Travel Restrictions Entering China from Malaysia for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering China from Malaysia for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Restricted

Transit is restricted

Policies
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14 days Mandatory Quarantine

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Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
3.43
Increased by-2.39
at 5/20/2022
Vaccinated
89.13%
Increased by0.08%
at 5/12/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Malaysia 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.

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 for vaccinated travelers

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Description

All fully vaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 7 days before boarding. 

  • Fully vaccinated travelers who received an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result and a positive IgM antibody test result, or alternatively, they can have 2 PCR tests taken in 2 separate clinics or sent to 2 separate testing agencies from the same clinic.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who received a non-inactivated vaccine must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result and an IgM antibody test against N protein alternatively, they can have 2 PCR tests taken in 2 separate clinics or sent to 2 separate testing agencies from the same clinic.

Travelers must contact the embassy for more details and guidance. 

More Details

Please see the source or contact the local Chinese embassy for additional details.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 2 days Before Final Boarding
  • A Antibody Test Up To 2 days Before Final Boarding
Relevant Documents and Resources
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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.

More Details

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 proof of vaccination for mainland China

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Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must have proof of vaccination having received all doses required at least 14 days before travel.

Travelers must download the vaccination statement document, sign it by hand and upload it along with their COVID-19 test certificates and proof of vaccination to the Health Code app.

Inactivated and non-inactivated vaccines are allowed to enter mainland China as long as the documentation is correct. Travelers must contact the embassy to confirm documentation.

Please check the source for more details.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health code application before departure

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Description

All travelers entering mainland China are required to 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 their flight.

Chinese nationals can obtain the green health code through the WeChat app ‘Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban’, and foreign nationals can obtain the green 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 green 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 green health code HS/HDC with a QR code.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form 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 prior to 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 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 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.

Travelers entering Beijing will be subject to an additional 7-day quarantine and 7-day health surveillance.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in China.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
3.43
Increased by-2.39
at 5/20/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.16%
Decreased by0.09%
at 4/11/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
89.13%
Increased by0.08%
at 5/12/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,287,195,000
Increased by1,146,000
at 5/12/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.55
Decreased by0.02
at 5/17/2022

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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