Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Beijing and All Consulates (April 24, 2020)

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

Location:  People’s Republic of China

Event:  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 believe that you are experiencing discrimination by private or public institutions based on your nationality, ethnicity, or skin color, you may report it by calling the police by dialing 110.

If you choose to report, identify yourself as an American citizen and ask for an English-speaking officer, if needed, then report the discrimination you are experiencing and ask them to respond.  Do not leave the scene unless you feel your life is in danger, because police might not respond if the aggrieved person departs.  After reporting the incident, please contact the nearest American Citizens Services Unit, using the contact information below, to inform us of the circumstances and resolution.  U.S. diplomatic posts in the People’s Republic of China are tracking these incidents and bringing them to the attention of the authorities as citizens request and circumstances warrant.

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Beijing, China 

Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Email: BeijingACS@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/beijing/

 

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu, China 

Telephone: +(86)(28) 8558-3992

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Email: AmCitChengdu@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/chengdu/

 

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China 

Telephone: +(86)(20) 3814-5775

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Email: GuangzhouACS@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/guangzhou/ 

 

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai, China

Telephone: +(86)(21) 8011-2400

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

Email: ShanghaiACS@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/shanghai/

 

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang, China

Telephone: +(86)(24) 2322-1198

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(24) 2322-1198

Email: ShenyangACS@state.gov

Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/shenyang

 

We also recommend that Americans overseas take the following actions:

 

In the United States, passengers may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements upon reentry to the United States. For additional questions, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Information for Travel page.