Reminder: Security Alert – Heightened Risk of Arbitrary Detention

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event: Exercise increased caution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws for purposes other than maintaining law and order. This arbitrary enforcement may include detention and the use of exit bans.   U.S. citizens may be detained without access to U.S. consular services …

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The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has Confirmed Instances of Fraud

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has confirmed instances of fraud in which individuals or entities falsely claim affiliation with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates to collect fees for services not actually performed by the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulates. Such scams are often initiated through job advertisements reporting to require background checks, employment history checks, …

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Health Alert: Commercial Flight Update

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event: The Department of Transportation announced that it will suspend the scheduled passenger operations of all Chinese carriers to and from the United States, effective June 16, 2020, unless effectuated sooner by the President of the United States.  Travelers are encouraged to check the following site for the latest guidance and …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State maintains a Travel Advisory for China of Level 4: Do Not Travel due to novel coronavirus. Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. The Chinese government continues to take steps to …

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Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (May 29, 2020)

Location:  People’s Republic of China Notice – Commercial Flight Availability Limitations to Continue through June 30th:  The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) plans to extend its “Five Ones” flight policy until June 30th – each (one) country can send one flight from one airline via one route once per week.  To date, four Chinese airlines …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, People’s Republic of China (April 30, 2020)

Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, People’s Republic of China (April 30, 2020) Location: People’s Republic of China Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with 3,167,448 reported cases worldwide as of April 29, 2020. Reduced Travel Options: American Citizens should expect a significant reduction in flights to …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing and All Consulates, People’s Republic of China (24 April, 2020)

In response to reports of discrimination against foreign citizens the Chinese government has reiterated that all public health measures, including mandatory testing and quarantine policies, apply equally to both Chinese citizens and foreigners. Government officials have also stated that they are committed to preventing or resolving instances of discrimination against foreign citizens present in China. If you …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Location: People’s Republic of China Event: Discrimination against African-Americans in Guangzhou In response to an increase in COVID-19 infections, officials in the Guangzhou metropolitan area escalated scrutiny of foreign nationals. As part of this campaign, police ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin. Moreover, local officials launched …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with 826,222 reported cases worldwide as of March 31, 2020. Crisis Preparation Abroad:  1) Prepare your emergency kit: It should include your passports, birth abroad certificates for children born overseas, cash in …

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Health Alert:U.S. Embassy Beijing March 27, 2020 – (26 MAR 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (March 27, 2020)   Location:  People’s Republic of China   Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with 529,591 reported cases worldwide as of March 27, 2020.   Suspended Entry: Effective March 28, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (March 17, 2020)

Location:  People’s Republic of China   Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.   The government of PRC has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (March 14, 2020)

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. The government of PRC has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Location:  People’s Republic of China Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The government of PRC has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. State …

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Emergency Alert: Novel Coronavirus – (21 FEB 2020)

Emergency Alert: Novel Coronavirus   Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019   There is an ongoing worldwide outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of …

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Update to Travel Advisory for China (February 19, 2020)

The Department of State has upgraded our  Travel Advisory for  China to Level 4: Do Not Travel  due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province.   Those currently in China should attempt to depart by commercial means. Most commercial air carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China, yet seats remain available to depart the country. Commercial travel allows control over where you …

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The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel

The U.S. Department of State – China Travel Advisory Level 4 – Do Not Travel Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Travelers should be …

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Suspension of Entry of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19

Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting COVID-19   The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by COVID-19 (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in …

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Wuhan Health Alert (4 February, 2020)

Wuhan Health Alert (4 February, 2020) Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around Wuhan. The Department …

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Additional Flights for U.S. citizens to the United States from Wuhan

The U.S. Department of State is working on staging additional evacuation flights for U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis, leaving Wuhan Tianhe Intl Airport on or about Feb 3. Individuals subject to CDC screening and a strong possibility of quarantine. More info: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/health-alert-u-s-embassy-beijing-january-31-2020/

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The U.S. Department of State increases the China Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Commercial carriers …

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China Travel Advisory Level 4

Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Commercial carriers …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, January 31, 2020

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the …

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Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.Commercial carriers have …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing January 31, 2020 – (31 JAN 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing (January 31, 2020)  Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In …

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Travel Alert Level 3 Reconsider Travel to China

On January 29, 2020 the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Beijing, January 30, 2020

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. There is an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

HEALTH ALERT: Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event: On January 29, 2020, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees. Do not travel to Hubei Province: (Level 4) Reconsider travel to the remainder of China (Level 3) The  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) has issued a Warning for all of China. Hubei Province: …

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Travel Alert Level 4 Do Not Travel to China

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in …

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China Travel Advisory: Level 3 – Reconsider Travel (28 JAN 2020)

China Travel Advisory: Level 3 – Reconsider Travel – (28 JAN 2020) Reconsider travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

The Department of State is making arrangements to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan to the United States.  We anticipate that there will be limited capacity to transport private U.S. citizens on a reimbursable basis on a single flight leaving Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on January 28, 2020 and proceeding …

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China Travel Advisory Update: Level 4 – Do Not Travel to Hubei Province

Level 4: Do not travel to Hubei province, China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended air and rail travel in the area around …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Exercise increased caution in China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 3 Alert (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid contact with sick people. Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). Wash …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China-Level 2

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid contact with sick people. Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as …

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Health Alert Update: Novel Coronavirus in China 01/17/2020 – (17 JAN 2020)

Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China   Location: Wuhan, Hankou area   Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.   Travelers …

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Health Alert Update – Novel Coronavirus in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area  Event: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, preliminarily identified to be caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing

January 7, 2020 Location: China [Countrywide] Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Health Alert – Pneumonia of Unknown Cause in China

Location: Wuhan, Hankou area Event:  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an Watch Level 1 Alert (be aware and practice usual precautions) for a pneumonia outbreak of unknown cause Wuhan, China. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Travelers to Wuhan should: Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat). Avoid contact with sick people. …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Location: Eastern China:  Zhejiang Province, Shanghai metropolitan area, and surrounding regions Event: Typhoon Lekima will bring high winds, heavy rainfall, dangerous seas, and possible flooding and mudslides to Eastern China when it is expected to make landfall on Saturday, August 10, in Zhejiang Province near Wenzhou and Taizhou.  It is expected to weaken by the …

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January 3, 2019 China Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory January 3, 2019 China – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution   Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ sometimes keeping U.S. citizens in …

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Closure Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, China

Location: U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan Event: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China will be closed December 24, 2018, the day before Christmas Day, pursuant to an Executive Order issued by the President of the United States. All American Citizen Services Units at the Embassy and Consulates …

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Closure Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, China

December 4, 2018 Location: U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and U.S. Consulates General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan Event: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China will be closed on Dec 5th, 2018, in observance of a National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush. Actions to Take: Individuals with American Citizen Services appointments scheduled …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Location: Eastern China:  Shanghai metropolitan area and surrounding regions Event: Tropical storm Kong-Rey will potentially  bring scattered showers and strong winds to Eastern China today and Saturday. Kong-Rey is expected to weaken on Saturday, October 6.  The tropical storm is moving towards Korea’s southeast coast and southwestern Japan. Actions to Take: Monitor the local news for …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate Guangzhou

Location: Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event: Due to Typhoon Mangkhut, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will be temporarily closed Monday, September 17, 2018. We expect to resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. During this time, all sections of the U.S. Consulate Guangzhou will be closed and there will be no NIV, IV, …

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Weather Alert – Typhoon Mangkhut (Posted on 9/14/2018)

Weather Alert – U. S. Consulate Guangzhou, China (September 14, 2018) Location:     Guangdong Province; Hainan Province Event:  Super Typhoon Mangkhut could make landfall near Guangdong and Hainan provinces, China between September 15th to September 16th.  The Chinese government has issued a warning for Guangdong and Hainan areas.  If landfall occurs, those living in impacted …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Shanghai (August 11, 2018) Location: eastern China (Shanghai metropolitan area and surrounding regions). Event: Tropical Storm Yagi will bring potentially flooding rain and strong winds (35 to 45 mph) to eastern China tomorrow or early Monday. Yagi is currently south of Okinawa moving northwest at 15 mph. The storm …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, China

Location: U.S. Embassy Beijing, China Event: There was an explosion at approximately 1pm today on the street outside the southeast corner of the Embassy compound. According to the Embassy’s Regional Security Officer, there was one individual who detonated a bomb.  Other than the bomber, no other people were injured and there was no damage to …

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Weather Alert – Severe Rainstorms in Sichuan Province

Location: Sichuan Province Event: Severe rainstorms have impacted significant areas of Sichuan Province, resulting in flight delays, road closures, landslides, and train service disruptions this week, with additional storms anticipated in coming days.  The China Meteorological Administration has activated a level four emergency response to the rainstorm.  Local authorities have activated a level three emergency …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

Location: Eastern China:  southern portion of Zhejiang and northern portion of Fujian Event: Typhoon Maria will bring potentially flooding rain and strong winds to Eastern China tomorrow and later this week.  Maria is expected to make landfall over southern Zhejiang and northern Fujian in the morning hours of Wednesday, July 11.  The typhoon is expected …

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Health Alert

Location: Countrywide Event: The State Department received medical confirmation that a U.S. government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other U.S. government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba. As a result of additional voluntary medical screenings, the Department has sent other individuals to the United States for further evaluation. If you or members of …

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