Closed for Travel


  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • Quarantine14-21 days at a designated location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 18, 2021
Reviewed: February 20, 2021


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.

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.
  • Anyone testing positive, or arriving on a flight with someone who is positive for COVID-19, will be required to quarantine for 7 more days.

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 3 days before travel.
  • Anyone arriving will undergo health screening in the airport.

Is public transportation open in China?

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

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.

Do I need to wear a face mask in China?

Wearing face masks is required on public transportation.

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