This page lists the travel restrictions in Greater China Region: China Mainland, Hong Kong S.A.R, Macao S.A.R, and Taiwan as specified by the UK’s Foreign travel advice.
|Mainland China||Visa Requirements (from 8 January 2023):|
Visa-free transit and airside transiting have resumed. All travelers entering China must comply in full with entry requirements; there are no exemptions to this.
COVID-19 Entry Requirements (from 1 November 2023):
China’s Customs authority has declared the elimination of the prerequisite for the China Health Declaration Form for those traversing China’s borders.
|Hong Kong S.A.R.||– Travelers do not need to be fully vaccinated, or show proof of vaccination to enter Hong Kong.|
– Hong Kong does not require travelers to provide a negative Covid-19 test result to enter the SAR, regardless of vaccination status.
– All travelers must pass temperature checks upon arrival.
– The Hong Kong Government continues to advise all inbound travelers to conduct daily rapid antigen tests from the day of arrival into Hong Kong (that is, Day 0) and Day 5 after arrival.
– If you test positive for COVID-19, you are no longer required to isolate, however please refer to the latest guidance issued by the Hong Kong SAR Government on how to minimize the spread of Covid-19.
|Macau S.A.R.||– Macao does not require travelers to provide a negative Covid-19 test result to enter the SAR, regardless of their vaccination status.|
– If you wish to travel to Mainland China within seven days of your arrival into Macao and arrived from most overseas countries, you must provide a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. Further details can be found on the Macao SAR Government webpage.
– Inbound travelers do not need to provide proof of vaccination before boarding transport to Macao.
|Taiwan||– International arrivals in Taiwan will be expected to observe a 7 day “self-initiated epidemic prevention” period.|
– The authorities will no longer provide a free self-administered rapid COVID-19 test kit for international arrivals. Rapid test kits can still be purchased locally if required. You will only need to take a rapid test if you develop symptoms during your 7 day self-initiated epidemic prevention period.
– Passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas are permitted to take public transport from the airport.
– You are allowed to leave your accommodation at any time, without needing to take a COVID-19 rapid test during your 7 day self-initiated epidemic prevention period. But you should wear a mask while outside of your accommodation.
– You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.