Prepare your phone to check: China has tightened control when entering the country
Guards can force you to see the contents of the photo albums and personal correspondence by messengers.
May 27, 2019 18:19
About the tightening of access control at the entrance to the China warns Genkosuljstvo of the Russian Federation in Guangzhou, one of the three largest cities in the country. It is reported that in this way the Chinese authorities plan to identify travellers whose actual purpose of entry does not correspond to the category of the visa granted.
To the passengers, which caused suspicion among the immigration officers, could be taken “appropriate measures sampling”, in particular, a personal interview and verification of the contents of the phones. In the second paragraph include:
a) photos and videos;
b) electronic documents;
C) correspondence in instant messengers (WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and others).
In case of detection of compromising, according to the Chinese side, information, the phone owner can deny entry into the country.
And now the most interesting. “The person in respect of whom such decision is forwarded to a special room, access to consular officials or representatives of airlines is prohibited. Food is provided only once. Detention is carried out until his return on the next flight to your destination country. We hope that Russian citizens, faced with the refusal of entry, will inform the Consulate General about the circumstances of the incident,” the statement reads.
According to Rosstat, in 2018, China called for 2.01 million Russian citizens.