On March 26, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China (MOFA) announced it will suspend the entry of most foreign nationals into the country from March 28, 2020. 


Many foreigners holding a residence permit and who work in China are now unable to return. 


Naturally, the most commonly asked questions are how they would be able to re-enter China and how to manage the status of their visas, work permits, and residence permits.


However, Keystone Academy issued an announcement stating that 14 of their foreign teachers shall arrive in China soon, here's what is posted on the school's website:


Keystone Academy leaders remain engaged this summer break to prepare for different scenarios that might occur in the new academic year and beyond. 


The School Leadership Team is working closely with the government authorities on reopening procedures, including the urgent task of bringing Keystone faculty members who are currently abroad back to China.


Following a three-month effort, the Keystone Office of Government Relations and the administrative team announce that the schools application for the visas of the first group of 14 foreign faculty, including some academic leaders and returning and new teachers, has been approved by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Beijing Municipal Government. Keystone received this official notice on Friday, July 10.


The administrative team is also actively helping the second group of Keystone faculty with their visa applications so they can fly back to China as soon as possible. As the health situation in Beijing improves, we can all hope that more foreign teachers will be able to return soon.


In addition, Keystone school leaders have developed guidelines for teaching and learning in three different scenarios. These documents will be published on the schools website as soon as they are finalized.


We will keep everyone in the loop on the developments regarding school reopening. And let us all remain steadfast and generous, as our Head of School Malcolm McKenzie wrote recently, so we can continue to deal with the uncertainties, challenges, and hardships with a positive and resilient spirit. 


We wish you and your loved ones a restful summer holiday.







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First Group of Foreign Teachers to Return to China


On March 26, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China (MOFA) announced it will suspend the entry of most foreign nationals into the country from March 28, 2020. 


Many foreigners holding a residence permit and who work in China are now unable to return. 


Naturally, the most commonly asked questions are how they would be able to re-enter China and how to manage the status of their visas, work permits, and residence permits.


However, Keystone Academy issued an announcement stating that 14 of their foreign teachers shall arrive in China soon, here's what is posted on the school's website:


Keystone Academy leaders remain engaged this summer break to prepare for different scenarios that might occur in the new academic year and beyond. 


The School Leadership Team is working closely with the government authorities on reopening procedures, including the urgent task of bringing Keystone faculty members who are currently abroad back to China.


Following a three-month effort, the Keystone Office of Government Relations and the administrative team announce that the schools application for the visas of the first group of 14 foreign faculty, including some academic leaders and returning and new teachers, has been approved by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Beijing Municipal Government. Keystone received this official notice on Friday, July 10.


The administrative team is also actively helping the second group of Keystone faculty with their visa applications so they can fly back to China as soon as possible. As the health situation in Beijing improves, we can all hope that more foreign teachers will be able to return soon.


In addition, Keystone school leaders have developed guidelines for teaching and learning in three different scenarios. These documents will be published on the schools website as soon as they are finalized.


We will keep everyone in the loop on the developments regarding school reopening. And let us all remain steadfast and generous, as our Head of School Malcolm McKenzie wrote recently, so we can continue to deal with the uncertainties, challenges, and hardships with a positive and resilient spirit. 


We wish you and your loved ones a restful summer holiday.







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