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China Travel Reopening: Where & How to Travel in China after COVID-19

Latest Updated on April 6, 2021

Latest News: Currently, travel agencies in China have been given permission to resume tours operation in the most of China destinations except Tibet and Aba Prefecture, Sichuan. To help control the spreading of Covid-19, only Chinese tourists and expats who live in China can book tours from travel agencies. There is no limitation on tour duration. Several documents and certifications are required, including (1) Green Health Codes; (2) 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record; (3) Valid Original Passport. Wearing a mask is always suggested.

The 2020 was a difficult year for the global tourism industry as well as all the people who love travelling. We want you to know how much we appreciate your support to our jobs and care about our lives. In the year 2020, even though we haven’t received as many as customers like before, we haven’t stopped our jobs of increasing our service standards, digging more and more China highlights and serving for all customers including those who had to cancel or postpone their trips to China, expats who came to us and traveled with our tour packages, and those who trust our service and are planning future tours of 2021 even 2022 with us.

The pandemic in China suspended tourism from February. Many of our customers had to cancel their trips to China. We tried our best to help them get refunds as quickly as possible. As the pandemic was controlled better and better in China, China tourism was opened again in July. Since then, there have been a lot of expats who live in China contacted us to operate tours. With our private tour packages, some of them went to Yunnan to explore ethnic culture and stunning landscape, some of them chose to marvel at the magnificent Gobi deserts and legendary Silk Road culture in Gansu, some of them took some serious photography journeys in the remote Xinjiang, some of them flew to Daocheng Yading to witness Shangri-la scnery, some of them took holidays in the ancient villages of Wuyuan to savor autumn colors, and some of them even hiked the fairytale Yellow Mountain in winter… Check their inspiring travel stories and useful feedbacks. For us, there is nothing more precious than hearing from our customers that how much they have enjoyed their trips with us.

In 2021, we believe everything will be better and better. China Discovery has been working in China tourism for over 10 years with rich experience to handle troubles and guarantee travelers’ safety and tour quality. Throughout the COVID-19, we have always been putting our customers in the first place and focusing on improving ourselves, and NOW, we are getting everything ready for you! It’s time to recover from the sadness and darkness to explore the beautiful side of China and meet the lovely, persevering people on the way... No matter where you want to go, what type of travelers you are, what kind of help you need, China Discovery is getting stronger and we can solve all the problems for you. You can rely upon us, book the tour and travel with us! Looking forward to seeing you soon again!

On this page, you'll learn about:
Where Can Be Visited in China
Requirements & Restrictions in Different Destinations
How to Get a Health QR Code
How to Get the 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record
Recommended China Tours to Travel after COVID-19
Recent Feedbacks from Our Customers during July 2020 ~ March 2021
Recent Reviews from Our Customers on TripAdvisor.com


Where Can Be Visited in China

Most of the destinations are reopening and can be visited by travelers. We have collected the latest information and made daily confirmations nationwide and the following places are recommended for you to visit during the COVID-19.

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However, groups tours are still prohibited in those areas with medium and high COVID-19 risk levels and overseas groups are still banned. And some other tourist destinations are still closed:

  • ■ Tibet
  • ■ Aba Prefecture in Sichuan Province (Jiuzhai Valley, Huanglong National Park, Mount Siguniang included)

(Note:The situations are changing frequently. If you show any interests in planning a tour to the above destinations, you can contact us directly to get more latest info.)

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Required Documents & Restrictions to Travel in China

Different destinations have different policies and requirements. BUT, necessary documents in all destinations include: (1) Green Health Codes; (2) 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record; (3) Masks; (4) Valid Original Passport. You can check the following popular destinations for reference.

Sichuan Travel after COVID-19
Sichuan

● Original Passport;
● Tianfu Health Code colored in green;
● Original Visa stamped with latest date of entry (used for hotels)
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record
● Masks.

The above policies can be applied in Chengdu, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Dujiangyan, etc.

Yunnan Travel after COVID-19
Yunnan

● Original Passport;
● Yunnan Health Code colored in green;
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record
● Masks.

The above policies can be applied in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La.

Guilin Travel after COVID-19
Guilin

● Original Passport;
● Guangxi Health Code colored in green
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record (If you have been to Beijing within 14 days or from Beijing, nucleic acid tests negative reports are needed);
● Work Certificate from your organization (display that you do work in certain company in China for a long time);
● Masks.

Huangshan Travel after COVID-19
Huangshan

● Original Passport;
● Huangshan Health code colored in green;
● Masks.

The above policies can be applied in Anhui Province, Huangshan & its surrounding area included.

Zhangjiajie Travel after COVID-19
Zhangjiajie

● Hunan Health Code colored in green;
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record;
● Original visa stamped with latest date of entry or Proof of residence issued by local police station (display that you have constantly stayed in China more than one month);
● Nucleic acid test report if you have been to high-risk areas published by authority;
● Masks.

Yangtze Cruise after COVID-19
Yangtze Cruise

● Original Passport;
● Date of entry;
● Health Green Code;
● 14-day Dynamic Trip Record;
● Masks.

Shaanxi Travel after COVID-19
Shaanxi

● Original Passport;
● Shaanxi Health code colored in green;
● Masks.

The above policies can be applied in Xian and other destinations.

Beijing Travel after COVID-19
Beijing

● Original Passport;
● Beijing Health Code colored in green;
● Masks.

Fujian Travel after COVID-19
Fujian

● Original Passport;
● Fujian Health code colored in green;
● Residence certificate (display that you do live in China for a long time);
● Nucleic acid tests negative reports within 7 days;
● Date of entry;
● Masks.

Gansu & Qinghai Travel after COVID-19
Gansu

● Gansu Health Code colored in green;
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record;
● Latest Nucleic acid tests negative reports;
● Proof of Residence from police station (display that you do live in the local area);
● Passport information which will be sent to the scenic spots/hotels in 15 days advance;
● Date of entry;
● Masks.

Qinghai Travel after COVID-19
Qinghai

● Qinghai Health Code colored in green;
● 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record;
● Latest Nucleic acid tests negative reports;
● Proof of Residence from police station
● Passport information which will be sent to the scenic spots/hotels in 15 days advance;
● Date of entry;
● Masks.

Xinjiang Travel after COVID-19
Xinjiang

● Original Passport;
● Xinjiang Health Code colored in green;
● 14-day Dynamic Trip Record;
● Masks.

Guangdong Travel after COVID-19
Guangdong

● Original Passport;
● Guangdong Health code colored in green;
● Masks.

The above policies can be applied in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, etc.

Inner Mongolia Travel after COVID-19
Inner Mongolia

● Original Passport;
● Inner Mongolia Health Code colored in green;
● 3-month Dynamic Trip Record;
● Proof of Residence from Community/Neighborhood Committee;
● Masks.


The policies and requirements for each destination would change from time to time. No matter what kind of help you want, you can feel free to contact our professional travel consultants at any time.

How Can I Get a Health QR Code?

Chinese government has enlisted the help of our country's two internet giants - Alibaba and Tencent - to host the health code systems on their popular smartphone apps. So, travelers can use Alipay or Wechat to apply for a Health QR Code of different cities.

How to obtain a health code? (1) Travelers have to fill in their personal information including your name, national identity number or passport number, and phone number on a sign-up page. (2) You're then asked to report your travel history and whether you have come into contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients in the past 14 days. (3) You also need to tick the boxes for any symptoms they might have: fever, fatigue, dry cough, stuffy nose, running nose, throat ache or diarrhea. After the information is verified by authorities, each user will be assigned a QR code in red, amber or green. To make your travel smoothly in China, your health code in each destination should be colored in “GREEN”. You’d better make sure you have the green one before traveling.

Health QR Code in China

How to Get a 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record?

Most of the cities, hotels and tourist attractions will require you to provide the 14-Day Dynamic Trip Record to display that you have not been to high-risk areas in recent 14 days. You can apply for it as following:

14-Day Dynamic Trip Record

14-Day Dynamic Trip Record Application Procedure


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