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International Operations to Mainland China: Here’s the latest guide to international flights to mainland China from the UAS China team in Beijing.

All entry visas issued prior to March 28 remain temporarily suspended, including APEC Business Travel Cards. A new entry visa is mandatory for all non-Chinese citizens and must be issued after March 28. A growing number of countries are now being allowed to apply for an entry visa (holders of a valid residence permit, essential workers with an invitation letter (PU/TE) or “Verification Confirmation of Invitation” issued by the Foreign Affairs Office of the provincial government of the intended place of visit).

Beijing Captial (ZBAA) / Beijing Daxing (ZBAD)

  • There are no international movements allowed for business jets

Shanghai Hongqiao (ZSSS) / Shanghai Pudong  (ZSPD)

  • International movements are now allowed for business jets

International arrivals / departures at other airports in China:

Ferry flight entry requirements

  • Inbound ferry flights require a confirmation letter issued by the operator or handling agent to confirm ferry status and confirmed Gendec
  •  Crew visa (type C) is mandatory for all stations (there may be exemptions for quick turnarounds but this depends on getting special approval from local authorities)
  • Crew members will have to do a mandatory PCR test conducted by Chinese authorities if they remain in China
  • Crew will have to be quarantined for 14 days at a designated quarantine hotel. Chinese authorities will select the hotel and crew cannot leave the hotel room for the duration of those two weeks and must adhere to local regulations regarding food supply and cleanliness
  • Foreign nationals might need to send a health certification form to the designated Chinese Embassy or Consulate as well as a medical certificate stating they have tested negative for a COVID-19 within the past five days – this must be stamped by the Embassy or Consulate prior to boarding (an email copy is sufficient)
  • Chinese citizens must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test (done within the past five days) via the official mini-app

Passenger flight entry requirements

  • These operations require a CDC acceptance letter, issued by the Local Government Joint Defense & Control Mechanism Office of the relevant province
  • Non-Chinese citizens require an entry visa issued by a Chinese Embassy or Consulate after March 28
  • Crew visas (Type C) are mandatory at all stations (with certain exemptions for quick turnarounds that depend on special approval by local authorities)
  • Crew members will have to be quarantined for 14 days at a designated quarantine hotel. Chinese authorities will select the hotel and crew cannot leave the hotel room during the quarantine period
  • Foreign nationals may be required to send a health certification form to the designated Chinese Embassy or Consulate along with a certificate stating they have tested negative for a COVID-19 within the past five days – this must be stamped by the Embassy or Consulate prior to boarding (an email copy is sufficient)
  • Chinese citizens must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test (done within the past five days) via the official mini-app
  • All passengers will be quarantined for 14 days at a designated quarantine hotel. Chinese authorities will select the hotel and crew cannot leave the hotel room during the quarantine period
  • On arrival, all crew and passengers will undergo mandatory PCR testing conducted by Chinese authorities

Exit requirements

  • A full 14-day quarantine must have been completed (where applicable)

Domestic Flights

No specific restrictions apply, however, domestic travel requirements in China are changing quickly and are decided by community-based level authorities according to the locations level of COVID-19 emergency response and risk assertation, etc.

For support with your flight operations in Mainland China, contact UAS China 

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