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Summary of the Latest Multinational Restrictions on Entry for Chinese People Due to COVID19

In recent days, some countries and regions have imposed restrictions on Chinese citizens. For people with travel plans, in addition to the epidemic situation, these information should also be kept informed. China Records News has compiled the latest information on entry, visas and flights for your reference.

Those Countries Affected for entry

United States:

Foreigners who have been to China in the past 14 days will be banned from entering the United States unless they are U.S. citizens and immediate family members of the green card.

U.S. citizens who have visited Hubei Province in the past 14 days will be forced to quarantine for 14 days after returning to the United States to ensure proper medical and health checks.

U.S. citizens who have traveled to other parts of mainland China in the past 14 days will return to the United States for health checks at designated ports of entry and will be quarantined by themselves for 14 days.


Unless they are Australian citizens or residents, spouses, etc., all people from mainland China will be prohibited from entering Australia.

Foreign citizens who have visited mainland China will be banned from entering Australia from now on.

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident and immediate family member who arrived in Australia from China, you can enter, but you need to be quarantined for 14 days after entry.


Starting at 0am on February 2, in the past 14 days, passengers (including non-Chinese nationals) who have been to mainland China will not be able to enter or transit through Singapore.

Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term visa holders who entered China will still be able to return to Singapore, but the Singapore government requires them to apply for a 14-day “absent leave”.


The place of issuance with a Chinese passport is “Hubei”, including those holding family visit visas, student visas, work visas, and transit through Malaysia to pass through the Malaysian entry point, and the place of issue is not “Hubei”, but visited Hubei within the past month Provincial records, entry is prohibited.

Northern Mariana Islands Federation (Saipan):

Within 30 days from January 29, all passengers from mainland China (note: regardless of their nationality, including direct or transit) entry.

Passengers traveling from mainland China and Hong Kong to American Samoa must have a record of staying in a country or region without confirmed or suspected cases of new coronavirus pneumonia for 14 days or more, otherwise they will be denied entry.


Chinese citizens are temporarily prohibited from entering China.


Citizens of China and third-party countries who come to Mongolia in the name of tourism or hold “J” tourist visas, in addition to permitting entry and exit from Mongolia’s “Buyent-Uha” air port and Zamyn Ude railway port, All other border ports are not allowed to pass through.


All persons travelling to Samoa must undergo a medical examination within three days before departure, and obtain a doctor ’s confirmation that they are free of infectious diseases and are suitable for travel.

All personnel from countries infected with the new coronavirus in 2019 must stay in countries with no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in 2019 for at least 14 days and undergo a medical examination before traveling to Samoa.

If you leave the country infected with the new coronavirus in 2019 and stay in a country with no confirmed cases of the 2019 new coronavirus for less than 14 days, Samoa will take health quarantine measures and may consider repatriating it. Countries such as Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Myanmar, Italy, and the UAE will conduct temperature tests on Chinese citizens upon entry, or they must complete and submit a health status declaration form.

Restrictions on Travel to and from China due to COVID19

Visa affected:

The U.S. Embassy in China and all consulate generals, the visa centers in France, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Israel, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom have closed their doors. Please see the official websites for the opening hours.


The issuance of visas to visitors from China will be suspended. Short-term visas and multiple-entry visas previously issued will also be cancelled.


Issuance of visas from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) and landing visas are suspended.


Issuance of landing sign is suspended.


Visa issuance suspended.

Sri Lanka:

Chinese tourists need to apply for an electronic travel permit (ETA) on the website in advance, and the Sri Lanka Airport landing counter will no longer accept Chinese tourists landing visa applications.

Flights affected:

American airlines

Until March 27, flights to and from mainland China were suspended.

Delta Airlines

From February 6 to April 30, flights to and from China will be suspended. The last flight will leave the United States on February 3 and the last return flight will leave China on February 5.

United Airlines

From February 6 to March 28, flights between Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai were suspended, and continued to maintain a daily flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong.

British Airways

Suspend all flights to and from mainland China.

Air France, KLM

Until February 9, all flights to and from mainland China will be suspended.

Lufthansa, Swissair, Austrian Airlines

Until February 9, suspension of flights between Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines to mainland China.

Air Canada

Until February 29, international flights between Canada and Beijing and Shanghai will be suspended.

Air New Zealand

From February 18 to March 31, Air New Zealand’s Shanghai-Auckland route will be adjusted from the current seven flights a week to one Thursday.

Singapore Scoot

By the end of March, all flights between Singapore and Wuhan will be suspended, and 11 flights to China will be suspended. These cities include Harbin, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Xi’an, Nanning, Zhengzhou, Ningbo, Jinan, Nanchang, Wuxi, and Changsha. During the same period, flights to the following eight cities in China were reduced, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Kunming, Nanjing, Qingdao, Tianjin, Macau. In addition, some flights between Singapore and Guangzhou, Nanjing, Macau and Hong Kong will also be cancelled.

Jetstar Airways

Until March 31, flights to and from Hefei, Guiyang and Xuzhou, China were suspended.


Flights from Helsinki to Beijing Daxing International Airport will be cancelled between February 5 and March 29. Flights from Helsinki to Nanjing between February 8 and March 29.

Seoul Airlines

Suspended the route from Incheon to Zhangjiajie and Linyi.

Jeju Air

Grounded two routes between Busan and Muan to Zhangjiajie.

Easta Airlines

Until February 29, the route from Qingzhou to Zhangjiajie was grounded, and other Chinese routes are being considered for suspension. South Korea’s Dulwich Airlines and Zhen Air are also considering whether to suspend Chinese routes.

Asiana Airlines

Suspended the two routes from Incheon to Guilin and Haikou, and suspended the route from Incheon to Changsha from February 3.

Indonesian Lion Air

Suspend all flights to and from 15 cities in mainland China.

Air India

Until February 14, the flights between Delhi and Shanghai were suspended.

Indigo Airlines

Until February 20, flights to and from Hong Kong, Bangalore, and Chengdu to and from Delhi to Chengdu, and flights from Kolkata to Guangzhou will be subject to availability.

Myanmar National Airlines, Myanmar International Airlines, Gamosa Airlines

Suspend flights to and from China.

Qatar Airways

Until February 29, self-operated flights between Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan and Hong Kong will be suspended.

Cathay Pacific, Dragonair

By the end of March, gradually reduce the capacity of flights between Hong Kong and Mainland China by 50% or more.

Russia Airlines

All flights to and from China are grounded except for Aeroflot flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

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