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    What Documents to Prepare before Boarding

    If you succeed in applying for a visa, then you should prepare these documents before boarding your flight:

    • Valid passport and valid visa
    • Hardcopies of COVID-19 nucleic acid and IgM serum antibody negative test results (no more than 2 days before departure)
    • Hardcopy of a certified Health Declaration Form (HDF) or a Health Declaration Code (HDC) — electronic or hardcopy

    How to Get an HDC or HDF

    • Take the required tests within 2 days before departure (whether or not you have the COVID-19 vaccine): COVID-19 nucleic acid and IgM serum antibody tests in designated labs or institutions.
    • Submit the negative test certificates issued by the testing organization and other information on the China Health Declaration Certificate website.
    • If confirmed, you will get a certified HDF/HDC from the website.

    When boarding the flight, the test certificates and the HDF/HDC needs to be presented to the airline staff.

     

    Quarantining in China

    Passengers (whether or not you have the COVID-19 vaccine) are required to be quarantined for 14 days at an assembly site.

    Upon arrival, you will fill out a Declaration of Health, have your body temperature measured, and have a nucleic acid test at the airport.

    You will be sent to a hotel assigned by the government directly from the airport.

    The expenses during the quarantine period are normally about CN¥400–600 (for board and lodging) per day in the hotel and at your own cost.

     

    Can I Choose the Hotel for Quarantine?

    The quarantined hotels are assigned by the government. In general, you can’t choose among the designated quarantined hotels.

    If you’re traveling with family or a partner, you could ask the staff to help arrange your quarantine in the same hotel.

     

    Can Couples Stay in One Room?

    It depends on each hotel’s requirements. Some hotels allow couples or families to live in one room, while some require each person to stay in a single room. (In general, children under the age of 14 can be quarantined with a parent.)

    You can only know the specific requirements when you arrive at the hotel.

     

    What if the City I Enter is not My Final Destination?

    Passengers are required to be quarantined in their entry city.

    For example, if you enter China at Guangzhou from Sydney on your way to Xi’an, you should quarantine in Guangzhou for 14 days. After your 14-day quarantine in Guangzhou (if your quarantine test results are normal), you could then head to Xi’an.

    When you arrive in Xi’an, usually you wouldn’t need to carry out a 14-day quarantine again, but 7-day home quarantine or 7-day health monitoring may be required. Every city has slightly different requiremets.

    • Home quarantine means staying at home and not being able to go out.
    • Community health monitoring means you can go out to work, but not to join in parties and other group activities.

     

    Entry city/province Local quarantine policy
    Beijing  “14+7+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days centralized/home + 7 days community health monitoring)
    Those who enter from other cities can enter Beijing after 21-day quarantine in the entry city and need to make up 7 days community health monitoring.
    Shanghai “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Those who haven’t a residence in Shanghai need 21-day centralized quarantine.
    “3+11” for those who enter from Shanghai but final destination is in Jiangsu, Zhengjiang, or Anhui: (3 days centralized in Shanghai and then closed-loop transfer to your final destination for 11-day centralized quarantine.
    Guangzhou “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days community health monitoring)
    Those whose final destination is Guangzhou but haven’t a residence need 21-day centralized quarantine.
    Those whose final destination is not Guangzhou can leave Guangzhou after 14-day centralized quarantine.
    Jiangsu “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Zhejiang “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Sichuan “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days community health monitoring)
    Those whose final destinations are other provinces can leave Sichuan after 14 days centralized quarantine.
    Tianjin “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Shandong “14” (14 days centralized)
    Anhui “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Chongqing “14+7+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home +7 days community health monitoring)
    Fujian “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days community health monitoring)
    Guangxi “14+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home)
    Guizhou “14+14” (14 days centralized + 14 days home)
    Hainan “14+7+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home +7 days community health monitoring)
    Hunan “14+7+7” (14 days centralized + 7 days home +7 days community health monitoring)

    Reference: https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-travel-reopen-restrictions.htm

     

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