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Travel Policies to and from Cities in China

In order to help companies and individuals plan their travels to and from different cities/region in China, the European Chamber has compiled the below list, which includes the quarantine policies of

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Please note that in the below list domestic travel includes flights, rail and road, and international travel includes flights only.

BEIJING

Domestic Inbound

•   Personnel returning to/coming to Beijing from medium- and high-risk areas are required 14-day home quarantine or quarantine at designated places, and take nucleic acid test.

•   Personnel travel from low-risk areas: No quarantine. Green health code  (北京健康宝) and temperature check are required.

•   High-risk personnel (confirmed, suspected cases, people with a fever) and close contacts of high-risk personnel cannot enter Beijing. Discharged persons from hospital need 14-day quarantine in designated place. Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All international flights to Beijing are currently being redirected to one of 16 other cities (Chengdu, Changsha, Hefei, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Huhhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Wuhan [backup]), starting from 8th June. Read more

Once travellers with negative RNA test results complete their 14-day mandatory quarantine in these other cities, if they proceed to Beijing on the same or following day, they will not be subject to further mandatory quarantine requirements in the capital. Otherwise, he/she will be subject to another 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Beijing. Read more 

After mandatory 14-day quarantine (either in entry city or in Beijing), it is recommended to monitor body temperature and report to local community if shows any symptom. Read more

Outbound

Starting from 16th June, people from high-and-medium-risk areas of Beijing and related personnels of Xinfadi market cannot leave Beijing. From 4th July, people from low-risk areas of Beijing can leave Beijing without providing negative RNA test result. Read more

International flights are limited.

 

CHONGQING

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor 

1. Travel from medium and high-risk areas: no restrictions if a negative RNA test result done within 7 days can be provided or a green health QR code with negative RNA test result information in it can be provided. Travellers without a negative RNA test result are subject to an immediate test at their arrival or a 14-day mandatory quarantine. 

2. Travel from low risk areas in Beijing: no restrictions if a negative RNA test result done within 7 days can be provided or a green health QR code with negative RNA test result information in it can be provided. Travellers without a negative RNA test result are subject to an immediate test at their arrival.

3. Travel from other low-risk areas: no restrictions if a green health QR code can be provided and the body temperature is normal.

Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All inbound travellers need to take RNA test and those who test positive will be sent to local hospital for treatment. Travellers from or that have travelled to 16 areas classified as ‘severe epidemic areas’ and that have a negative RNA test result are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated places. Travellers from non-severe epidemic areas that have negative RNA test results are required to conduct a 14-day self-quarantine and be included in their community health management. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel, but currently the international flights departing from Chongqing are limited.

 

CHENGDU

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor 

  1. For people have travelling history in the high-risk areas in recent 14 days, the counties (cities, districts) shall implement 14-day mandatory quarantine;         
  2. For people came (returned) to Sichuan from medium-risk areas, 14-day home medical observation will be carried out by the community.
  3. All people from medium and high-risk areas must have RNA test and 14-day mandatory quarantine. For those who can provide negative results of RNA test within 7 days at arrival, no need to have RNA test that day. When 14-day mandatory quarantine is over and the RNA test is negative, the isolation will be lifted.

Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

Travellers from or that have travelled to 16 areas classified as ‘severe epidemic countries/areas’, as well as other countries/areas, within the past 14 days, are required to stay at government-designated local hotels for health observation and RNA tests. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel, but currently the international flights departing from Chengdu are limited.

 

GUANGZHOU

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor

1. No 14-day quarantine requirement from low-risk areas. A basic temperature check on arrival will be carried out. Must fill in the 穗康码 or 粤康码 app in advance for health confirmation.

2. Visitors from high risk areas are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated places and RNA test.

3. Visitors form medium risk areas need to conduct RNA test when arrive, comply with the community health management (provide health notice and green health code, carry out health consultation). Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All will be subject to a nucleic acid test and quarantine. If travellers show abnormal symptoms, they will be taken immediately to hospital. A chartered bus will bring all Guangzhou-destined travellers to a designated quarantine area for testing and 14-day quarantine.

Outbound

No Restrictions.

 

NANJING

Domestic Inbound

Apply for and use the Jiangsu Health Code to declare health conditions. For those from regions with medium or high risks of the pandemic (Dalian and Urumqi), inform your community or employer of your conditions and cooperate to administer medical quarantine and COVID-19 nucleic acid tests. If you or your family members have been to these regions or have contacted visitors from these regions over the previous 14 days, inform your community or employer of these facts. Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

Those entering Nanjing/Jiangsu from overseas will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine for medical observation at a designated place. And  starting from 2nd August, Jiangsu-bound travellers entering China via Shanghai Pudong International Airport will be transported by dedicated vehicles to designated hotels for quarantine and health observation after their information has been collected and put on record by Shanghai city. Sampling and nucleic acid testing will be carried out by Shanghai on the fifth day of quarantine. Those tested negative will be transferred from quarantine sites in Shanghai to the Kunshan Transfer Base by dedicated staff and vehicles of Jiangsu Province in a seamless and hermetic manner when their seven-day quarantine period is over. Governments of the cities under the provincial government will pick up travellers bound for the respective cities at the Kunshan Transfer Base and transport them by dedicated staff and vehicles in a seamless and hermetic manner to their destinations where they will be put under isolated health observation for another seven days as follow-up prevention and control steps. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions.

Reminder: Properly manage your travel and reduce unnecessary gatherings. Avoid trips to regions with medium or high risks of the pandemic, unless mandatory.

 

SHANDONG

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor:

1.  No restrictions for those with a green health code. All health codes nationwide are recognised in Shandong but need to change to "Shandong health code" through “来鲁申报” platform  

2. Travel from high-risk and mid-risk areas, 14-day quarantine requirement and RNA test, with closely monitor and management from local community.

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All inbound travellers to Shandong will be subject to a nucleic acid test and 14-day quarantine in designated places.

Jinan and Qingdao are the 1st arrival destinations for all international flights to Beijing. All inbound travellers will go through health information form check, temperature check, symptoms check, epidemiological screening, medical screening, lab test screening. All confirmed, suspected, and symptomatic persons and their close contacts will be transferred to government designated places. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions.

 

SHANGHAI

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident: Shanghai issued a notice on 8th April encouraging enterprises and institutions to carry out nucleic acid testing on newly arrived (returning) employees from certain areas (not specified). Enterprises can make appointments for this purpose at medical institutions approved by the Shanghai Municipal Health and Health Commission at their own expense. Read more

•   Resident/Visitor: Visitors from high-risk areas are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated places; subject to two RNA tests. Visitors from medium-risk areas are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at home; subject to two RNA tests. Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

Starting from 12th September, inbound international travellers whose final destination is Jiangsu, Zhejiang, or Anhui arriving in Shanghai are required to conduct three days of centralised quarantine in Shanghai and transfer to the three provinces to continue their rest of the 11-day centralised quarantine. Passengers whose final destination is Shanghai will continue to undergo the original 7-day centralised quarantine and 7-day home quarantine. Passengers whose final destination is neither Shanghai nor the three above mentioned provinces will undergo 14 days of centralised quarantine. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel, but currently the international flights departing from Shanghai are limited.

 

SHENYANG

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor 

1)    travel from high-and-medium-risk areas: Quarantine for 14 days; subject to two RNA tests. Read more

2)    travel from low-risk areas: No restrictions if a green health QR code can be provided. Read more

3)    travel from low-risk areas from Dalian: a negative RNA test result within 7 days and a green health QR code need to be provided Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

Temporary suspension on the entry of foreigners holding a valid Chinese visa and residence permit. Chinese passengers should fill in the epidemic prevention health information form before landing in China. They will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, two RNA tests and one antibody test; afterwards, they will be subject to additional controls upon reaching their destination. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel, but currently the international flights departing from Shenyang are limited.

 

SHENZHEN

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor

1.No 14-day quarantine requirement from low risk areas. Basic temperature check on arrival. Must fill in the i深圳 or 粤康码 app in advance.   

2. Visitors from high risk areas are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in designated places and RNA test. 

3. Visitors form medium risk areas need to conduct RNA test when arrive, comply with the community health management (provide health notice and green health code, carry out health consultation). Read more

•   Resident/Visitor travel from Hongkong: Shenzhen is taking a new precaution by presenting the 24-hour negative nucleic acid test result for people crossing the border from Hong Kong, which added to the original 14-day mandatory quarantine demanded by Shenzhen authority since 28th April. For government officials and business people, cross-border truck drivers, cross-border students who have been approved to be exempted from collective medical observation shall continue to follow current stipulations. Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All will be subject to a nucleic acid test and quarantine. Any travellers with abnormal symptoms will be immediately brought to hospital. All travellers landed will need to quarantine for 14 days at government designated hotels in Shenzhen.

Outbound

No restrictions.

 

TIANJIN

Domestic Inbound

Apply for and use a Health Code to declare health conditions via Alipay 津心办. No quarantine requirement if they can provide a green health code.

For those from regions with medium or high risks of the pandemic (Dalian and Urumqi), inform your community or employer of your conditions and cooperate to administer medical quarantine at home and COVID-19 nucleic acid tests. If you or your family members have been to these regions or have contacted visitors from these regions over the previous 14 days, inform your community or employer of these facts.

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

Those entering Tianjin from overseas will be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine for medical observation at a designated place.

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel, but currently the international flights departing from Tianjin are limited.

 

OTHER REGIONS

DAQING

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor:

1)     No quarantine requirement for travelers from low-risk areas. Basic temperature check on arrival. Need to have the health QR code “龙江健康码” in advance for health confirmation.

2)     Travellers who are from middle and high-risk areas need to provide a nucleic acid tests (3 days ahead from arriving in Daqing) . Upon arrive, they will be converted to do a 14 days quarantine at a designated place and then have a home isolation for 14 days. Three nucleic acid test will be conducted before the home isolation is finished. Read more

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

1)     All the international travellers will need to quarantine at government designated hotels for 14 days.

2)     Travellers landed in other provinces need to quarantine in Heilongjiang Province for 14 days.

3)     Travellers who have completed quarantine in Heilongjiang Province don’t need to quarantine in Daqing but need to do one RNA test. Read more

Outbound

No restriction.

 

HA'ERBIN

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor:

No quarantine requirement for travelers from low-risk areas. Basic temperature check on arrival. Need to have the health QR code “龙江健康码” in advance for health confirmation.

International Inbound

Starting from 21st July, passengers to China must take nucleic tests five days before departure. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. Read more

All travellers need to quarantine at designated place for 14 days and do two RNA test and one IgM/IgG antibody test. Read more

Outbound

No restriction.

 

Disclaimer:

This is based on publicly available information. Policies are subject to frequent changes as the outbreak develops. This document is for informational purpose only and should not be construed as business or legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances. We will not be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided.