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U.S. Mission China Statement to American Citizens
April 6, 2022

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The United States has no higher priority than the safety, health, and well-being of American citizens overseas.  We are actively working with and assisting our citizens experiencing disruptions related to recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China, particularly in the areas of Shanghai and Jilin.  This includes additional U.S. staffing throughout China, including the Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates General in Shanghai, Shenyang, Guangzhou, and Wuhan, to support American citizens.

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) authorities have expanded COVID-19 prevention and control measures as outbreaks occur.  These measures may include residential quarantines, mass testing, closures, transportation disruptions, lockdowns, and possible family separation.  Ambassador Burns and other Mission officials are raising our concerns on some of these issues directly with PRC officials.

The Mission remains in close contact with American citizens, including through town hall meetings and multiple messages updating the community.  In order to receive these messages, Americans are strongly encouraged to register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at https://step.state.gov/.  Americans should also visit the Department of State’s China Country Information website for the latest regarding travel conditions.

In case of emergency, please reach out to the Embassy or Consulate General for your area by calling +(86)(10) 8531-4000.  Further information can also be found at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/contact/ and emailing:

Embassy Beijing:  BeijingACS@state.gov

Consulate General Guangzhou:  GuangzhouACS@state.gov

Consulate General Shanghai:  ShanghaiACS@state.gov

Consulate General Shenyang:  ShenyangACS@state.gov

Consulate General Wuhan: WuhanACS@state.gov