China has lifted some of its stringent COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Since January 8, nucleic acid tests and quarantine are no longer required for inbound passengers.
Further changes include:
- Visitors no longer need to apply for a health code from Chinese embassies and consulates. However, a negative nucleic acid test from the last 48 hours will still be required to travel to the Chinese mainland.
- As well as no longer imposing quarantine measures on COVID-19 infections, China will also not identify close contacts of those infected with the infection.
- If the health declaration and the customs port routine quarantine check are normal, passengers will be released into the community without further requirements.
- Measures to control the number of international passenger flights will also be lifted.
- Moving forward, prevention and control measures for the Class B category of infectious disease will be applied to COVID-19 infections instead of Class A measures that were, until recently, being applied.
- Airlines are still required to prevent disease on board. All passengers must wear masks when flying.
- China is streamlining visa facilities for foreigners returning to the country for work, study, or personal reasons.
- Outbound tourism will also be resumed gradually, keeping in view the international health situation and the capacity of the supporting service sectors involved.
- China will also not delineate high and low-risk areas.
For support with your flight operations to China, contact UAS.