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  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in most areas
  • Quarantine14 days at a designated location
  • Public TransportationLimited
Updated: August 16, 2021
Reviewed: October 16, 2021
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China is gradually opening up for business travel only, while domestic restrictions vary and change frequently with changes in infection numbers.

Can I travel to China?

  • It is possible to travel to China from few origins, for business only, after applying for a visa, and providing negative test results.
  • Most travelers are still not allowed to enter or transit through China, unless they have a visa issued after March 28th, 2020.
  • Flights from several high-risk countries are banned.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to China?

  • All international arrivals are required to enter a 14 days quarantine in designated locations.
  • Arrivals to Beijing may be asked to quarantine for 14 days before boarding a flight to China.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to China?

  • Those permitted to enter China will be required to submit a health declaration, and provide negative PCR results, no older than 72 hours before travel.
  • Anyone arriving will undergo health screening in the airport.
  • Vaccinated arrivals from some high-risk countries must present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours.
  • Travelers leaving high-risk provinces might be required to present negative test results when traveling domestically.

Is public transportation open in China?

Public transportation in most of China is operating and domestic flights resumed, under health measurements.

Trave to and from some high-risk areas is banned.

Are the restaurants and bars open in China?

  • Some restaurants have begun reopening their dining rooms, in limited capacity.
  • Regulations vary between provinces.
  • In high-risk areas, restaurants and bars are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in China?

  • Some of China's main tourist attractions have re-opened under social distancing rules and capacity limitations. It is recommended to check each attraction individually in advance.
  • In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses and attractions are closed, and leaving the house is permitted for essential reasons only.

Do I need to wear a face mask in China?

Wearing face masks is required on public places and transportation.


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