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COVID-19 Travel Information
December 29, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Required for Air Travelers Entering the United States from the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

Effective January 5 at 12:01 Eastern Time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within two days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days, for all travelers, age two years and older, to the United States on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Hong Kong and Macau. This requirement will also apply to persons traveling from the PRC, including Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR, via third country transit and to passengers connecting through the United States onward to further destinations. These requirements apply to all air passengers regardless of vaccination status or nationality. Monitor the websites for the U.S. Mission in China and U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau and the CDC’s Travel Health Information page for the latest COVID 19- travel guidance.

If you have not been present in the PRC, including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, in the preceding 10 days, you are not required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

CDC’s order requiring proof of vaccination for non-citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers on CDC’s website. Please see the CDC website for further information. 

CDC Guidance

The CDC recommends that you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines before international travel. Follow all CDC recommendations before, during, and after travel.