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China Travel Restrictions

84,82% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter China.

China entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions do not apply to :

- Chinese citizens

- Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visa holders;

- 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.


Outgoing travel to ChinaTravelling from South Africa to China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering China.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be presented upon arrival


Return travelReturning to South Africa from China

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from China must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from China are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for China

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

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