Covid Entry Check: China Travel Restrictions

This China dashboard provides you with information on travel restrictions, quarantine on entry, Covid-19 cases, entry requirements and green lane updates.

Overview
  • Partially Open
  • Up to 14 Days

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
39,555
-39.24% (last 7 days)
TOTAL CASES
2,742,421
Local Restrictions & Policies
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  • Contact tracing
  • Facial Coverings
  • Vaccination

As travel returns to normalcy, please be advised that the travel restrictions on this page are no longer updated regularly. As always, we recommend checking the links provided, the country's official government website or other sources before you travel. We use Google Translate for quick and timely translations, please excuse any errors. Thank you.

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to the following travellers:
• Citizens and PRs
• Other Residents (pass holders)
• Business Travellers
• Transit

Others:
• Foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the Mainland of China may enter.

What to expect in China?

💉 Vaccine exemptions

There are no vaccine exemptions at this time.

📝 Forms

You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane. You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.

Details:
Inbound travellers were no longer required to have a negative result of a COVID-19 antigen test taken within 12 hours before departure to board China-bound flights when departing from about 125 countries including the United States (US) and the United Kingdom. Most travellers need negative results of two nucleic acid tests taken at Embassy-approved sites with an interval of 24 hours within 48 hours before departure to enter. Beijing officials eased COVID-19-related travel restrictions for inbound domestic travellers; those from border and port cities are no longer banned from entry. All non-commuters must have a negative nucleic acid test result obtained within the past 48 hours to enter, and test for COVID-19 within 24 hours and again within 72 hours after their arrival. Commuters’ test results for entry are valid for 72 hours.

For more information you may go to:
http://health.customsapp.com/

🌡️ Testing requirements

You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a Covid-19 test from an accepted establishment taken prior to your departure from the first embarkation point.
On Arrival you may be required to complete a test for Covid-19 and/or some form of medical screening, the cost borne by the traveller

Details:
• Foreign travellers must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Travellers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country.
• Nationals of China must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
• For travellers arriving from:
- United states please see http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm •Travellers from Vietnam must have negative results of two nucleic acid tests taken 24 hours apart within 48 hours before departure if fully vaccinated, or those of a nucleic acid test and a serum IgM antibody test within 24 hours before departure if not fully vaccinated, as well as a negative result of an antigen test taken within 12 hours before departure to enter China. All tests must be taken at facilities approved by the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam.
- UAE please see http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm .
• Travellers arriving from Taiwan must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.
• Travellers entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
• Travellers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure. • • • - -- New Zealand travellers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with inactivated vaccines must have negative results of two nucleic acid tests, while others must have those of an IgM antibody test for N protein and a nucleic acid test, taken after 15:00 New Zealand time (03:00 GMT) on the day before departure as well as a negative result of a supervised antigen test taken after 09:00 New Zealand time on the day of departure to be allowed entry from New Zealand.

For more information you may go to:
https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html?from=singlemessage

😷 Quarantine requirements

General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 7 days. Quarantine served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller)

Details:
- Authorities reduced the COVID-19 quarantine for all inbound travellers from 14 to seven days and the subsequent health monitoring at home from seven to three days amid a further easing of restrictions. - Chinese officials indicated that from 1 July, air passengers arriving from Kazakhstan are subject to 10 days self-isolation and must present one negative pre-departure PCR test no older than 48 hours, one negative pre-departure PCR test no older than 24 hours and one negative pre-departure antigen test no older than 12 hours. Transit passengers arriving to China via third countries are not covered under the measures.


For more information you may go to:
https://www.china-briefing.com/news/chinas-travel-restrictions-due-to-covid-19-an-explainer/

Other important information:
• Foreign nationals must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom
• Foreign nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
• Foreign travellers must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. The code can be obtained at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country.
• Nationals of China must have a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. The code can be obtained from the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' by uploading a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 2 days before departure.
• Nationals of China arriving from:
- United states please see http://us.china-embassy.org/eng/notices/t1841416.htm
- UAE please see http://ae.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsyw/t1872245.htm .
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