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

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 chose 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.


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 Chengdu, China 

  • Telephone: +(86)(28) 8558-3992
  • Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
  • Email: AmCitChengdu@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)(24) 2322-1198
  • Email: ShenyangACS@state.gov

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.