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CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the United States (Updated June 15, 2022)

Effective 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 12, 2022, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescinded the prior requirement for persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight into the United States.

This means that starting at 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, air passengers will not need to get tested or show any COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the United States.

This announcement does not impact the requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for air passengers for non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States by air.  For more information on the vaccination requirements, please visit the CDC webpage: Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers | CDC 

Please note that passengers are strongly encouraged to check with the local regulations established by their city and country of departure to plan their travel accordingly.


Travel Guidance

  • For frequently asked questions about visa processing during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here .
  • For up-to-date guidance on Department of State travel policies, click here .

Important Notice

MRV Receipt Validity Extension

The U.S. Mission to China understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor the website of our authorized partner for information on when we will return to routine visa operations. More information about U.S. visa application services is available at that website.

(Updated April 2, 2021)



Beginning in November 2016, all travelers holding People’s Republic of China passports with 10-year U.S. B1/B2, B1 or B2 visas must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program. For more information on this program, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS .

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Visiting the Embassy or Consulate

U.S. Embassy of Beijing, China

Main Embassy Building: No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu, Beijing 100600

U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China

Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town, (near Exit B1 of the Zhujiang New Town subway station, Line 3 and Line 5)
Tianhe District, Guangzhou. All visa applicants scheduled for interviews should use the Consular Customer Entrance on Huaxia Road.

U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China

1038 West Nanjing Road, Westgate Mall 8th Floor, Shanghai 200041

U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China

52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District, Shenyang 110003