Banned From Entering Harbin Without a Permanent Residence

By Mary Hong
Mary Hong
Mary Hong
Mary Hong has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2020. She has reported on Chinese human rights issues and politics.
April 27, 2020 Updated: July 23, 2020
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Harbin is under lockdown. All passengers entering Harbin must have permanent residences. A woman recorded her questions on the policy to enter the city and her experience at the airport.

Woman: Hi, I am flying to Harbin from Beijing, and transferring to Daqing. What’s the relevant quarantine policy?

Operator: Transit flights do not need to go through quarantine.

Woman: What about going to Daoli District of Harbin?

Operator: Yes. Do you have a permanent residence in Harbin?

Woman: No permanent residence.

Operator: Without a permanent residence, you’re not permitted to enter Harbin.

Woman: I can’t. Right?

Operator: Right. You can’t.

Woman: Oh, okay, thanks.

Woman arriving at Harbin Airport.
Woman: I just got off the plane. There are many curbside services for destinations in the lobby of the airport. That’s for Wuchang city of Harbin. That’s for Daowai district of Harbin.

Woman: Hello.

Staff: Where are you going?

Woman: Just a second.

Staff: Is this a temporary ID?

Woman: Yes. I lost my ID.

Staff: Done.

Woman: Ok, thanks. I’m finally done with the checkpoint.

CCP virus infections involving two hospitals and six nurses were recently reported in Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang bordering Russia. Now Harbin has become the new virus epicenter in China.

Mary Hong
Mary Hong has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2020. She has reported on Chinese human rights issues and politics.