccinated travelers in China, and does not allow vaccinations outside of China. This measure prevented many overseas Chinese citizens from returning home.

Gu Xiaohua and Li Jing contributed to the report.

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