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U.S. Mission China Statement on the Situation in Beijing – April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

The U.S. Mission in China continues to follow COVID-19-related developments that affect American citizens resident in China, including that Beijing authorities are now requiring COVID-19 tests for residents of several city districts.  We have encouraged U.S. Embassy personnel to comply with COVID-19 testing.

Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Embassy staff are working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in assisting American citizens facing challenges related to the COVID-19 situation.

U.S. Mission staff are available 24 hours per day across China to assist our citizens.  If you are an American citizen in need of assistance anywhere in China, please contact the Embassy or nearest consulate during business hours.  If you have an emergency after business hours, please call +86 10 8531-4000 (press “0” for operator).

The Mission has sent public messages and statements, including on April 6, April 9, April 12, April 18, and April 21, to U.S. citizens as the situation has developed.  If you are a U.S. citizen, we note and urge you to consider the following:

  • Please register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at https://step.state.gov/.
  • Visit Embassy Beijing’s COVID-19 Information Page at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/covid-19-information/ for the latest Covid related information.
  • Ensure all necessary documents are accessible and up to date, including travel and identity documents. Embassy Beijing’s Consular Section remains open to the public.  For any questions, help, or advice, email BeijingACS@state.gov  or call +86 10 8531-4000 (press “0” for operator).
  • Review your personal preparedness to ensure you have a sufficient supply of money, medication, food, and other necessities for your family in the event of sudden restrictions or quarantine.
  • Follow Mission China’s social media channels on Twitter (@USAmbChina and @USA_China_Talk);Weibo (@美国驻华大使馆); and WeChat (@美国驻华大使馆).
  • For questions regarding other parts of China, contact the Embassy or Consulate General in your district at the contact information provided below.

In case of emergency, please call +(86)(10) 8531-4000.  Further information can be found at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/contact/ and by emailing: