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  • China will lift COVID-19 restrictions for all international travelers beginning January 8, 2023


The government of China will lift COVID-19-related restrictions for all travelers entering the country effective January 8, 2023. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to apply for a health code from a Chinese diplomatic or consular mission. Instead, travelers will be required to complete a health declaration form as part of the customs process.

However, inbound travelers will continue to be advised to undergo a PCR test within 48 hours of departure and to avoid travel when COVID-19-positive.

What are the Changes?

The government of China will lift all COVID-19 travel and entry restrictions on January 8, 2023. According to the government announcement, these measures have been taken in response to the country’s downgrading of pandemic-related restrictions.

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 of the People’s Republic of China

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