En De
Total doses
given
3.4B
People fully
vaccinated
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% Fully
vaccinated
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Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
PCR or nucleic acid test is required
Quarantine
7 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Passengers must register online to obtain a ‘green health code’ or QR code and complete a Health Declaration Form prior to arrival
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated):
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated):
Test on arrival (vaccinated):
Test on arrival (unvaccinated):

Crossing Rules:

02.07.2022

Mask requirements

  • All passengers must wear a FFP2 mask during their flight to China.
  • This does not apply to passengers travelling to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Entry restrictions

  • Passengers travelling from Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, or United Kingdom are not permitted to enter China. This also includes passengers holding a valid visa or residence permit issued by China.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals of China;
    • Passengers holding a diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visa;
    • Visa issued after 3rd November 2020 by a Chinese embassy or consulate for passengers travelling from India, Italy, Russia, or United Kingdom;
    • Visa issued after 5th November 2020 by a Chinese embassy or consulate for passengers travelling from Bangladesh or Ukraine.
  • Passengers holding a valid Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card issued by China are permitted to enter China.
  • Passengers holding a residence permit issued by China for study ('学习') or journalist ('记者') purpose are required to obtain an additional visa before travel. This does not apply to passengers holding a valid residence permit issued by China for work ('工作'), reunion ('团聚') or private (' 私人事务') purpose.
  • The visa exemption for passengers holding ordinary passports issued by Japan, Brunei or Singapore, or APEC Business Travel Cards, passengers travelling on the 24, 72, or 144-hour transit without visa program, and passengers travelling to Guilin or Hainan with a tour group has been suspended.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter or transit China using visas issued by China prior to 28th March 2020.
    • This does not apply to passengers holding a diplomatic visa or a C visa.

Form requirements

  • All passengers must complete the "Health Declaration Form" here on entry and exit from China. The form will only be valid for 24 hours starting from being completed.
  • Passengers entering China through Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) are not permitted to enter unless they are holding a QR code confirming that they have registered online here. They are also required to complete a "Declaration Form" before boarding their flights.

Test and authorisation requirements

  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Beijing through Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) or Beijing Nanyuan Airport (NAY) from Hong Kong if they do not hold a negative nucleic acid test for Covid-19 obtained no more than 7 days prior to arrival.
Nucleic acid tests

  • Passengers travelling from following countries must hold a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result tested within 48 hours prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat (for Chinese nationals only), or a QR code with an "HDC" mark obtained from here: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of North Macedonia, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore (See separate regulations below), Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay or Zimbabwe, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam or Zambia.
    • Please note that vaccinated passengers travelling from Australia, who have also submitted a vaccination certificate, will not be granted a green health QR code if they have been fully vaccinated for less than 14 days, even if they have submitted the two other test results. However this requirement does not apply to unvaccinated passengers travelling from Australia.
  • Passengers travelling from Egypt to China must hold 2 negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test results and 2 negative IgM anti-body test results, tested at 2 different facilities within 48 hours prior to departure. The tests must have been carried out in facilities recognised by the Chinese embassy in Egypt. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests and pictures of them being tested onsite to the Chinese embassy, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat, or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate. Please note that passengers departing from Egypt who will transit through a third country before arriving in China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code for travelling to China. Only the following passengers are allowed to travel to China from Egypt: passengers departing from a third country who will transit through Egypt before arriving in China, and passengers departing from Egypt who will travel on direct flights to China.
  • Passengers travelling from Nepal to China must hold 2 negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test results and 2 negative IgM anti-body test results tested at 2 different facilities within 48 hours prior to departure. The tests must have been carried out in facilities recognised by the Chinese embassy in Nepal. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests (obtained from 2 different facilities) to the Chinese embassy, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat (for Chinese nationals only), or a QR code with an "HDC" mark using the website https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/.
    • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 48 hours before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 48 hours before boarding. Passengers must also obtain a green health code from both their country of departure and country of transit.
  • Passengers travelling from South Africa to China must hold 2 negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test results and 2 negative IgM anti-body test results tested at 2 different facilities within 48 hours prior to departure. The tests must have been carried out in facilities recognised by the Chinese embassy in South Africa. Test results issued by Lancet Laboratories are currently not accepted for travelling to China. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to the Chinese embassy, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat, or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate.
    • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 2 days before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 2 days before boarding. Passengers must also obtain either a green health code or a Health Declaration Form from both their country of departure and country of transit.
  • Passengers travelling to China from Singapore must hold two hard copies of a standardised negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate obtained within 3 days prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a clinic in Singapore approved by the Chinese Embassy. Passengers holding a Covid-19 NAT certificate do not need to apply for the HS Health Code or certified Health Declaration Form. Passengers holding a non-standardised test certificate or passengers in transit through Singapore are required to apply for the HS Health Code or certified Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy. Passengers travelling on direct flights from Singapore to China must also hold one additional negative PCR test result apart from the nucleic acid and the IgM anti-body test results. This additional negative PCR test result must be obtained on the third day before departure. All of the above 3 tests results must have been carried out at different testing facilities, of which one must be performed at clinics of Raffles Medical Group or Parkway Pantai Ltd.
  • Passengers travelling to China from Serbia must ensure that they will transit through only one country before arriving in China. Passengers are also required to submit proof of their journey in Serbia and proof of their residence status in Serbia when obtaining a green health code. Proof of residence in Serbia includes residence permits, visas, social insurance cards or driving license issued by Serbia. If the passenger was visa exempt when entering Serbia, they must also provide proof of their last journey travelling to Serbia, such as flight tickets or any other documents showing that their stay in Serbia is not for transit purpose only., such as flight tickets or any other documents showing that their stay in Serbia is not for transit purpose only.
  • Passengers who transit through the United Arab Emirates on their way to China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China if they are departing from a country with direct flights to China and transiting through the United Arab Emirates, or if they are departing from a country where there are no direct flights to China but will transit through two or more countries on their way to China.
  • Passengers departing from Israel who plan to transit through a third country on their way to China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China. Passengers departing from a third country who plan to transit through Israel on their way to China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code, either. Only passengers who are travelling directly from Israel to China will be permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China. These passengers should submit their negative results of the two tests, proof of their flight tickets, and proof of their residence status in Israel (such as identity documents, visas or an entry stamp issued by Israel) when obtaining a green health code.
  • Passengers travelling from Switzerland to China are permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China only if they are travelling on direct flights. The following passengers will not be permitted to obtain a green health code: passengers departing from a country with direct flights to China who plan to transit through Switzerland before arriving in China, passengers departing from a country where there are no direct flights to China who will transit through two other countries (or more) before arriving in China, and passengers who will transit in Switzerland for more than 48 hours.
  • Passengers travelling from Brazil to China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China if they are departing from a third country and will transit through Brazil before arriving in China, or if they are departing from Brazil and will transit through two other countries (or more) before arriving in China.
  • Passengers travelling from Turkey to China are permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China only if they are travelling on direct flights. The following passengers will not be permitted to obtain a green health code: passengers departing from a country with direct flights to China who plan to transit through Turkey before arriving in China, or passengers departing from a country where there are no direct flights to China who will transit through two other countries (or more) before arriving in China.
  • Passengers who transit through Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) on their way to China are required to undergo a Covid-19 nucleic acid test and an IgM anti-body test at Seoul Incheon International Airport.
    • This does not apply to passengers on flights with a technical stop provided they do not disembark of the aircraft.
  • Passengers holding a positive serological test (IgM antibody test) for Covid-19 are permitted to travel to China provided they are holding a Covid-19 vaccination certificate and a green health QR code from their local Chinese Embassy.
  • Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom must hold a negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. A positive IgM anti-body test result may be accepted, provided the passenger also holds a negative result of an anti-body test to the nucleocapsid protein (N Protein) of SARS-CoV-2, and a vaccination certificate proving that they have received full doses of vaccines.
    • Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat (for Chinese nationals only), or a QR code with an "HDC" mark online.
    • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 48 hours before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 48 hours before boarding. Passengers must also obtain a green health code from both their country of departure and country of transit.
    • Passengers are also required to take an additional nucleic acid test 7 days prior to departure, and monitor their personal health status for 7 days after the test. The test must be undertaken at a legally registered clinic in the UK, and at a different clinic from their other tests. If the test result is positive, the application for HDC can only be made after the passenger has fully recovered and under the category of "persons who has a Covid-19 infection record". If the test result is negative, the report should be uploaded with other required documents when applying for the HDC green code. Passengers may download the Personal Health Monitoring Form here. It should be uploaded with the application for the HDC green code.

RT-PCR tests

  • Passengers travelling from Canada, Japan, and Korea (South) must hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result tested within 2 days prior to departure. Passengers travelling from Brunei Darussalam, Czechia, Romania, or Sierra Leone must hold a negative test result of these tests completed within 48 hours prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat, or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate. The Health Declaration Form can be found here.
    • Non-Chinese nationals travelling from Netherlands must obtain a QR code with an "HDC" mark, available here or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate.
  • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 2 days before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 2 days before boarding. Passengers must also obtain either a green health code or a Health Declaration Form from both their country of departure and country of transit.
  • Passengers travelling from the Netherlands must hold negative test results issued prior to their departure to China. The tests must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure.
  • Direct flights from the Netherlands:
    • If the passenger departs prior to 17:00 (5PM), they must hold 2 PCR test results issued within 48 hours prior to boarding, of which at least one PCR test should be issued within 24 hours before boarding, as well as an antigen test issued within 12 hours before boarding.
    • If the passenger departs after 17:00 (5PM), they must hold 2 PCR test results issued within 48 hours prior to boarding, of which at least one PCR test should be issued within 12 hours before boarding.
  • Passengers with a transit flight through the Netherlands:
    • If the passenger departs prior to 17:00 (5PM), they must hold 2 PCR test results issued within 24 hours prior to boarding, as well as an antigen test issued within 12 hours before boarding.
    • If the passenger departs after 17:00 (5PM), they must hold 2 PCR test results issued within 12 hours prior to boarding.

  • China-bound passengers transiting in the Netherlands must make an appointment with the Test Centre at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS) online here for their two tests after receiving their first health code in the country of departure. Passengers who have been tested by the Test Center must upload their certificates here (please select "Novamedik Diagnostics (airport on-site test)") and obtain a green health code through the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands. Passengers must present both their green health codes and the original certificates of negative results of nucleic acid test and IgM anti-body test before boarding.
    • China-bound passengers transiting in the Netherlands who will enter the Netherlands can also undergo the tests at facilities recognised by the Chinese Embassy.
    • Please note that vaccinated Chinese nationals who have also submitted a vaccination certificate will not be granted a green health QR code if they have been fully vaccinated for less than 14 days, even if they have submitted the two other test results. However this requirement does not apply to unvaccinated Chinese nationals.
  • Passengers departing from the Netherlands who plan to transit through a third country before arriving in China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code for entering China. Passengers departing from a country where there are direct flights to China will not be permitted to obtain a green health code if they plan to transit through the Netherlands on their way to China. Only the following passengers are allowed to obtain a green health code and travel to China from the Netherlands:
    • Passengers travelling from the Netherlands to China on direct flights. Direct flights also include flights with technical landing in a third country,
    • Passengers departing from a country where there are no direct flights to China and who plan to transit through the Netherlands before arriving in China.
    • Nationals of China who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 (except for a booster dose) must wait 14 days until they submit their negative test result or it will be refused regardless of other requirements are met.

  • All passengers travelling from France must hold 2 negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test results tested within 12 hours prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. The list of recognised facilities can be found here. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat (for Chinese nationals only), a QR code with an "HDC" mark using the link available here or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate. The Health Declaration Form can be found here.
    • Passengers who will transit at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) before arriving in China must arrange the appointment for the two tests online here before travel, and must hold a printed copy of their booking confirmation of the tests. Passengers without booking confirmation of the tests will not be able to undergo the tests at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).
  • Passengers must ensure that they have checked the information on the website of the Chinese embassy or consulate in their place of departure, as passengers departing from some countries might be required to obtain negative results of the RT-PCR test and the IgM anti-body test at two different facilities ("cross double tests"). These passengers must also submit all the negative test results to obtain a green health code.
  • Passengers travelling from Finland or United States must hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result tested within 48 hours prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with an “HS” mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat (for Chinese nationals only), or a QR code with an "HDC" mark, available here.
  • Passengers travelling from Dallas/Fort Worth (TX) International Airport (DFW) must comply with the following requirements:
    • All passengers must hold a negative nucleic acid RT-PCR test obtained 7 days prior to departure. They must stay in their departure city and monitor their health for 7 days using the Personal Health Monitoring Form.
    • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must complete a second RT-PCR, an S-protein IgM antibody, and an N-protein IgM antibody tests at the designated testing agency of the departure city within 48 hours prior to departure.
    • Vaccinated passengers: Passengers who are fully vaccinated with non-inactivated vaccines must complete a second RT-PCR, an S-protein IgM antibody, and an N-protein IgM antibody tests at the designated testing agency of the departure city within 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers who are fully vaccinated with an inactivated vaccine must complete two additional RT-PCR tests within 48 hours prior to departure.
      • Passengers who receive positive test results must complete the steps until they meet all the requirements.
    • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 48 hours before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 48 hours before boarding. Passengers must also obtain a green health code from both their country of departure and country of transit.

  • Negative nucleic acid test results and negative IgM anti-body test results for passengers travelling from the following cities in the United States are only accepted if they are issued by a laboratory recognised by the Chinese consulate: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Detroit.
  • Passengers travelling from Nigeria must hold a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result and a negative IgM anti-body test result tested within 5 days prior to departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. The test must have been carried out in a facility recognised by a Chinese embassy or consulate located at the place of departure. Passengers must submit the negative results of both tests to a Chinese embassy or consulate, and must also obtain either a green health code with a "HS" mark using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat, or a Health Declaration Form validated by the Chinese embassy or consulate.
    • Passengers travelling to China via connecting flights must take the two tests in the country of departure within 2 days before boarding, and take both tests again in the country of transit within 2 days before boarding. Passengers must also obtain either a green health code or a Health Declaration Form from both their country of departure and country of transit.
  • Passengers holding a positive serological test (IgM antibody test) for Covid-19 are permitted to travel to China provided they are holding a Covid-19 vaccination certificate and a green health QR code from their local Chinese Embassy.
  • Passengers travelling from China to Taiwan, or passengers travelling from Taiwan to China, must hold 2 negative PCR test results issued within 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Passengers departing from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) must meet one of the following conditions:
    • They hold one negative PCR test result tested within 48 hours before departure and one negative PCR test result tested within 24 hours before departure; or
    • They hold 2 negative PCR test results tested within 48 hours prior to departure and a negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours before departure.  

Quarantine requirements

  • All passengers must undergo 7 days centralised quarantine followed by 3 days of home self-monitoring quarantine.
  • Passengers travelling on direct flights from Egypt to China may be required to quarantine in a designated hotel for 3 days before travel at their own cost, which will be arranged by their carriers. Before starting the 3-day quarantine arranged by the carriers, passengers are also required to self-isolate at home for 14 days and submit a certificate of 14-day self-isolation when obtaining a green health code. This also applies to passengers departing from a third country who will transit through Egypt before arriving in China, as they will be required to self-isolate at home in their country of departure for 14 days before arriving in Egypt for their connecting flights. Passengers departing from a third country who will transit through Egypt are also required to hold proof of their full journey and the residence status in the country of departure. Seamen returning to China who will transit through Egypt are required to self-isolate on their ship for 14 days before departure, and submit a certificate of 14-day self-isolation to consulate_egy@mfa.gov.cn 3 days before travel.

Exit restrictions

  • Passengers departing Guangzhou must hold a negative nucleic acid test obtained within 72 hours prior to departure and must show their 'Green Health Code' on departure.
  • Chinese nationals are only permitted to depart China for education, employment, or business purposes that cannot be postponed and have been confirmed as necessary.