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COVID-19 Travel Policies Update

Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases domestically, originating from Nanjing Lukou Airport’s outbreak with the Delta variant, many places in China have tightened local travel policies and are encouraging people to avoid unnecessary travel.

Since 19th August, all areas in Nanjing are downgraded to low-risk. Since 23rd August, all areas in Beijing are downgraded to low-risk.

In order to help companies and individuals plan their travels to and from different cities/regions in China, the European Chamber has compiled a list of the quarantine and nucleic acid test policies of

Click on the links above for further details on that city.

Disclaimer: The details provided 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.

BEIJING

Inbound

People from the counties (cities, districts, and banners) in mid-/high-risk areas in China are temporarily not allowed to enter Beijing.

Personnel from other counties (cities, districts, and banners) in cities where the mid-/high-risk areas are located shall not enter Beijing unless necessary. It is required to enter Beijing with a certificate of negative nucleic acid test within 48 hours before boarding and carry out a 14-day health monitoring after arriving in Beijing. Nucleic acid test should be performed on the day of arrival and 7 days after arrival in Beijing.

Those who are still in the counties (cities, districts, and banners) of the mid-/high-risk areas who are waiting to return to Beijing, and those who have lived in the counties (cities, districts, and banners) where the mid-/high-risk areas are located within 14 days and have not yet returned to Beijing shall have a fixed place of residence, and strictly follow the local policies and regulation. Personnel shall not go out or participate in any gathering activities unless necessary.

Personnel from regions other than the city where the mid-/high-risk areas are located are not required to provide a nucleic acid test certificate when entering Beijing.

Outbound

People from confirmed cases’ residence communities/counties and working places are not allowed to leave Beijing in principle. Those who must depart from Beijing need to hold a Green Code and a negative nucleic acid test certificate taken within 48 hours.

Employees of the government and state-owned enterprises and institutions in Beijing are not allowed to travel to mid- and high-risk areas and cities in principle.

It is recommended to not travel out of Beijing, nor go to overseas, nor domestic mid- and high-risk areas.

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CHENGDU (SICHUAN)

Inbound

For people who travel from high-risk areas in China:

A 14-day home quarantine or centralised quarantine is required. During the quarantine, a nasopharyngeal swab nucleic acid test should be taken every three days, and people need to carry out both a nasopharyngeal swab and oropharyngeal swab test before the quarantine can be lifted.

For people who travel from the county, district, or city that contains a mid-/high-risk areas:

Travellers must hold a certificate of a negative nucleic acid test result taken within 48 hours. If not, people must take a test within 24 hours at a nearby test center. People with a negative test result are required to conduct a health monitoring until the 14th day after they left the risk area.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel unless necessary.

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CHONGQING

Inbound

People from mid-/high-risk areas entering Chongqing are required to conduct a centralised quarantine for 14 days after leaving the risk areas, and to carry out a nucleic acid test on the first, fourth, seventh, and 14th days during the quarantine period. 

People entering Chongqing from a low-risk area located in any county (city/district) where a high-risk area is located are required to conduct a 7-day home quarantine and a 7-day health monitoring, and to carry out a nucleic acid test on the first, seventh, and 14th days during the quarantine period.

People entering Chongqing from a low-risk area located in any county (city/district) where mid-risk areas are located are required to conduct a 14-day health monitoring, and to carry out a nucleic acid test on the first, seventh, and 14th days during the quarantine period. People shall not participate in any gathering activities and reduce the frequency of going out and take personal production.

People entering Chongqing from any other county (city, district) in the city where the mid-/high-risk areas are located, and those entering Chongqing from the cities where the mid/high-risk areas are not designated but where local cases have occurred, a 7-day self-health monitoring and at least one nucleic acid test are required. During the health monitoring period, people shall not participate in gathering activities, reduce the frequency of going out, and take personal protection.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel unless necessary.

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GUANGDONG

Inbound

People that entered Guangdong in the past 14 days from other provinces are recommended to take a nucleic acid test within 48 hours.

People entering Guangdong from high-risk areas must carry out a 14-day centralised quarantine.

People entering Guangdong from a county (district) that contains a high-risk area are required to conduct a seven-day home quarantine and a seven-day health monitoring, and take nucleic acid tests on the first, fourth, seventh, and 14th days during this time period.

People entering Guangdong from any city where a high-risk area is located are required to conduct two nucleic acid tests within three days (at least 24 hours apart) and a 14-day home health monitoring.

People entering Guangdong from middle-risk areas with local transmission cases are required to conduct a 14-day home quarantine.

People entering Guangdong from any city where a middle-risk area is located and local transmission occurred are required to take a nucleic acid test and carry out 14-days of self-health monitoring.

If fever, dry cough, fatigue, vomiting and/or decreased smell/taste occur during the self-health monitoring period, people must take personal protective measures and seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel unless necessary.

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NANJING

Inbound

People from a low-risk city (a low-risk district or county in a municipality directly under the Central Government) can move freely with the green health code and normal temperature. 

Those arriving in Nanjing with a residence history in low-risk areas located in the mid-/high-risk areas must hold a certificate of negative nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours (or be able to show a health code that includes a certificate of negative nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours). It is required to report to the community of residence and conduct a 7-day health monitoring upon arrival. People shall reduce going out during this period, and avoid participating in gathering activities. If people have fever, cough and other symptoms of Covid-19, they need to seek medical treatment with personal protection and report their history of residence. For those who cannot provide a negative certificate of nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours, a nucleic acid test must be carried out at a designated place, and personal protection should be done before the test result is issued.

Those who have lived in the mid-/high-risk areas, or those who have cross track with the confirmed cases (including those with asymptomatic infection), must perform a 14-day centralised quarantine and nucleic acid testing as required. After the centralized quarantine is lifted, people should conduct a 7-day health monitoring at home during which nucleic acid testing should be carried out.

Outbound

From 23rd August, personnel leaving Nanjing no longer need the nucleic acid test certificate through railway, highway, waterway and other means.

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SHANDONG

Inbound

People returning from high-risk areas to their place of residence should report to their communities (villages) and units and comply with local regulations.

People who are from mid-/high-risk areas or who have been to mid-/high-risk areas within 14 days to Jinan are required to conduct a 14-day centralised quarantine and carry out a nucleic acid test every 7 days. An antibody test needs to be performed before the end of the quarantine period.

People who are from any city with local cases or its adjacent areas to Jinan (according to the list of mid-/high-risk cities announced by the State Council) must hold a negative certificate of a nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours. For those who do not have a negative test certificate, it is required to report to the designated service point as soon as possible upon arrival and conduct a nucleic acid test there.

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It is highly suggested that people from high-risk areas to Qingdao and those who intersect with any confirmed casess travel trajectory should report to the their community (village) and cooperate in the implementation of regulations.

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People from the mid-/high-risk areas travelling (returning) to Yantai need to hold a valid nucleic acid test negative certificate, and report to their community (village) 24 hours before arrival.

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Outbound

People shall not go to mid-/high-risk areas unless necessary.

 

SHANGHAI

Inbound

Travellers who are from or passing through high-risk areas are subject to a 14-day centralised quarantine and two nucleic acid tests during the quarantine period.

Those from or passing  through mid-risk areas are subject to 14-day health monitoring and two nucleic acid tests during the monitoring period.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel unless necessary.

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SHENYANG (LIAONING)

Inbound

People entering Shenyang from mid-/high-risk areas are required to conduct a 14-day centralised quarantine and two nucleic acid tests during the quarantine period.

People from other regions are required to provide the negative result of a nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours. People must report to the community as soon as possible upon arrival and conduct a nucleic acid test on the spot.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel to mid-/high-risk areas or areas where local confirmed cases locate.

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TIANJIN

Inbound

People from risk cities/regions that contain high-/mid-risk areas as defined by local authorities are required to take a nucleic acid test within 48 hours of arriving, or take the test as soon as they arrive.

People from high-/mid-risk areas entering Tianjin are required to carry out a centralised quarantine for 14 days. Those included in the quarantine control and who have left the risk area less than 14 days previously must carry out a centralised quarantine in Tianjin until 14 days have passed since they left the area. The nucleic acid testing requirements will be strictly enforced.

People who have contacts with those mentioned above are subject to home isolation. The above-mentioned people can be released from isolation with the negative test result provided when the quarantine starts and before quarantine ends.

People awaiting the issuance of nucleic acid test results must conduct health monitoring at home.

Outbound

It is recommended not to travel unless necessary.

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