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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People's Republic of China (December 22, 2020)
December 22, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People’s Republic of China (December 22, 2020)

Location:  People’s Republic of China

Event:  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.

Beginning December 23, 2020, Chinese authorities have increased the screening requirements for passengers seeking to enter China from the United States, including pre-flight testing and the use of specified testing laboratories. For the latest requirements on entering China, please refer to the Chinese Embassy’s page at this link.

The government of PRC continues to implement enhanced screening, quarantine, and preventative 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. Also, please be aware you may be subject to quarantine in China for an undetermined period of time. U.S. citizens in areas designated as medium-risk and high-risk for COVID-19 may be subject to intensive prevention and control measures, which could include mass testing, closures, transportation disruptions, lockdowns, or other measures.

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

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China
Telephone: +(86)(20) 3814-5775
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Email: GuangzhouACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai, China
Telephone: +(86)(21) 8011-2400
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Email: ShanghaiACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang, China
Telephone: +(86)(24) 2322-1198
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Email: ShenyangACS@state.gov

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