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If you're planning to visit China, you must have the necessary travel documents. China requires all travelers to fill out the China Health Declaration Form to enter Mainland China.
At iVisa, we created a simplified form by making it shorter, faster, and easier to answer. You can forget about all the paperwork and get your China Health Declaration without stress, 100% online. We also review all your answers to ensure your application is error-free!
Below is all the information you need about the China Health Declaration and how to apply quickly and easily with iVisa.
What is the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code)?
The Health Declaration Form for China is a Single Entry electronic health travel authorization required for all travelers, including foreign nationals, to enter or leave China. It is valid for one entry into or one exit from China. It's been implemented by the Chinese government to control better the COVID-19 spread and the health status of the passengers entering the country.
With this document, you can enter China by air, land, or sea! And remember, iVisa does all the hard work for you online! We review your application, so it can meet government standards.
Don't forget that this is a health travel document, not a visa.
If you're ready to start your trip to China, apply for the China Health Declaration now!
Who can apply for a Health Declaration Form (QR Code)?
All travelers arriving in China must have a completed China Health Declaration containing a negative PCR test taken 48 hours before travel.
If you are a traveler coming from Taiwan, you need an RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before your trip date with a result equal to a CT value of 35 or more. It also needs to be done at a health facility in Taiwan.
How long is the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code) valid for?
You must get this Single Entry document within 48 hours of your planned travel date.
What documents do I need to apply for the China Health Declaration?
To submit your application for the China Health Declaration, you'll need to provide proof of a negative PCR nucleic acid test certificate taken 48 hours before departure. That's it!
When should I apply for the China Health Declaration?
We advise you to apply for this travel document 3 days in advance to avoid delays.
Remember that with iVisa, you can easily and quickly apply for the China Health Declaration from the comfort of your home. Forget about going through a stressful application process, and enjoy planning your trip!
Do I need the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code) if I'm transiting through China?
Yes, all travelers landing in China must have a health code.
How do I apply for the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code) online?
To obtain the China Health Declaration online with iVisa, you need to follow these few simple steps below:
Step 1: You must complete our simplified application form with your personal details and upload the required documents and travel information. Review all your application information carefully.
Step 2: Once you fill it out, you can pay the fee with a credit/debit card.
Step 3: Receive your China Health Declaration, and prepare to travel!
We will contact you if we need more information about your application.
Once the health declaration form is approved, you will receive it via email. Make sure you have an electronic and printed copy of the travel document to show upon arrival in China.
What are the costs and processing times of the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code)?
The China Health Declaration has no government fee, so the cost is only the iVisa processing fee which depends on your nationality and the processing timeframe you choose. We offer three options:
Standard processing, which takes 1 Business Day
Rush processing, which takes 8 hours
Super Rush processing, which takes 4 hours
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to check the costs for your specific nationality.
Do minors need to apply for a China Health Declaration Form (QR Code)?
Minors also require a China Health Declaration form.
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Benefits of getting your China Health Declaration Form (QR Code) with iVisa
Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with government requirements.
Simplified Form: On the Chinese Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions; at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.
Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off every time you take a break.
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COVID-19 requirements or travel restrictions
Do I need a PCR test to enter China?
Yes, you do. You must have a PCR test taken 48 hours before your travel date. This test needs to be printed and presented upon arrival in China.
If you are coming from Taiwan, you need an RT-PCR test result performed 48 hours before your travel date with a result equal to or higher than 35 CT. It also needs to be performed at a health facility in Taiwan.
Do I need to go through a PCR test upon arrival in China?
No, you don't. You no longer need to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in China except if you present COVID-19 symptoms like fever.
Do I need to quarantine in China?
You will need to quarantine if you test positive in China.
What other travel documents are available for China?
There are several visa options when traveling to China; they depend on your trip's purpose and your nationality. We recommend using our Visa Checker Tool to see which type you need for your trip. Your options include the following:
The China Group e-Visa, which the government introduced to facilitate tourism to China for travelers in groups of 2 or more. We don't currently offer this visa, but it will be launched soon! The China Group e-Visa is valid for 30 days after arrival.
The China Business Visa on arrival is for citizens of over 23 countries. This Visa on arrival allows travelers to enter the country for business reasons. It will enable them to stay in China for up to 15 days per entry.
The China 10-year visa is for US passport holders who also reside in the US and are eligible for this visa. This visa allows you to enter and leave China as often as you want within ten years for a maximum of 60 days per entry.
What else should I keep in mind before traveling to China?
Mainstream social media and websites are blocked in China. The banned list includes Google (all related products), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and WhatsApp. To access these, you must install a VPN before your trip. A VPN is even more crucial for solo travelers as they need Google Translate and the map to navigate through.
Where can I learn more about the China Health Declaration Form (QR Code)?
Required Documents to Apply
- Negative PCR test certificate taken 48 hours before your trip date.
The China Health Declaration is a single-entry electronic health travel authorization required for all travelers to enter or leave China.
The China Health Declaration is valid for one entry or one exit from China.
The China Health Declaration does not replace a visa.
With this document, you can enter China by air, land, or sea.
You can apply online for this travel document with iVisa. We do all the paperwork for you, and our team will review your application to be 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.
To apply you will need a PCR test certificate taken 48 hours before your trip date.
If you are coming from Taiwan, you need an RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours before your trip date with a result equal to a CT value of 35 or more. It also needs to be done in a health facility in Taiwan.
You can only enter China if you have a visa issued before 28 March 2020 or if you hold a service, courtesy, diplomatic, or C visa.
Children also need the China Health Declaration to enter the country.
We advise you to apply for this travel document 3 days ahead to avoid any delays.
You need the China Health Declaration to transit through China.
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How long does it take to apply for a China Health Declaration?
It will only take around 10 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.
What do I need to apply for the China Health Declaration?
We only need your negative PCR test to submit your application. That’s it!
Can I get the China Health Declaration for free?
Yes, you can. There is no government fee that you will need to pay.
We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to China.
How long is the China Health Declaration valid?
The China Health Declaration is a single-entry travel document that is valid for one entry or one exit from China.
Are there any passport or visa requirements to enter China?
Yes, they are. Remember that the China Health Declaration does not replace a visa or a passport to be able to enter the country. Currently, China has new passport and visa restrictions due to COVID-19:
You can only enter China if you have a visa issued before the 28 of March 2020 or if you hold a service, courtesy, diplomatic, or C visa.
Ordinary passport holders from Japan, Singapore, and Brunei are no longer visa exempted.
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