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  • The government of China reduced COVID-19 quarantine periods for all international travelers and close contacts on June 29, 2022


The government of China introduced new COVID-19 quarantine measures on June 29, 2022. Under these changes, all inbound travelers and individuals who have been in close contact with a COVID-19-positive patient will need to undergo a seven-day medical observation period in a designated isolation government site plus a three-day in-home health monitoring period.

These travelers will also undergo nucleic acid COVID-19 testing on days one, two, three, five, and seven of the isolation period at a designated government site. A nucleic acid test must be self-administered on day three of the traveler’s home quarantine.

What are the Changes?

On June 29, 2022, the government of China introduced new quarantine measures for foreign national travelers. The government of China has maintained strict COVID-19 testing, entrance, and quarantine requirements since March 2020. All inbound travelers must undergo a seven-day government quarantine and a three-day self-monitoring period. Previously, all inbound travelers were required to undergo a 14-day government quarantine. Travelers entering the country should ensure they hold the appropriate immigration authorization before arrival, where applicable.

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 People’s Republic of China

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