[Updated]: China Entrance Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Travelers Arriving from the US

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

This article was originally published on 19 January 2022 and was updated on 8 April 2022 to reflect new information.  

8 April 2022 Update: The government of China published updates to its inbound travel requirements for travelers departing from the United States on 1 April 2022. Inbound travelers departing from the United States, who have received permission from the authorities of China, will be required to present a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test result in addition to the green health code prior to boarding. Information for receiving a health code can be found here.  

Travelers entering China are assessed on an individual basis based on the purpose of travel.  

Key Points 

  • On 13 Jan. 2022, the government of China updated its entrance requirements for US travelers arriving in the country 


The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America released further guidance for travelers entering China beginning 13 Jan. 2022. Eligible fully vaccinated travelers departing from the United States are required to: 

  • Apply for a health declaration certificate; 
  • Take a nucleic acid RT-PCR test at the city of departure taken at least seven days prior to departure; 
  • Monitor health and fill out the Personal Health Monitoring Form from the day that the RT-PCR test was administered until flight departure; 
  • Take two additional nucleic acid RT-PCR tests at the city of departure within 48 hours of departure;
  • All RT-PCR tests must be negative for a traveler to depart for China;
  • Upload any required flight documentation prior to departure. For a list of required documentation, click here.

What are the Changes?  

The government of China released new updates for travelers entering the country from the United States. Entrance requirements will vary depending on the traveler's vaccination status and the type of vaccination that was received.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of China’s website and Envoy's website for additional updates and information.  

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