China

Borders of China are temporarily closed

These passengers are NOT allowed to enter:

  • foreign citizens with a visa;
  • foreign citizens with a residence permit;
  • foreign citizens with an APEC Business Travel Card.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • foreign citizens with a visa issued outside the Mainland of China after 28 March 2020. They must NOT arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Federation and United Kingdom;
  • foreign citizens with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;
  • foreign citizens with a visa issued after 3 November 2020;
  • foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit;
  • foreign citizens with a residence permit with the purpose ‘work’, ‘personal matters’ or ‘reunion’. They must NOT arrive from Bangladesh, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Philippines, Russian Feeration and United Kingdom;
  • passengers with a visa and an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are allowed to enter without a visa.

These types of visas are suspended: 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.

The Olympic Identity and Accreditation Card (OIAC) and the Paralympic Identity and Accreditation Card (PIAC):

  • are valid from 4 January 2022 until 13 April 2022 and for multiple entries; and
  • must be accompanied with a passport valid until at least 13 May 2022.

1. Passengers will be medically screened and quarantined for 14 days at the first point of entry. 

 

2. All arriving people must complete an “Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form” and present a QR code before departure.

Passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and also with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games must have a green QR code with an ‘HS’ mark (for Chinese nationals) or ‘HDC’ mark (for foreign nationals). The QR codes are valid for 72 hours after issuance, and they must be marked with ‘Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games’. The QR code is considered valid at both origin airport and transit airport as long as it is within the validity at the time of boarding the plane to Beijing.

 

3. Passengers must have a green QR code with an ‘HDC’ mark that can be obtained here with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued not more than 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued not more than 48 hours before departure. People not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an ‘HDC’ mark in each transit country. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy.

This rule doesn’t apply to:
  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.);
  • people arriving from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China or the USA, UAE;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

4. Citizens of China must have a green QR code with an ‘HS’ mark obtained from the WeChat App ‘Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban’ by uploading a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued not more than 48 hours before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued not more than 48 hours before departure. Passengers not arriving directly in China must repeat both tests in the transit countries and obtain a new green QR code with an ‘HS’ mark in each transit country.  A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy.

This rule does not apply to:

  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.).;
  • children younger than 3 years;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

5. People arriving directly from the USA must follow stricter rules starting 23 December 2020. Follow the link to read all the necessary information. They must have a green QR code with an ‘HDC’ mark. The code can be obtained here with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result issued at most 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Plus they must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken 7 days before departure, and complete a personal health monitoring form. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy.​ 

This rule does not apply to:

  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.).;
  • children younger than 3 years;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Citizens 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 2 days before departure and a negative IgM antibody test result issued at most 2 days before departure. Plus, they must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken 7 days before departure, and complete a personal health monitoring form. A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy.

This rule does not apply to:

  • passengers younger than 3 years;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

6. People arriving from Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not more than 3 days before departure.

 

7. People entering Beijing (PEK) from Hong Kong SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not more than 7 days before departure.

 

8. People arriving from Macao SAR, China must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued not more than 7 days before departure.

9. Citizens of China (People’s Rep.) arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an ‘HS’ mark. They must be holder of a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result and a negative IgM antibody test result, both issued at most 2 days before departure. Plus they must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken 7 days before departure, and complete a personal health monitoring form.  A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Passengers who are 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.  More details can be found here.

This rule does not apply to:

  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.).;
  • children younger than 3 years;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
 

10. Passengers arriving directly from Canada must have a green QR code with an ‘HDC’ mark. They must be holder of a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid test result and a negative IgM antibody test result, both issued at most 2 days before departure. Plus, they must have a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test taken 7 days before departure, and complete a personal health monitoring form.  A positive IgM antibody test result could be accepted with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Passengers who are 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 ‘HDC’ mark in each transit country. More details can be found here.

This rule does not apply to:

  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.).;
  • children younger than 3 years;
  • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
  • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

11. People arriving directly from UAE must have a green QR code with an “HS” (“HDC” mark for those who are not citizens of China) mark. They must be holder of a 2 negative IgM anti-body test results: 1st issued 14 days before departure and 2nd issued no more 2 days before departure. More info here.

This rule does not apply to:

    • citizens of China (People’s Rep.).;
    • children younger than 3 years;
    • passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games;
    • passengers with a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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