Q&A on inbound travel and quarantine policies in Shanghai:
Updated to 15 June 2020 (Continually Updated)
1. Q: Can inbound travellers currently enter Shanghai?
A: Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents can enter Shanghai. However, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry of foreigners holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits, with effect from 12:00 a.m., 28 March 2020. Entry with diplomatic, official, courtesy or C visas will not be affected.
According to the latest regulations adopted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and National Immigration Administration: In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 00:00 a.m., 28 March 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macau SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected.
Link to relevant regulations
2. Q: Are Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents required to undergo quarantine and nucleic acid test when entering Shanghai?
A: It is temporarily required. Shanghai has promptly assessed the overseas situation of the arrangement adopted by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council. nucleic acid test.
Link to relevant regulations
3. Q: Where can Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents undergo quarantine and nucleic acid test?
A: Inbound travellers arriving at the ports of Shanghai will be transferred to designated sites to undergo centralised quarantine for medical observation and nucleic acid test. Travellers are responsible for the fees of accommodation and meals arrangement during centralised quarantine. Accommodation fees are technically around 200 or 400 yuan per person daily, subject to the actual situation.
A Medical Certificate of Release from Quarantine will be issued by relevant organizations after the end of the quarantine with a negative nucleic acid test result.
4. Q: Are travellers from non-Shanghai provinces in China require to undergo quarantine when entering Shanghai?
A: No. Travellers from provinces outside Shanghai are not required to undergo quarantine but must have the Green Health Code of the National Integrated Online Government Service Platform, their living province or city, or the Shanghai QR Code for entering Shanghai and are subject to temperature screening. If there are management requirements on health registration at ports and crossings, relevant procedures should be implemented according to the requirements.
5. Q: What should be brought when entering the Shanghai New International Expo Centre?
A: Advance online or offline real-name authentication is required. Only entry with authenticated identity, normal body temperature, mask-wearing and green Shanghai QR Code at the same time is permitted.
Foreigners who cannot present the Shanghai QR Code should provide valid documents such as the Medical Certificate of Release from Quarantine. Only entry with declaration and registration of personal health information, normal body temperature and mask-wearing at the same time is permitted.
6. Q: How can Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan residents and foreigners obtain the Shanghai QR Code through the mini program of Alipay?
A: 1. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents need to complete the verification process according to the requirements of real-name authentication of Alipay. After logging in to Alipay app, enter the Shanghai QR Code mini program and click the button “Shanghai QR Code” to obtain the code. User who do not register their personal health information will receive a reminder. The Shanghai QR Code will be generated after the submission. 【Important Notice】Hong Kong and Macau residents who sign up and log in to Alipay app with the permit no. of Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents should ensure the same type of identification document is chosen and corresponding identification document no. is filled in with when registering the health information.
2. Taiwan compatriots need to sign up and log in to Alipay app with the permit no. of Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents to enter Shanghai QR Code mini program. It should be ensured the same type of identification document is chosen and corresponding identification document no. is filled in with when registering the health information.
3. Foreigners should also complete the verification process according to the requirement of real-name authentication of Alipay. After logging in to Alipay app, enter the Shanghai QR Code mini program. The Shanghai QR Code offers service in English.
7. Q: In what ways can the public apply for the Health QR Code of the National Integrated Online Government Service Platform?
A: The public can download National Integrated Online Government Service Platform app on their smartphone or enter the National Integrated Online Government Service Platform mini program (search for “National Integrated Online Government Service Platform” on Wechat, Alipay and Baidu) to apply for the “Health QR Code”. After completing the real-name authentication and filling in the personal information, relevant data will be shown in the form of a QR code and users can view the reminder of their health information for prevention of COVID-19. All end users can view the personal health information for prevention of COVID-19 via “Scan Health QR Code”. The code can be scanned by relevant organizations for checking under the authorization of the user.
All Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan residents and foreigners can apply for the code by the above method.