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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 22 Sep 2021, 10:40AM UTC

Covid-19 Statistics
NEW CASES
391
-23.93% (last 7 days)
ACTIVE CASES
1,357
42.24% (last 7 days)

Can you enter?

Entry is restricted to Citizens and PRs, Other Residents (pass holders), Business Travellers, Transit, the following travellers may also enter:
Foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the Mainland of China may enter.

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 .

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.
The route is closed for travellers from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom.

✅ 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.