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China

  1. Entry by foreign nationals holding a visa is suspended.
  • This does not apply to:
  • foreign nationals with a visa issued after 28 March 2020 with the place of issue outside the Mainland of China. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom;
  • foreign nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;
  • foreign nationals with a visa issued after 3 November 2020.
  1. Entry by foreign nationals with a residence permit is suspended.
  • This does not apply to:
  • foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit;
  • foreign nationals with a residence permit with the purpose 'work', 'personal matters' or 'reunion'. They must not arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Fed. and United Kingdom.
  1. Entry by foreign nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.
  2. Port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries are suspended.
  3. 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.
  4. Passengers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
  5. Airline crew of foreign airlines:
  • are not required to undergo nucleic acid test if they have a short stay after landing then depart immediately, and do not leave apron during the transition; OR
  • shall receive nucleic acid test in the first port of entry if they need to enter the country to rest or continue to operate domestic routes. The test results will be confirmed by the local government in accordance with the requirements of epidemic prevention management. Only if the test results are negative, crews can continue the operations; OR
  • are allowed to return to their home country for isolation treatment when agreed by the local joint control mechanism, if they are symptomatic, in close contact with infected persons or tested positive. Airlines and crews shall make all commitments to bear their responsibilities and also carry out strict protections.
  1. A completed "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form" must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained before departure at http://health.customsapp.com
  2. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) who are arriving from or have transited through 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, 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 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 medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure.
  3. Passengers who are arriving from or have transited through 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, 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 must have a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 3 days before departure.
  • This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
  1. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  2. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, 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 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 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours 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 'HS' mark in each transit country.
  3. Passengers arriving directly from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, 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 must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours 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 or Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
  • This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
  1. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving directly from the USA 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 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours 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 'HS' mark in each transit country.
  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.
  1. Passengers arriving directly from the USA must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark or a Health Declaration Form issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate. The form can be obtained with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM anti-body test result issued at most 48 hours 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 or Health Declaration Form in each transit country.
  • This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.).
  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 3 years.
  1. Passengers arriving directly from Canada must have a printed negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result and a printed negative IgM anti-body test result. Both tests must have been taken at most 2 days before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must repeat both tests in the transit countries.
  • The information on this page is updated according to the official data of the Foreign Ministries of the countries and IATA (TIMATIC). The information is for information only, the most accurate and recent travel conditions can be found on the destination country authority's website