The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to China.View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers
Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.
Entry restricted for international travelers
Most international travelers are not allowed to enter or transit through mainland China.
Travelers who transit through a third country on their way to China must receive a new health code in that country and repeat their pre-departure COVID-19 tests. Travelers should avoid traveling on indirect flights to China and must check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate if direct flights are not available.
Entry restrictions do not apply to:
- Chinese citizens;
- Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas;
- International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
Transit is restricted
International travelers are not allowed to transit through mainland China.
Before You Leave
Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travelers must have negative COVID-19 RT-PCR nucleic acid test results and IgM antibody tests. The tests must be taken a maximum of 48 hours, of the scheduled time before departure of the flight to mainland China.
Vaccinated travelers may receive positive results for their IgM antibody tests. Please verify with your local embassy any additional procedures required for vaccinated travelers.
Travelers must apply for a green health QR code with the "HS" mark (for Chinese nationals) or "HDC" mark (for foreign nationals), or a certified health declaration form from the Chinese consulate in the country of origin before boarding the flight. Alternatively, travelers may get their code online.
Please see the source or contact the local Chinese embassy for additional details.
- A Rt Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Final Boarding
- A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 48 hours Before Final Boarding
Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone
Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone.
This requirement does not apply to:
- Travelers under the age of 2;
- Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
- A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Mandatory health declaration form before arrival
All travelers entering mainland China are required to submit a health declaration form, which can be done with an online form or via WeChat. Travelers are required to declare their health information a maximum of 24 hours before their entry.
Alternatively, the China Customs mobile app can be used for nationalities where WeChat is not available.
To make the declaration with WeChat, travelers should search for "passenger fingertip service" within the app. Once the declaration is complete a QR code will be generated which can be scanned by immigration.
Mandatory 14-day quarantine
Travelers are subject to health checks (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests), including during transit, followed by a 14-day quarantine at a government-selected facility or hotel at the traveler's expense. During this period follow-up swab tests are likely to take place. Those failing health checks may be sent to a designated hospital for treatment.
Travelers entering Beijing will be subject to an additional 7-day quarantine and 7-day health surveillance.
Health screening on arrival
All travelers are subject to health checks on arrival (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests).
COVID-19 Risk Information
Use of mask
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