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China Travel Restrictions

76.22% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 76.22% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter China.

China entry details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to:

-Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas;

-International travelers coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

-Chinese citizens


Outgoing travel to ChinaTravelling from New Zealand to China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to China.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be presented upon arrival


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from China will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for China

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter China. Please check the official guidelines from China for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter China.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter China.

  • Mask usage in China is required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in China are open with restrictions. Bars in China are open with restrictions.

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