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Travel to China: Up-to-date list on the entry ban list and the new Health code requirements

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P.S: This post regarding travel to China will be updated on a regular basis when new information will be available so make sure to bookmark this post and revisit it.

Credits also go to Carito Gonzalez Lupo for the help on the South America info collection and Ashton Bosley for the help on the European part.

Update Date: 2021-09-06

In this article, I am listing the Chinese embassies that have issued an entry ban, flight requirements for health code applications, or a 14-day quarantine requirement for Chinese citizens residing in those countries.

Entry Ban List

As of March 5, 2021, there is an entry ban on non-Chinese nationals from the following 13 12 countries even if they hold a valid residence permit for work, family reunion, or personal affairs in China. The entry ban does not apply to those who secured a Chinese visa after the entry ban date.

The list is as follows (click on the country’s name to view the related Chinese embassy notice):

Country
Argentina
Bangladesh
Belgium
Canada
Ethiopia
France (ban lifted on Sep 2, 2021)
India
Italy
Nigeria
Philippines
Russia
South Africa
United Kingdom

Flight requirement for issuing the health code

Passengers from the following 12 countries need to take only direct flights to travel to China for the Chinese embassy to accept applications for the health code.

The countries list is as follows (click on the country’s name to view the related Chinese embassy notice):

Country
Austria
Canada (To Beijing only)
Finland
France
Greece
Israel
Kenya
New Zealand
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sweden
Thailand