Travel Restrictions Entering China from Afghanistan for Unvaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Restricted

Transit is restricted

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7 days Mandatory Quarantine

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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2x Mandatory Documents

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Cases Per Million

0.24
Decreased by 0.16
at 7/6/2022

Vaccinated

89.60%
Increased by 89.60%
at 6/27/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is not recommended

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are unvaccinated and traveling from Afghanistan to China.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

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

Travelers who transit through a third country on their way to mainland 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 mainland China and must check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate if direct flights are not available.

More Details

Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Chinese citizens;
  • Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas;
  • Foreigners with a Chinese Residence Permit issued by China (People’s Rep.) for the purpose of work, personal matters or reunions;
  • Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan passport holders traveling to Mainland China on their relevant entry permit;
  • Foreign nationals with a visa issued on or after 28 March 2020;
  • Foreign nationals holding a Chinese Mainland Permanent Resident Card;
  • International travelers coming to mainland China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
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Restricted

Transit is restricted

Description

International travelers are not allowed to transit through mainland China.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers are required to have 2 negative COVID-19 PCR test results. The first PCR test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before boarding.  The second COVID-19 PCR test results must be taken a maximum of 12 hours before boarding.

Alternatively, travelers may take a second COVID-19 PCR test results a maximum of 24 before boarding to mainland China, plus they are required to take a COVID-19 antigen test results a maximum of 12 hours before boarding.

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

Travelers must apply for a 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.

More Details

Please see the source or contact the local Chinese embassy for additional details, as China has slightly different updates for travelers from many countries.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 24 hours Before Departure
  • An Antigen Test Up To 12 hours Before Departure
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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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Mandatory

Mandatory health code application before arrival

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Description

All travelers entering mainland China are required to apply for a 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 their flight.

Chinese nationals can obtain the health code through the WeChat app ‘Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban,’ and foreign nationals can obtain the health code through the link below for foreign nationals.

Travelers are required to upload all negative test results (not including the tests taken on the day of departure), proof of vaccination (if applicable), passport information, and all other required documentation. Travelers must follow the instructions of their “HS” mark (for Chinese nationals) or “HDC” mark (for foreign nationals) and travel within the validity period. Travelers will be required to show their approved health QR code at check-in.

For further details, travelers are encouraged to review the details on their local Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General website regarding how to obtain approval for a health code HS/HDC with a QR code.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for Xiamen

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Travel Purpose
Tourism
Description

Travelers arriving at Xiamen (XMN) are required to present a completed health declaration form before arrival.

Travelers will be directed to download the WeChat app if it is not yet installed on their device. If installed, the WeChat app will redirect to the travel registration form.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for Hangzhou

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Travel Purpose
Tourism
Description

Travelers arriving at Hangzhou (HGH) are required to present a completed health declaration form before arrival. This form is only required for travelers entering Hangzhou.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 7-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 7-day quarantine at a government-selected facility or hotel at the traveler’s expense additionally the travelers are required to undergo 3 days home quarantine. During this period follow-up COVID-19 tests are likely to take place. Those failing health checks or with positive COVID-19 test results may be sent to a designated hospital for treatment.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in China.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
0.24
Decreased by 0.16
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Positive Test Rate more information indicator
0.16%
Decreased by 0.09%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
89.60%
Increased by 89.60%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
1,294,045,000
Increased by 1,294,045,000
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
1.33
Increased by 0.00
at

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

Local Guidelines

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. In some areas, local authorities may impose mandatory lockdowns. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Recommended
Face masks are required in public places and transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
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

Restrictions in place
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

Restrictions in place
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

Restrictions in place
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

Restrictions in place
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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