7 Days Centralized Quarantine Trialed for Overseas Arrivals

By Alistair Baker-Brian, June 22, 2022

1 0

Even as China continues to implement strict anti-epidemic COVID measures, some cities have announced reduced quarantine time for overseas arrivals, some to as little as seven days. 

The trend started as far back as April, when the southern port city of Xiamen, Fujian province announced a ‘10+7’ policy (10 days of centralized quarantine followed by seven days of ‘health monitoring’ at home) for certain arrivals.

READ MORE: China to Trial 10-Day Central Quarantine for Overseas Arrivals

In May, Beijing announced a similar ‘10+7’ policy for those whose final destination is Beijing. 

READ MORE: Beijing to Change Quarantine Policy for Overseas Arrivals

However, time in centralized quarantine for some arrivals to China has now been slashed even further. 

Below are cities and provinces which have implemented either a ‘10+7’ policy (10 days of centralized quarantine plus seven days of home quarantine) or ‘7+7’ policy (seven days of centralized quarantine plus seven days of home quarantine) for overseas arrivals: 


  • Beijing

  • Nanjing

  • Wuhan

  • Zhejiang Province


  • Xiamen

  • Sichuan Province

Remember This Caveat

Remember that in most, if not all cases, these policies apply to those whose final destination is the city in which they arrive from overseas. If your final destination is elsewhere on the Chinese mainland, different policies may apply.

Always double check the exact rules in advance.

Pre-Departure Testing

Another way in which China has made entering from overseas easier is by relaxing pre-departure testing requirements; the key change is that many inbound passengers are no longer required to undergo testing seven days prior to departure. 

READ MORE: China Easing COVID Entry Requirements from Some Countries

For those coming to China to work or visit family things also just got one step easier, with the requirement of a PU Letter now lifted.

READ MORE: You No Longer Need a PU Letter to Apply for a China Visa

China is not giving up on ‘zero-COVID,’ a policy which seeks to eliminate the spread of the virus rather ‘live with it.’ Nonetheless, relaxing anti-epidemic COVID measures for overseas arrivals will be welcomed by many, particularly those planning to return to China.

[Cover image via Weibo/@早报网]

more news

The Dead Require Negative COVID Test in Shenzhen

Screenshots of a funeral home stating COVID-19 tests for the deceased should be provided have been shared online.

China Easing COVID Entry Requirements from Some Countries

Notices from Chinese embassies in some countries indicate changes to requirements for inbound travellers.

China COVID Experts Outline 5 Strategies for Opening Up

Two of the country's top COVID-19 experts have said China's "prolonged dynamic zeroing cannot be pursued in the long run."

Detention for Those Found Refusing or Faking a COVID-19 Test

Don't break China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

China Implements Anti-COVID-19 Measures on International Mail

Upon arrival in China, international mail will be disinfected and held for up to seven days before delivery. However, given what we know about how long the virus can survive on different surfaces and reacts to temperature changes, is it necessary?

Does China’s Omicron Outbreak Represent a COVID Turning Point?

The latest outbreak might have a silver lining.

Chinese Expert Declares “Dawn of Victory” Over COVID-19

Dr. Zhang Wenhong released a study showing a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the rate of severe illness to 0.1%.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsSanya for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Sanya With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Sanya!

Visit the archives