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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For China
Data Last Updated: September 06, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

China is not yet open for tourism and no date has been set on when it will resume.

Re-entry for citizens, residents, family and business persons remains possible with stringent measures in place, such as mandatory testing, quarantine of varying lengths and health screening. 

Starting August 10, visitors coming from some European countries can enter, but this only applies to those holding valid residence permit, work permit, and permit for family reunion and personal matters. On August 27, China has reopened visa application to 13 Asian countries and 36 European countries.

Incoming flights from eight countries will be allowed to land in Beijing starting September 4th. Everyone is subject to 14 day quarantine in state-run facilities.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Face masks are mandatory in many public places such as offices and public transport. Many normal retail businesses and factories have started working again.

Higher risk businesses like cinemas or bars have closed.  Some restaurants have begun reopening their dining rooms, in limited capacity. In Beijing, some lockdown measures have been re-introduced due to an outbreak, and some restaurants and bars have closed.

Many of China’s main tourist attractions have re-opened under social distancing rules and capacity limitations. Beijing was closed for tourism on June 13th due to an outbreak.


Airlines & Transport

Starting August 10, some of the strict flight quotas are being lifted, with Air France allowed to operate three weekly flights between China and France from the end of this month.

All international passenger flights to Beijing will be diverted to 16 designated airports in Chengdu, Changsha, Hefei, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Wuhan. A small number of international flights are also operating direct between European cities and Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao.

Status of Opening to Tourists

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Information for Non-Tourists

Starting August 10, visitors coming from some European countries can enter, but this only applies to those holding valid residence permit, work permit, and permit for family reunion and personal matters. 

The Chinese government will also facilitate visa applications of foreign nationals seeking entry into China for essential economic, trade, scientific, and technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs.

Most travelers, regardless of nationality, are barred from entering or exiting land border checkpoints; however, officials are allowing Macau locals to enter mainland China without quarantine starting Aug. 12, provided they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and have not traveled outside the territory in the previous two weeks

All arriving passengers are subject to Covid-19 tests and a 14-day quarantine.

90,400

Cases

4,636

Deaths

63

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days
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