COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Specific rules apply for vaccinated travelers arriving from the United States (including travelers via a connecting flight from the United States). Travelers from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the United Kingdom are required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test 7 days prior to departure (14 days for Saudi Arabia). taken at a designated facility within 2 days of boarding. Travelers are advised to check with their immigration provider/Chinese consular post prior to travel to determine if they are required to undergo the double COVID-19 test requirement (7 days prior to departure and within 48 hours prior to departure). Fragomen's Global Consular teams can coordinate and support this process. Quarantine Requirements Chinese embassies in Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Indonesia are implementing stricter measures for travelers to China. Travelers will be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to travel and provide additional documents such as the relevant quarantine declaration form. The list of embassies requiring these measures may be expanded. 14-day quarantine at a government facility for all travelers entering Guangzhou (including Hong Kong SAR residents, Macau SAR residents and residents from the Taiwan region, as well as transiting passengers). Such travelers must also undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test. International travelers entering Shanghai must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a government facility plus a 7-day home quarantine/ self-health monitoring if certain conditions are met. Additional rules may apply depending on the destination province.Due to a Fast Lane agreement between Mainland China and Singapore, travelers from Singapore entering Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces are exempt from the 14-day quarantine requirement but are subject to a COVID-19 test prior to travel, followed by another test upon arrival. Travelers from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the United Kingdom are required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test 7 days prior to departure (14 days for Saudi Arabia) and those with a negative test result must quarantine at home and take a second test for both PCR and IgM readings at another testing center within 48 hours from boarding. Travelers with a positive test result will be required to submit additional requirements such as additional test results and will be re-evaluated by the embassies in these countries. The countries listed are subject to change.
ImmigrationGovernment offices have resumed operations in Hong Kong SAR. Travel Restrictions For Both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated TravelersEntry ban for all foreign nationals with limited exceptions such as: Necessary and urgent travel assessed on a case-by-case basis for study, employment and business purposes; Foreign nationals with valid Mainland Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters or reunion purposes; Foreign nationals with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas; Certain foreign nationals traveling from Canada and France who hold a valid residence permit; and Business travelers under the ‘China-Japan Fast Track’ program. International direct flights into Beijing have resumed from Austria, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Sweden, and Thailand. The Chinese Embassy and Consulates in South Korea have begun issuing visas to South Korean citizens for study and employment. Foreign nationals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China can apply for a Chinese visa at Chinese consular posts in Macau SAR, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, Israel, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Norway, Belarus, Slovakia, Malta and Gabon with the following relaxed rules: Foreign nationals and their family members returning to China to resume work no longer need to provide an Invitation Letter (PU), Invitation Letter (TE) or Invitation Verification Notice issued by the foreign affairs offices or the departments of commerce of the provincial (including autonomous regions and municipalities) governments or the headquarters of central stateowned enterprises; Foreign national family members of Chinese citizens or permanent residents of China, including spouses, parents, children and other close relatives living together (siblings, grandparents and grandchildren), can now submit visa applications to reunite with family, take care of the elderly relatives, visit relatives, attend funerals or visit critically ill relatives, whereas this entry exception was not previously available; and Holders of valid APEC business travel cards can now apply for an M visa by presenting their original valid APEC business travel card and the invitation letter issued by the inviting party in China. All travelers to China entering through an exemption must obtain a Health Declaration Code Mark from the relevant Chinese consular post. Additional documents and information may be required from unvaccinated applicants.
Temporary AccommodationsYes, after central quarantine & home health monitoring period. Service apartments don't accept 7day home health monitoring.
General InformationIn Shanghai, a lot of compounds, shopping malls and public faclities have been locked down more than 48 hours since 12 March, until otherwise notifications.People are required to wear masks when go to hospital/cinema, take metro or long-distance bus, and are suggested to wear masks in other crowded places. Health Code & Journery Code need to be "green" for people to enter most crowded places. People departing mid/high risk areas shall provide negative nucleic acid test report taken no more than 48hours.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
Yes, Day to Day delivery and packing resume
Air - Omicron spread is impacting the airfreight market with many flight cancellations. Sea -Shenzhen lockdown has ended, however it is anticipated that the lockdown will take several weeks of cargo flows to clear the backlog. China’s largest city, Shanghai, today shut schools and public parks, with people told to work from home, because of a surge in new infections. Expect ongoing trucking and shipping delays throughout China during the coming weeks.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?