This page lists the travel restrictions within the Greater China Region: Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong S.A.R, Macao S.A.R and Taiwan.
|Region||Entry Status||Detailed Regulations|
|Mainland China||Partially Restricted||Resumption of Visa Processing for Vaccinated Persons:|
Various Chinese embassies and consulates have announced an easing of visa restrictions for persons who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a China-produced vaccine. You may read more details here.
Travel restrictions to Mainland China
Non-Chinese nationals with valid visas are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to foreign nationals with a visa issued outside of Mainland China after March 28, 2020;
– This does not apply to non-Chinese nationals with a diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visa;
Non-Chinese nationals with a residence permit are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to foreign nationals who have a permanent residence permit;
– This does not apply to foreign nationals who have a residence permit for “employment,” “personal reasons,” or “family reunion.”
Non-Chinese nationals possessing an APEC Business Travel Card are not allowed to enter.
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.
“Fast Lane” Immigration Clearance for Singaporean Nationals
Singaporeans travelling to China’s Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Tianjin, or Zhejiang provinces or municipalities for business purposes may be eligible for special “quick lane” immigration clearance. More details are available here.
“Fast-Track” Immigration Clearance for Korean Nationals
The Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China have agreed to establish a “fast track procedure (a streamlined arrival system)” that reduces the barriers faced by Koreans visiting China for business reasons, such as reducing quarantine upon entry, in order to adhere to disease control principles aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring essential economic activities. More details are available here.
Quarantine-Free Entry for Persons Traveling from Macau SAR
Quarantine-free entry is available to those going from Macau SAR to destinations in mainland China if they meet the following criteria:
1) They are in possession of valid travel documents to mainland China;
2) They have not been outside of Macau SAR or Mainland China for 14 days in a row before to their planned arrival in Mainland China;
3) They have proof of a COVID-19 negative PCR test issued no more than 7 days previous to departure, or they can verify that information is contained in their official health code;
4) They follow all applicable epidemic prevention and control measures, including filling out a health declaration form upon arrival in Mainland China.
Those who do not meet these conditions will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine.
|Hong Kong S.A.R.||Entry Prohibited||Transit requirements|
Passengers will be permitted to transit through Hong Kong if:
– their itinerary is contained in a single booking;
– they meet the entry requirements of their final destination;
– their baggage has been checked through to the final destination;
– they have been issued their onward boarding pass(es) from their origin; and
– the connection time between flights is less than 24 hours.
Passengers who begin their journey in China Mainland can transit via Hong Kong International Airport if they meet the qualifications listed above.
It is still not possible to transit to destinations in China Mainland.
Hong Kong International Airport Skypier Sea-to-Air ferries (from the Greater Bay Area to Hong Kong) will begin operating again on October 28, 2020, however, air-to-sea ferries will remain suspended.
|Macau S.A.R.||Entry Prohibited||– Only Macau Residents, Residents of mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan region (from Mainland China, Hong Kong & Taiwan) are allowed entry to Macau. |
– Non-Macao nationals (effective March 18, 2020) are not allowed to enter Macau.
– There is no date for the lift of the ban on blue cardholders or foreign tourists.
|Taiwan||Entry Prohibited||On September 13, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that in light of Taiwan’s stabilized pandemic situation, starting today, it will allow foreign spouses who have completed required marriage legal procedures with R.O.C. nationals and their underage children to apply to enter Taiwan during the effective period of strict border control measures, and will authorize R.O.C. nationals to enter Taiwan during the effective period of strict border control measures.|
On July 26, CECC announced that the epidemic alert level would be reduced to Level 2, effective July 27, but that tight border controls would remain in place due to the global resurgence of COVID-19 infections and the continued spread of the Delta variant. The following measures are part of strict border controls:
– Non-R.O.C. nationals who do not have a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) are temporarily barred from entering the country. Individuals who obtain entry permission for emergency or humanitarian reasons may be granted exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
– Transit passengers are temporarily denied entry. The CECC will adjust these measures on a rolling basis based on the status of the pandemic in the United States and abroad, as well as the effectiveness of COVID-19 control measures implemented in the community.