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US to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Chinese students
Published on: 2021-04-28
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The United States said on Tuesday it was easing remaining COVID-19 restrictions on international students, giving the green light to Chinese nationals to start the school year at US universities.
 

The move responds to persistent demands from US universities, which increasingly rely financially on foreign students and count on China for more than one-third of them - far more than any country.
 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that students with valid visas from China, Iran, Brazil and South Africa would qualify for exemptions to entry bans in place over the past year due to concerns of COVID-19 transmission.
 

Under the latest exemption, students will need to have visas to attend universities for classes starting on Aug 1 or later, and cannot enter the United States more than one month beforehand.
 

All travellers will still be subject to the US requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test.
 

Foreign students - who generally pay full tuition - are a crucial revenue source for US universities, which have been hit hard as COVID-19 forced much instruction to go online.
 

More than one million international students study in the United States each year. They contributed US$45 billion to the US economy in 2018, according to the Commerce Department.
 

It remains to be seen if enrolment will be hit not only by COVID-19 but by an increasingly tense atmosphere for Chinese students.
 

赴美禁令解除!中国留学生2021秋季入学可直飞美国

美国国务院当地时间4月27日发表声明,将对因新冠疫情而实施旅行限制的国家和地区放宽签证申请限制,意图赴美的学生、学者、新闻工作者以及为重要基础设施建设提供支持的个人现在都有资格获得国家利益豁免,申请赴美签证,覆盖范围包括来自中国、巴西、伊朗或南非的签证申请人。

中国学生在美国的留学生中占比最多,而此前美国禁止了大多数来自中国、巴西、南非、伊朗和欧洲大部分地区的非美国公民入境。这一最新规定表明,来自中国的学生可以在秋季开学前赴美继续学业。
 

美国国务院发表的声明称,新冠疫情限制了美国大使馆和领事馆处理签证申请的数量,申请人应当检查距离最近的美国大使馆和领事馆网站,以获取有关签证预约的最新信息。

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