China Travel Restrictions 2024

Written by Apple Updated Dec. 21, 2023

China has opened its borders to tourists from March 15, 2023. Foreigners can enter China normally with a valid China visa (any type). 

All types of visa applications are resumed. Visa-free transit policies are also reinstated.

The good news is that as of August 30, 2023, international travelers no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering China.

Who Can Enter China Now?

China has resumed applications for all types of visas since March 15, 2023. Visa-free transit policies are also reinstated.

You can enter China as long as you are:


Do I Still Need a PCR Test to Enter China in 2024

As of August 30, 2023, international travelers no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and fill out the Health Declaration Form before entering China.

Hong Kong Travel Restrictions 2024

Hong Kong no longer requires mandatory hotel quarantine or home quarantine for overseas arrivals. All pre-departure testing requirements have been lifted. 

You can enter Hong Kong as long as you have a valid travel permit (and visa if applicable). You don't need to do any tests.

To get more information about transport from Hong Kong to China Mainland, please scan the QR icon.

Contact us via WeChat

for flight tickets inquiry

Scan Travel Advisor QR Code


Tibet Travel Restrictions

According to the regulations of the Tibet Autonomous Region, foreigners are not allowed to travel around Tibet alone. That means you have to book a tour with a China local travel agency.

To enter Tibet, all foreigners (non-Chinese passport holders) need a Tibet Entry Permit which is issued by the Tibet Tourism Administration.

To visit Mount Everest Base Camp or Mount Kailash, an Aliens' Travel Permit and a Military Area Entry Permit are required.

Now, Tibet is open to foreign tourists. If you plan to visit Tibet, you can apply for the Tibet Permit now. Since foreigners are unable to apply for an Entry Permit independently, you are suggested to book your tour with a local travel agency.

If you book the Tibet tour with us, we will make all necessary arrangements to obtain the Tibet Permit for you. Feel free to contact us and learn more details about Tibet travel requirements.

Recommended China Classic Tours

We can also customize your trip based on your group size, budget, interests, preferences, and other requirements. Please feel free to contact us, our professional travel advisors will give you recommendations.

More Articles on How to Enter China in 2024

Contact us via WeChat

for any inquiry

Scan ChinaTravel QR Code

Create My Trip

Need Help?

Request a custom itinerary today and get one step closer to your personalized trip

Create Your Trip