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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People's Republic of China (12 January, 2021)
January 12, 2021

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (12 January, 2021)

Location:  People’s Republic of China

Event: In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Hebei provincial authorities have imposed transportation and movement restrictions, lockdowns, and community testing throughout the province. The U.S. Embassy strongly urges Americans to comply with local regulations. For 24-hour information on specific communities within Hebei, please refer to the following Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) phone numbers:

  • Hebei FAO0311-87807316
  • Shijiazhuang FAO0311-86689449
  • Chengde FAO18830432928
  • Zhangjiakou FAO0313-2015646
  • Qinhuangdao0335-3433901
  • Tangshan FAO1883256086617743758217
  • Langfang FAO0316-2331812
  • Baoding FAO0312-30883830312-3088737
  • Cangzhou FAO0317-2160536
  • Hengshui FAO0318-2112554
  • Xingtai FAO0319-32881383288151working hours/ 0319-3288801after working hours
  • Handan FAO0310-3112555
  • Dingzhou FAO0312-231337400312-2313249
  • Xinji FAO0311-83225463
  • Xiong’an FAO18833223932

Additionally, intensive prevention and control measures such as mass testing and screening, lockdowns, and transportation network disruptions continue in Beijing’s Shunyi District in response to recent COVID-19 cases.

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in China and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information Page. If you find yourself in an emergency, please call the U.S. Embassy at +(86)(10) 8531-4000 or e-mail BeijingACS@state.gov.

Actions to Take:

  • For the latest requirements on entering China, please refer to the Chinese Embassy’s page at this link.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in China.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.


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 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)(10) 8531-4000
Email: ShenyangACS@state.gov
Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/shenyang/

Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444