Travelling to China during COVID-19 pandemic

1. All travelers entering mainland China are required to apply for a health QR code with the "HS" mark (for Chinese nationals) or "HDC" mark (for foreign nationals) or a certified health declaration form from the Chinese consulate in the country of origin before boarding their flight. Travelers will be required to show their approved health QR code at check-in. For further details, travelers are encouraged to review the details on their local Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General website regarding how to obtain approval for a health code HS/HDC with a QR code. 

  1.  Nationals of China (People's Rep.) 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'.

For more information about requirements for negative COVID-19 tests and vaccination, please refer to the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must obtain a new green QR code with an 'HS' mark in each transit country.

- This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China.

1.2. Foreign nationals must have a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. Foreign nationals can be applied for health code online at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ and required documents must be uploaded. For more information about requirements for negative COVID-19 tests and vaccination, please refer to the website of the respective Chinese embassy. Passengers not arriving directly in China (People's Rep.) must obtain a new green QR code with an 'HDC' mark in each transit country. 

Travelers who transit through a third country on their way to mainland China must receive a new health code in that country and repeat their pre-departure COVID-19 tests. Travelers should avoid traveling on indirect flights to mainland China and must check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate if direct flights are not available.

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter or transit through mainland China. Travelers who transit through a third country on their way to mainland China must receive a new health code HS/HDC in that country and repeat their pre-departure COVID-19 tests. Travelers should avoid traveling on indirect flights to mainland China and must check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate if direct flights are not available.

2. 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.

3. Entry by foreign nationals with a residence permit with the purpose 'study' is suspended.

4. Entry by foreign nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.

5. 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.

6. Visa exemption for nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Japan and Singapore with a normal passport is suspended.

7. All passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 10 days at the first point of entry.

8. All Passengers entering mainland China must complete an "Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form". The form can be obtained at https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn/ or from the WeChat app 'Customs Passenger Fingertip Service'. Travelers are required to declare their health information a maximum of 24 hours before their entry.Once health declaration is complete, a QR code will be generated, which can be scanned by immigration.

 

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.