International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into China From United States is Restricted

Description

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter or transit through mainland China.

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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.
Start Date
11/4/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form before arrival

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Description

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.

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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.

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US Embassy for China
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

All travelers must have COVID-19 RT-PCR nucleic acid and IgM antibody test results. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the last direct flight to mainland China. Travelers must also apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form from the Chinese consulate in the country of origin before boarding the flight.

Collected samples must be tested at a laboratory institution that is on the list released by the Chinese embassy and consulates.

Please see the source and additional form for details on test results wording and specifications as there are specific requirements for those.

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IgM serum antibody test must be performed by medical professionals through venous blood sampling, and the test report should include the following terms: Serum, IgM, Venous, etc. Finger-prick blood testing is no longer accepted.

The COVID-19 RT-PCR nucleic acid test report should include such terms as NAAT, RT-PCR, and specify the sampling method.

Passengers must allow for the time to take pharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs, venous blood, and another sampling in the departure city and vicinity of their direct flight to China and wait in place for the test results before the flight. Upon receiving the reports, passengers should upload them immediately to apply for the health code for boarding.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 48 hours
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Chinese Embassy
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

All travelers are subject to health checks on arrival (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests).

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Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Description

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.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in China and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.01
Increased by-0.01
at 10/16/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
76.22%
Increased by76.22%
at 9/18/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,100,842,000
Increased by1,100,842,000
at 9/18/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.74
Increased by-0.05
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Throughout China, there are mandatory requirements to check temperatures, use health kit apps, and scan QR codes in order to prove your travel history. These requirements apply to all transportation hubs, hotels, and commercial buildings. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
10/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Recommended
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Face masks are required in public places and transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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While most public transportation services are operational between most routes, train services are currently operating at reduced capacity. Passengers can expect temperature checks and health screenings at transportation hubs. QR codes and health kit apps should be downloaded prior to travel. Inter-regional travel remains restricted in some parts of China and passengers may be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when entering or leaving a high-risk area. Quarantine is enforced on a neighborhood level and procedures vary depending on the severity of the outbreak. Proof of a negative NAT test may also be required when entering or leaving a high-risk area.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Restrictions in place
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Nightclubs are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Opening times may vary due to regional guidelines.

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