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China: restrictions and entry requirements 2022

Borders of China are temporarily closed

These passengers are NOT allowed to enter:

  • foreign citizens with a visa.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • foreign citizens with a visa issued outside the Mainland of China after 28 March 2020;
  • foreign citizens with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;
  • foreign citizens with a permanent residence permit.

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.

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

1. Passengers will be medically screened and quarantined for 8 days at the first point of entry. 

2. All arriving people must complete an “Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form” online or from the WeChat app ‘Customs Passenger Fingertip Service’ and present a QR code before departure.

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 of the last direct flight to China.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens of China (People’s Rep.);
  • people arriving on a direct flight originating from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China.

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 of the last direct flight to China. More details can be found at the website of the respective Chinese embassy.

This rule does not apply to:

  • citizens of China arriving on a direct flight originating from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, China, Macao SAR, China.
 

5. 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.

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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.

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