The Chinese government recently reduced its COVID-19 quarantine and testing requirements for inbound travelers.

Key Points:

  • As of Nov. 12, inbound travelers must quarantine for five days at a centralized location and three days at home upon arrival. Previously, travelers were required to quarantine for seven days at a centralized location and three days at home.
  • Travelers must have proof of one negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure instead of two negative PCR tests.
  • Chinese authorities is no longer canceling inbound flights when COVID-19 cases increase.

Additional Information: More information regarding China’s COVID-19 entry requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Individuals are reminded that COVID-19 entry requirements for China may change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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