Update: Negative COVID Test No Longer Required for Travel from China

As of March 10, 2023, airline passengers traveling to the United States from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau will no longer be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight to the US. This change applies to all flights departing on or after 3:00 pm ET (Atlanta time) on March 10, 2023.

The rules requiring COVID vaccination for all international travelers to the US remain in effect. You can find more information about the vaccination requirements here.

To read the CDC announcement regarding the updated testing policy, please visit this website. If you have any questions, please contact your ISSS advisor.

Negative COVID Test Required for Travel from China Effective January 5

(updated on December 29, 2022)

Effective January 5, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EST (Atlanta time), airline passengers traveling from mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau will be required to provide either a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of COVID-19 recovery in order to enter the US. This new requirement applies to airline passengers two years and older, regardless of nationality and vaccination status. This requirement applies to all nonimmigrants, US permanent residents, and US citizens.

The requirement will apply to both direct and indirect flights from China, Hong Kong, or Macau and include travelers who have been in China in the past 10 days. Airlines will confirm the negative PCR test or antigen self-test COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers.

To read the CDC announcement, please visit this website. Please contact your ISSS advisor if you have any questions.