Travelling to China during COVID-19 pandemic
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;
- foreign nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa.
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. Visa exemption for nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Japan and Singapore with a normal passport is suspended.
4. Passengers must complete an “Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form” and present a QR code before departure. The form can be obtained at https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn/ or from the WeChat app ‘Customs Passenger Fingertip Service’.
5. Effective 8 January 2023, passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure of the last direct flight to China (People’s Rep). For more information, please refer to the website of the Chinese embassy in the departure country.
- This does not apply to passengers arriving on a direct flight originating from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, and China.
6. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.
7. Passengers entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
8. Passengers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.
The above requirements are provided by a third-party source and subject to change without prior notice. Please check the IATA Travel Centre before your flight to get the latest updates on the requirements at the country you are travelling from and arriving to.
Read more information on Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on this website: Travel Restrictions for China.