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.

1.1 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 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For more information, please refer to the website of the Chinese embassy in the departure country.

This does not apply to nationals of China (People's Rep.) arriving on a direct flight originating 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/ by uploading negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For more information, please refer to the website of the Chinese embassy in the departure country.

This does not apply to:

- nationals of China (People's Rep.)

-passengers arriving on a direct flight originating from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China.

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. Passengers arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure.

4. 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.

5. Passengers arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 7 days before departure.

6. 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.

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

8. All passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 8 days at the first point of entry.

9. 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 will be provided to China Customs.

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.