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Key Points

  • China announced that the total quarantine period would be reduced to eight whole days divided between a facility location and a residential location
  • China reduced the number of pre-departure tests to one test taken within 48 hours of departure


The government of China reduced quarantine requirements for travelers entering the country as of November 11, 2022. The required quarantine timeline will be reduced to five days at a designated quarantine site plus three days of home quarantine.

The government also reduced the requirement for two Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT) to be undertaken before arrival. Inbound travelers will now only be required to provide one negative NAAT test result taken within 48 hours of departure.

What are the Changes?

On November 11, 2022, the government of China reduced testing requirements and quarantine measures for inbound travelers.

The total quarantine period will be reduced to eight full days divided between a facility location and a residential location. Previously, travelers were required to undergo a seven-day quarantine period at a designated facility and an additional three days of home quarantine.

According to the government announcement, these changes will be made to bolster the economy while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of China’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The State Council, The People’s Republic of China

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