Travel Restrictions in China Mainland, HK, Macao and Taiwan

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.

RegionDetailed Regulations
Mainland ChinaVisa 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 29 April 2023):
You must declare your negative PCR or RAT test result by filling in the Health Declaration Form via the China Customs website, or through the China Customs App or WeChat account.
Anyone reporting a positive test result will not be permitted to board a flight to China.
Passengers entering China displaying symptoms of fever, or with an abnormal Health Declaration, may be asked to undertake an antigen test on arrival.
Those who test positive will be released to self-quarantine if symptoms are mild, or recommended to go to a medical institution for diagnosis and treatment if symptoms are more severe.
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.
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.
– 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 1922 for further information.
Source: Foreign travel advice UK