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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People's Republic of China (January 21, 2021) 
January 21, 2021

Location:  People’s Republic of China

Event: Local health authorities have identified COVID-19 cases in Beijing’s Daxing district and have declared the Ronghui Community, Tiangongyuan Subdistrict area of Daxing a medium risk zone.  Elevated risk levels may result in intensive prevention and control measures, which could include mass testing, closures, transportation disruptions, lockdowns, or other measures.  Four areas in Shunyi remain medium risk zones.

More information is available at:



Additionally, intensive prevention and control measures such as mass testing and screening, lockdowns, and transportation network disruptions continue in Beijing 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/


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