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Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Beijing, People's Republic of China (May 29, 2020)
June 5, 2020

Location:  People’s Republic of China

Notice – Commercial Flight Availability Limitations to Continue through June 30th: 

The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) plans to extend its “Five Ones” flight policy until June 30th – each (one) country can send one flight from one airline via one route once per week.  To date, four Chinese airlines have been granted direct flight routes from China to the United States, namely, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Xiamen Air.

Publicly available online ticket sales indicate that some international and U.S. airlines have started selling China-to-United States flights on their websites.  Please note due to uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, delays and/or cancellations could continue to occur.  The Department of State is not offering additional evacuation flights from China at this time.

Chinese Visas & Duration of Stay:  Please note that if you overstay your visa in China, you may be detained and/or fined.  If you think that an overstay is possible given flight changes/cancellations, you should reach out to the Exit & Entry Administration of the local Public Security Bureau to request an extension.

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel:  The Department of State continues to advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

You can register your presence in China by enrolling online in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/step.html/.


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