[Updated 26 October 2020]

China updated COVID-19 prevention, control guidelines on September 15:

“After taking a COVID-19 test at ports of entry, passengers entering the mainland should spend fourteen days in isolation centers for medical observation and take another test before completing quarantine.

If the test result is negative, passengers from outside the mainland can isolate themselves at home for another seven days before they are free to travel around, the guidelines added.”

But it is a guidelines published by National Health Commission, and still takes time to relax quarantine rules.

Below are the current rules. 

During the quarantine, you are supposed to take at least 2 nucleic acid tests.

Shanghai

3+11

Inbound travelers who arrive in Shanghai with final destinations in Jiangsu, Zhejiang or Anhui provinces can be quarantined in the city for three days and then transferred to their destinations for another 11 days of  quarantine

On the fourth day of quarantine, specially-assigned persons from each province will pick up travelers in a special vehicle to prevent cross-infection of COVID.

But if the person has tested positive COVID, has suspected symptoms or has come into close contact with confirmed cases, they should be quarantined in Shanghai for treatment or further observation.

7+7

For those whose destination is Shanghai, under condition that they have residency in the city, live apart from family members who don’t have to be quarantined or live with people who agree to be quarantined along with them, they will be sent home to resume their quarantine on the eighth day if their nucleic tests on the fifth day are negative and if they apply to be quarantined at home.

On the eighth day, qualified persons will be transported directly from collective quarantine spots to their homes by authorities of the districts in which their homes are located.

14

For those whose destination is not Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, and those who cant meet home quarantine in Shanghai, they still need to take 14 days quarantine in designated facilities in Shanghai.

Xiamen 

21/ 14+7

For inbound travelers who arrive in Xiamen with final destinations in Xiamen, they are supposed to take 21 days quarantine.

If they have residency in Xiamen with single room and independent toilet, then can apply for 14 days collective quarantine and 7 days home quarantine.

14

For inbound travelers who arrive in Xiamen with final destinations in other cities, they are supposed to take 14 days COVID quarantine in Xiamen.

Guangxi

Inner Mongolia

14+14

14 days collective quarantine and 14 days home quarantine.

Guizhou

14 days collective COVID quarantine

If you enter China from other province and finish the 14 quarantine there, you still need to take a nucleic acid test in Guizhou.

Hebei

For inbound travelers who arrive in Hebei with final destinations in Hebei, they can take 14 days quarantine at home or designated facilities.

Jilin

21+7

14 days collective quarantine and 7 days home quarantine.

If you enter China from other province and finish the 14 quarantine there, you need to take a nucleic acid test when arrive Jilin and then take 14 days home quarantine.

Shandong

14 days collective quarantine

If you enter China from other province and finish the quarantine there, you must take plane to Shandong.

Taiyuan

14 days collective quarantine

If you enter China from other province and finish the 14 quarantine there, you still need to take 14 days home quarantine.

Yunnan 

Henan 

14 days collective quarantine

If you take 2 nucleic test and 1 antibody test at your own cost and the COVID results are all negative, then you can apply for 7 days home quarantine after 7 days collective quarantine

Other Cities 

14 days collective quarantine

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Author: CdExpat_Team

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