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China Travel Restrictions

0.1 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
43.21% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 43.21% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter China.

China entry details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to:

-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas;

-International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

-Chinese citizens


Outgoing travel to ChinaTravelling from the United Kingdom to China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to China.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be presented upon arrival


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena), will not be in scope of the regulations. Children under the age of 11 will also not be required to complete pre-departure testing.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from China will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland who have been in the Red Listed countries in the last 10 days are required to book and pay for a Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel. On arrival, they must quarantine for 10 days at a government quarantine hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests during the quarantine. Travelers going to Wales should follow rules from their designated ports of entry in England or Scotland.

People who were vaccinated in the UK do not have to quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for China

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter China but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travellers from from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Open with restrictions

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