When Will Chinese Tourists Come To Europe?

Europe has become a tourist hotspot for visitors from all over the world, and this includes tourists from China. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has hindered the ability for Chinese people to travel abroad to Europe, leaving tourism numbers dramatically impacted. But when will Chinese travelers be able to visit Europe once again?

Will Visas Be Allowed?

Currently, most foreign citizens are able to apply for a Schengen visa in Europe, which will allow them to legally stay in the Schengen Zone for up to 90 days. Chinese nationals must hold a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds to travel to Europe, as well as visa applications that must be approved.

Although visas are still currently allowed, new travel restrictions have been imposed to limit the spread of the virus. As more coronavirus cases have continued to rise, many European countries have restricted visa services, making it more difficult for Chinese tourists to travel to Europe in the near future.

Reciprocal Travel

For Chinese tourists to be able to travel to Europe, the countries must be willing to engage in reciprocal travel. This involves both countries allowing travelers from one another to travel to their respective country.

As a result of the pandemic, Chinese authorities have restricted foreign visitors from being able to come to China, making reciprocal travel impossible at the moment. Therefore, prior to Chinese tourists being able to travel to Europe, this will need to change and travel restrictions between the two countries will need to be relaxed.

When Will Chinese Tourists Return?

Since the pandemic began, many countries have prevented travelers from entering, in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. This shows no signs of changing in the near future and the prospect of Chinese national re-entering Europe remains uncertain.

In order for Chinese tourist numbers to recover, various other factors have to be taken into consideration. There needs to be a reliable system in place to ensure that returning travelers are healthy and have not contracted the virus. New precautionary measures may also have to be put in place to ensure the safety of both locals and visitors.

Until these steps have been taken, Chinese travelers may still be unable to visit European countries.


There is no one definitive answer as to when Chinese tourists will be able to visit Europe again. It will depend on a number of factors such as the virus being brought under control, reciprocal travel resuming and effective measures being taken to protect travelers.

Until these steps have been taken, Chinese travelers must wait longer before being able to explore the sights and attractions of Europe.

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