In a very concerning move, the U.S. State Department has issued a rare and disturbing travel warning for travelers going to China. This travel warning includes missionaries and those traveling to China. This warning is a concern for anyone involved in Christian activities, like speaking in house churches or smuggling Bibles.
The travel warning has been issued due to international concerns of “wrongful detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”
While many nations have issued travel warnings to China for the last three years, those were largely for pandemic-related concerns, but this is different. This is the first time in many years that a travel ban of this nature has been issued. It is really a sign that the situation in China is changing and Christians need to be aware.