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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;
  • foreign citizens with a residence permit with the purpose ‘study’;
  • 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;
  • 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 10 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 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.

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.
 

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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