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China (CAN, JJN, PEK, PVG, XMN) 

(Please check latest updates from your country of destination)                                                                                                                                                      

Travel Restrictions

  • Entry by non-Chinese nationals holding a visa is suspended.

-     This does not apply to foreign nationals with a visa issued outside the Mainland of China after 28 March 2020;

-     This does not apply to non-Chinese nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visa;

  • Entry by non-Chinese nationals with a residence permit is suspended.

-     This does not apply to foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit;

-     This does not apply to foreign nationals with a residence permit with the purpose 'work', 'personal matters' or 'reunion'.

  • Entry by non-Chinese nationals with an APEC Business Travel Card is suspended.
  • Port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries are suspended.
  • Non-Chinese nationals coming to the mainland of China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. (IATA)

COVID-19 Health Requirements

  • Chinese and non-Chinese travelers who are to fly from the Philippines to China take Nucleic Acid Tests and Serum Antibody Test for COVID-19 within 3 days (72 hours) before boarding and only those who test negative will be allowed to board the aircraft.
  • All passengers from Philippine airports shall be required to the required COVID-19 tests (Nucleic Acid test and Serum Antibody test) conducted by designated institutions: http://ph.china-embassy.org/chn/lsfw/t1802803.htm

-          Download the licensed  COVID-19 Testing Lab List as of November 30, 2020

  • Medical Certificate from a designated medical institution with validity period of 3 days starting from the issuing date of Nucleic Acid Test and Serum Antibody Test
  • Chinese passengers will get a green health code with an “HS” mark in advance through Wechat (mini program COVID-19 Prevention Health Code International Version). This health code has a validity period and will turn gray when expired. Passport or other travel document number (with some digits in the middle replaced by asterisks) shown on the top of the above-mentioned health code can be used to verify whether a passenger is presenting his or her own code.
  • For foreign travelers will apply and get a Certified Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy or Consulates.
  • For passengers ultimately bound for China who transfer via other countries, the above-mentioned procedures for checking health codes or the Certified Health Declaration Forms should also be strictly followed. Otherwise, they may not be allowed to board the connecting flight.

          Sample of green health code from WeChat 

          Sample of the Certified Health Declaration 

  • Send scanned copy of the signed Forms, together with the Nucleic Acid Test Certificates and the photocopies of the front-page of passports to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates    
  • Required to undergo a 14-day quarantine; Quarantine for seamen under case by case approval.

Required Forms

Other Requirements

  • Sea crew requirements:

-  Effective November 08, 2020, all China-bound seafarers should provide negative certificates for BOTH nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to boarding the vessel.

-      Valid Seaman's Visa

-      Seaman's Book

-      Original Copy of the Letter of Guarantee

Other Information

  • For the latest advice, information and resources, go to:

-      http://ph.china-embassy.org/eng/

Travel Advisory

  • As of November 06, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in the Philippines holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the Philippines will no longer issue Certified Health Declaration Form for the above-mentioned personnel.