Guidelines on the Prevention of COVID-19

Welcome to All China Leather Exhibition 2022!

The health and safety of everyone is our highest priority, and APLF is committed to ensuring that all measures – including protocols in line with China State Council actioned by Shanghai Exhibition Industry are in place to provide you with an event experience where you can safely conduct business. With your cooperation and support, we are confident that you will have a most productive show. Read on to find out how we can all help keep the event and community safe.

Travel restrictions

Entry restricted for international travelers
Most international travelers are not allowed to enter or transit through mainland China. Travelers who transit through a third country on their way to mainland China must receive a new health code in that country and repeat their pre-departure COVID-19 tests. Travelers should avoid traveling on indirect flights to mainland China and must check with their local Chinese embassy or consulate if direct flights are not available.

Details and exemptions
Entry restrictions do not apply to:
– Chinese citizens;
– Diplomatic, service, courtesy, or C visas;
– Foreigners with a Chinese Residence Permit issued by China (People’s Rep.) for the purpose of work, personal matters or reunions;
– Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan passport holders traveling to Mainland China on their relevant entry permit;
– Foreign nationals with a visa issued on or after 28 March 2020;
– Foreign nationals holding a Chinese Mainland Permanent Resident Card;
– International travelers coming to mainland China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.

“7+3” quarantine period
Travelers are subject to health checks (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests), including during transit, followed by a 7-day quarantine at a government-selected facility or hotel at the traveler’s expense additionally the travelers are required to undergo 3 days home quarantine. During this period follow-up COVID-19 tests are likely to take place. Those failing health checks or with positive COVID-19 test results may be sent to a designated hospital for treatment.
COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test
Travelers are required to have 2 negative COVID-19 PCR test results. The first PCR test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before boarding. The second COVID-19 PCR test results must be taken a maximum of 12 hours before boarding. Alternatively, travelers may take a second COVID-19 PCR test results a maximum of 24 before boarding to mainland China, plus they are required to take a COVID-19 antigen test results a maximum of 12 hours before boarding. Collected samples must be tested at a laboratory institution that is on the list released by the Chinese embassy and consulates. Travelers must apply for a health QR code with the “HS” mark (for Chinese nationals) or “HDC” mark (for foreign nationals) or a certified health declaration form from the Chinese consulate in the country of origin before boarding the flight. Alternatively, travelers may get their code online.

Details and exemptions
Please see the source or contact the local Chinese embassy for additional details, as China has slightly different updates for travelers from many countries.

Testing types
PCR Test: 24 hours – before departure
Antigen Test: 12 hours – before departure

Cathay Pacific
August 2022

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Shanghai Health QR Code
Everyone must present a Green Shanghai Health QR Code. Those with Yellow or Red code will be denied entry.

Local Visitors, please scan the QR code via WeChat or Alipay. Follow the instructions to obtain your “Health Code”.

Overseas Visitors (including Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan region), please scan the QR code via WeChat to enter the “China Government Service Platform”. Click “Health Code Traveller Version” on the homepage. Follow the instructions to obtain your “Health Code”.

Itinerary QR Code
Visitors must present a Green Itinerary QR Code. Those with Yellow or Red code for medium and high risk areas will be changed by the local authorities depending upon the current situation in China.

Real-name Authentication Registration
Real-name registration will be carried out both online and offline, a China ID card/Foreign Passport number must be provided for visitor badge application. With the original registered document, visitor may enter the venue by swiping the ID card for China citizens and visitor badges for overseas personnel. Overseas visitors are required to provide RNA test report and a notification of release from isolation. They are required to verify their passport information at a verification counter and collect their badges.

Body Temperature Check
Everyone is required to undergo an infrared temperature check before entering SNIEC. Anyone with a high temperature (at or over 37.3°C) will be denied entry. Trade Buyers who feel unwell or display any COVID-19-like symptoms such as fever (≥37.3°C), cough, sore throat or shortness of breath are recommended to seek medical advice immediately and stay home. The Organiser and the venue operator shall have the right to refuse access to any person displaying such symptom(s).

Wear Face Mask
Face masks must be worn in all areas inside the venue (except when dining).

Cleaning & Sanitising
Hand sanitising stations are located throughout the venue. Buyers are advised to perform hand hygiene frequently, especially if touching the mouth, nose or eyes.

No outside catering is allowed inside the hall.

Hall Capacity
The venue has adjusted the maximum capacity to avoid overcrowding, the Organiser may take other measures, such as temporarily suspending registration or entry into the halls to comply with the maximum hall capacity. Please follow the instructions of our staff.

Social Distancing
Trade Buyers should stand at least 1m apart while waiting in queues, on stand, in hall aisles and in other areas of the venue. The Organiser and security officers have the right to require buyers to comply with this regulation, and buyers are requested to cooperate with our instructions.

Be Considerate
Trade Buyers whose family members or friends have contracted COVID-19 should not visit the exhibition.

If anyone is found to be unwell, they will be taken to the temporary medical observation area immediately. The Organiser will ask them to see a medical facility or assist in calling ambulances for medical treatment. The venue will adopt temporary isolation measures for the areas where persons with abnormal body temperature are found and conducts comprehensive disinfection of the areas.

Current Situation in China
Please click on the link to access the latest situation of China.
Informa AllSecure is Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at our events following COVID-19. For details, please visit.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Trade Buyers will not be accepted if they fail to comply with the above requirements. Guidelines are subject to change according to the latest regulations. Please visit our show website for updated information.

as at 26 October 2021

All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is the first and only international leather fair in China. ACLE is known as the premier event for international companies seeking opportunities in China’s huge markets – the focus of the global leather industry. Since its inception back in 1998, ACLE has welcomed hundreds of thousands of professional buyers from the main tannery and leather goods / footwear manufacturing provinces of Mainland China.

ACLE targets the Chinese tanning (upstream) sectors which are sourcing raw hides and skins, semi-finished leather, leather chemicals and leather machineries to manufacture into finished leather to be used in the domestic footwear, leather goods and automotive upholstery sectors.

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