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
Last reviewed on 11 Apr 2021, 23:15PM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
0
-100% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
467
11.72% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

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

What to expect in China?

📝 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.

✅ Greenlane Agreement
Japan
Foreign nationals must apply for the relevant visa with Chinese Embassies or Consulates. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. All travellers from Greenlane countries must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days (previously 5 days) before departure.
Singapore
Foreign nationals must apply for the relevant visa with Chinese Embassies or Consulates. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. All travellers from Greenlane countries must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days (previously 5 days) before departure.
Taiwan
Travellers from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure
South Korea
Foreign nationals must apply for the relevant visa with Chinese Embassies or Consulates. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. All travellers from Greenlane countries must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days (previously 5 days) before departure.
Germany
Foreign nationals must apply for the relevant visa with Chinese Embassies or Consulates. A completed "Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. All travellers from Greenlane countries must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days (previously 5 days) before departure.
Other GreenLanes are available from
-Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova (Rep.), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia (Rep.), Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam or Zambia - travellers need to have a Health Declaration Form and a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure

-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.