Current travel advisories for China

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to China.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 5

China is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia) with around 1,331 million citizens and a land mass of 9,596,960 km². We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.1 / 5

China shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), India (4.6), Myanmar (4.5), North Korea (4.4), Nepal (4.2), Pakistan (4.1), Kazakhstan (4.0), Mongolia (4.0), Russia (4.0), Tajikistan (4.0), Laos (3.8), Kyrgyzstan (3.5), Vietnam with (3.5) and Bhutan with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 102,625 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 4,846 reported deaths associated with the disease in China.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/china

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Reconsider travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) due to both arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for the PRC and a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Hong Kong, due to COVID-19. The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the PRC, as testing and travel requirements frequently change. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Hong Kong. Visit the Consulate General's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Please monitor the Hong Kong government’s website for further updates on COVID-19, as testing, transit, and travel requirements frequently change. Country Summary: The PRC government arbitrarily enforces local laws, including by carrying out arbitrary and wrongful detentions and through the use of exit bans on U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries without due process of law. The PRC government uses arbitrary detention and exit bans to:   compel individuals to participate in PRC government investigations,  pressure family members to return to the PRC from abroad,  influence PRC authorities to resolve civil disputes in favor of PRC citizens, and gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments. In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of an exit ban when they attempt to depart the PRC, and there is no reliable mechanism or legal process to find out how long the ban might continue or to contest it in a court of law. U.S. citizens traveling or residing in the PRC, including Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law. Foreigners in the PRC, including but not limited to businesspeople, former foreign government personnel, and journalists from Western countries, have been arbitrarily interrogated and detained by PRC officials for alleged violations of PRC national security laws. The PRC has also threatened, interrogated, detained, and expelled U.S. citizens living and working in the PRC. Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the PRC government.  The PRC government does not recognize dual nationality. U.S.-PRC citizens and U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment, and the PRC government may prevent the U.S. Embassy from providing consular services. XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION and TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION Extra security measures, such as security checks and increased levels of police presence, are common in the Xinjiang Uyghur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. Authorities may impose curfews and travel restrictions on short notice. HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION Since the imposition of the National Security Law on June 30, 2020, the PRC unilaterally and arbitrarily exercises police and security power in Hong Kong. The PRC has demonstrated an intention to use this authority to target a broad range of activities it defines as acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities. The National Security Law also covers offenses committed by non-Hong Kong residents or organizations outside of Hong Kong, which could subject U.S. citizens who have been publicly critical of the PRC to a heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion, or prosecution. PRC security forces, including the new Office for Safeguarding National Security, now operate in Hong Kong and are not subject to oversight by the Hong Kong judiciary. Demonstrations: Participating in demonstrations or any other activities that authorities interpret as constituting an act of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with a foreign country could result in criminal charges. On June 30, 2020, as part of its color-coded system of warning flags, the Hong Kong police unveiled a new purple flag, which warns protesters that shouting slogans or carrying banners with an intent prohibited by the law could now bring criminal charges. U.S. citizens are strongly cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations. Propaganda: A PRC propaganda campaign has falsely accused individuals, including U.S. citizens, of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. In some cases, the campaign has published their personal information, resulting in threats of violence on social media. Read the country information page for the PRC and for Hong Kong.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/china

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CN

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor -

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CN

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/kina/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Kina pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav kan findes hos den danske ambassade i Beijing, da der kan være krav om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Australians who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see 'Travel'). You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. We continue to advise: Do not travel to China due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 1,331 million
Covering landmass
9,596,960 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CN
Phone prefix
+86
Top Level Domain
.cn
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in China (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in China.

Is China safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for China. With a risk index of 3.9 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for China?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for China.

What countries does China share land borders with?

China shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Afghanistan (5.0), India (4.6), Myanmar (4.5), North Korea (4.4), Nepal (4.2), Pakistan (4.1), Kazakhstan (4.0), Mongolia (4.0), Russia (4.0), Tajikistan (4.0), Laos (3.8), Kyrgyzstan (3.5), Vietnam with (3.5) and Bhutan with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!