COVID-19 in China, Hong Kong, and Macau

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Beginning January 5, at 12:01AM ET, there are new requirements for air passengers 2 years of age and older traveling to the United States from China, Hong Kong, or Macau, and those traveling from Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver who have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the past 10 days. These passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 2 days before their flight departs. Those who had COVID-19 in the 90 days before their travel to the United States can instead show documentation of recovery from COVID-19. 

Key points

  • Reconsider travel to China, Hong Kong, and Macau due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and limited health care resources.
  • If you do travel, take the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

If You Travel

Current Situation

In December 2022, China ended its Zero-COVID policy. Since then, COVID-19 cases have increased rapidly resulting in the highest number of cases per day in China since the start of the pandemic. There are also indications that severe cases and hospitalizations are increasing. There are reports that the healthcare system is overwhelmed and access to health care and medicine is limited. As cases increase, chances of new variants of concern emerging increase as well.

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