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.
- Partially Open
- Up to 14 Days
Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, Additional: Diplomatic, Service, Courtesy or C Visa holders. Foreign nationals must apply for the relevent visa with Chinese Embassies or Consulates. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. From 28 September 2020, travellers with a residence permit issued by China with the work purpose, personal matters or reunion are allowed to enter.
Chinese nationals returning to China can obtain the green QR code with an 'HS' mark by uploading the medical certificate in an App
📝 Before your trip
You must obtain advance arrival permission to board your plane.
You are required to complete a pre-arrival form.
For more information: http://health.customsapp.com/
You will need a formal Medical Certificate presenting a negative PCR test from an accepted establishment.
Your Certificate must be within 2 days of your arrival.
For more information: https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html?from=singlemessage
🛬 On Arrival
On Arrival there are no Covid specific requirements such as testing.
😷 Quarantine details
General arrivals will be required to quarantine for up to 14days; Quarantine served at a dedicated facility (costs borne by traveller) (special arrangement may apply due to GreenLanes). For more information: https://www.china-briefing.com/news/chinas-travel-restrictions-due-to-covid-19-an-explainer/
🛂 Travel restrictions
There are routes that have Green Lanes with fewer restrictions, see below.
There are no routes that have greater restrictions at this time.
-China requires travellers from the countries below to have negative nucleic acid test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result. Both tests must be repeated if they do not arrive directly in China:
:-Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe
-Currently banned as of Nov 5: non-Chinese nationals who had valid visas and residency permits are banned entry to China from the UK, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russia until further notice, however it does not affect diplomatic, service, courtesy and C-visa holders.