Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State made changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use.

Travel Advisories replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country has a Travel Advisory, which provides one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel Advisory gives an explanation for the level and include clear actions U.S. citizens should take.

Alerts replace Security Messages and Emergency Messages. Alerts follow an easy-to-understand format with clear actions U.S. citizens should take.

U.S. citizens who have signed up to receive updates via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( will automatically receive the China Travel Advisory and Alerts via email in the weeks following the January 10 launch. They will continue to receive other messages as usual, including announcements related to voting, town halls, and administrative issues.

For more information about improvements to our safety and security information and to sign-up to receive a notification on launch date, visit

Contact Information:

Beijing – Email:, Tel: (010) 8531 4000
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang, Beijing

Chengdu – Email:, Tel: (028) 8558 3992
No. 4. Lingshiguan Road
Section 4, Renmin Nanlu
Chengdu, Sichuan

Guangzhou – Email:, (020) 3814 5775
No.43 Hua Jiu Road
Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong

Shanghai – Email:, (021) 8011-2400
Westgate Mall, 8th Floor
No. 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu

Shenyang – Email:, (024) 2335 5188
No. 52, 14th Wei Road
Heping District
Shenyang, Liaoning