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China coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to China. China is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to China. China is part of Asia with main city at Beijing. Its Developing country with a population of 1B people. The main currency is Yuan Renminbi. The languages spoken are Chinese.
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🚨 Travel Advice for China

Closed

for travel
International travel to China is not permitted. This does not apply to nationals, residents. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for those with valid visas. Travel for tourism is not permitted.
Authorities in China have implemented additional measures and restrictions concerning visa applications and admittance to the country. We recommend contacting your local embassy to inquire about specific requirements.

Quarantine required

All travelers are required to undergo 14-day quarantine at a government-designated location. Travelers are subject to follow-up testing during this period.
If traveling from the point of entry in China to another city or region, a further quarantine period of up to 14 days may be required if either location is considered high-risk.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of negative PCR and IgM anti-body tests, completed by the same provider and taken within the previous 48 hours, must be provided on departure.
Chinese nationals should upload test results using the WeChat App 'Fang Yi Jian Kang Ma Guo Ji Ban' and get a green QR code with an 'HS' mark. Foreign passengers must submit the test results to a Chinese consulate.

Other medical measures

Travelers are subject to health checks on arrival.

Additional documents required

A 'Health declaration form' must be completed within 24 hours before entering and exiting China. - Health declaration form
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Throughout China, there are mandatory requirements to check temperatures, use health kit apps, and scan QR codes in order to prove your travel history. These requirements apply to all transportation hubs, hotels, and commercial buildings. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public places and transportation.

Public transport

While most public transportation services are operational between most routes, train services are currently operating at reduced capacity. Passengers can expect temperature checks and health screenings at transportation hubs. QR codes and health kit apps should be downloaded prior to travel.
Inter-regional travel remains restricted in some parts of China and passengers may be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine when entering or leaving a high-risk area. Quarantine is enforced on a neighborhood level and procedures vary depending on the severity of the outbreak. Proof of a negative NAT test may also be required when entering or leaving a high-risk area.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

Bars are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open. Customers can expect temperature checks and health screenings when entering. Customers may be required to provide their personal information, via a QR registration app, for contact tracing purposes.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Opening times may vary due to regional guidelines.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for China

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for China

COVID-19 precautions and preventative measures vary from location to location. Grocery stores, restaurants, and hospitals are operating. Large gatherings are common.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for China

Exercise a high degree of caution

Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. You must provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see 'Travel'). You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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