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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

•   Resident travel from low risk areas: No 14-day quarantine requirement. The national health pass code or "北京健康宝” should have a "no abnormality" result. Read more

•   Resident travel from Hubei Province and other mid-and-high-risk areas: apply through the "京心相助" WeChat mini-programme and inform your community and unit before returning to Beijing. You must take a nucleic acid test within the previous seven days. A negative test result is necessary for railway ticket purchases or for passing inspection points if entering Beijing via road. You will be required to carry out a 14-day self-quarantine (either at home if you have a residence, or at designated sites and paid by yourself), after which another nucleic acid test must be taken. Read more After mandatory 14-day quarantine, it is recommended to stay at home (isolate from family members) for another 7 days. Read more

•   Visitor: No 14-day quarantine requirement. The national health pass code or "北京健康宝” should have a "no abnormality" result. Health management requirements of hotels must be complied with. Read more

International Inbound

All international flights to Beijing are currently being redirected to one of 12 other cities. 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 stay at home (isolate from family members) for another 7 days. Read more

Outbound

No restrictions on either domestic or international outbound travel. But currently the international flights departing from Beijing are limited.

 

CHONGQING

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor travel from Hubei Province: A green health QR code and a negative RNA test result are required; travellers without these are subject to a 14-day quarantine and RNA tests at least twice a day. Read more

•   Resident/Visitor travelling from non-Hubei Provinces: No restriction.

International Inbound

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 travel from non-Hubei Provinces: no quarantine required.

•   Resident/Visitor travel from Hubei Province: (1) those who travel from Wuhan city after 8th April and can provide two negative RNA test results are exempt from further RNA tests; those who provide only one negative RNA test result will be subject to another RNA test after arrival in Chengdu; those who can’t provide any RNA test results will be subject to RNA tests twice after arrival in Chengdu. (2) Those who travel from cities other than Wuhan after 8th April and can provide a negative RNA test result are exempt from further RNA tests; those who can’t provide any test result must undergo an RNA test. (3) Those who travelled from Hubei Province before 8th April and are currently under quarantine must get one negative RNA result from the previous seven days before they can be released. Read more

International Inbound

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: No 14-day quarantine requirement. 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.

International Inbound

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. If a traveller's destination is outside of Guangzhou, that city's government will pick them up and bring them to that city's designated quarantine area for testing and 14-day quarantine.

Outbound

No Restrictions.

 

NANJING

Domestic Inbound

•   Resident/Visitor: No restrictions for those with a green health code; those with yellow or red codes may be required to undergo 14-day quarantine. Read more

International Inbound

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

Outbound

No restrictions. 

 

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 (search “健康通行卡” Wechat mini-app). Read more

2. Travellers from Hubei province can only get green health code after providing negative RNA test.

International Inbound

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

2. 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: No restrictions. However, 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

•   Visitor: No restrictions, but should check with hotels in advance for further details.

International Inbound

1. All international flights are directed to Pudong Airport. From 28th March, all passengers entering Shanghai from abroad, including those transferring in Shanghai, will be subject to virus testing and centralised quarantine for 14 days. For the elderly, minors, pregnant women, people with reduced mobility, chronic diseases or other conditions not suitable for centralised quarantine, if the test result is negative and home conditions allow, home quarantine can be applied upon strict verification and approval. Read more

2. Chinese passengers returning from 26 countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States) are required to submit personal data, health status and recent travel information on a daily basis via a WeChat mini program “防疫健康码国际版” for 14 consecutive days before boarding. Failure to do so will lead to being barred from boarding. If false information is provided, the passenger will be blocked from further continuing their trip and could face legal penalties. 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 Hubei Province: No quarantine; subject to one RNA test. Read more

2)    travel from Ha'erbin and Mudanjiang: a green health Code and a positive RNA test are required. Otherwise, subject to 14-day quarantine at home and two RNA tests. Read more

3)    travel from Jilin city since April 22nd will carry out designated hotel isolation observation for 21 days, during which three nucleic acid tests will be carried out. If they have been isolated at home, they must be transferred to centralized isolation immediately. Read more

4)    travel from other Provinces: No restrictions if a green health QR code can be provided. Read more

International Inbound

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 travel from Chinese provinces/cities outside of Shenzhen: No 14-day quarantine requirement. Basic temperature check on arrival. Must fill in the i深圳 or 粤康码 app in advance.

International Inbound

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

•   Resident/Visitor: No quarantine requirement if they can provide a green health code, but should check with hotels in advance for further details. Read more

International Inbound

1) Following the national policy which has taken effect since 28th March, only foreigners with an approved business-related visa will be allowed to enter Tianjin.

2) A 14-day mandatory quarantine is required for Chinese residents. Read more

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

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:

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 Hubei Province or other high-risk areas need to quarantine at designated place for 14 days and do two RNA test and one IgM/IgG antibody test. Home quarantine can be applied upon strict verification and approval.

3)     Travellers who came from Jilin city (except Shulan city) since April 28th need to carry out designated hotel isolation observation for 14 days, during which two nucleic acid tests will be carried out (24 hours apart). After the quarantine is finished, if the test is negative, they need to continue home quarantine for 14 days during which a third nucleic acid test will be carried out. If the third test is negative, they can be released from quarantine. Hotels and other accommodation service providers cannot accept travellers from Jilin city and need to report to local community management if they receive travellers from Jilin city.

4)     Travellers who came from Shulan city since April 28th and less than 14 days, need to be quarantined to 14 days. During the period, two nucleic acid tests will be carried out. After the second nucleic acid test, if the result is negative, they can go home, but a further 14 days home isolation and another nucleic acid test need to be carried out.

5)     Those who have come from Shulan city 14 days before must first be isolated in designated hotels and have two nucleic acid tests (24 hours apart). If the result is negative, they will continue home isolation for 14 days during which a third test will need to be conducted. If the third test is negative, they can be released from quarantine.

Read more

International Inbound

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.