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Obtaining PRC Visas Required for Travel to China

Date: June 11, 2021

We have been monitoring reports from Flight Attendants attempting to secure the PRC Visa required to travel to China.  Currently, the only domicile assigned flying to China is SFO.  The requirement to obtain the PRC visa at all other locations that have historically flown to China has been suspended until further notice from management.

Based on unique circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a delay in processing PRC visa requests.  These circumstances are not exclusive to United Airlines. 

Until such time as the reasons for these delays have been addressed, it is recommended by United’s Regulatory Affairs Department, any crew member having a Chinese visa application on file should return to the consulate/embassy to withdraw their application and secure the return of their passport.

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