China has reduced the quarantine period for international travellers, its National Health Commission announced on June 28, 2022.
Overseas travellers will now quarantine at a centralised facility, such as a hotel, for seven days upon arrival in mainland China, and stay at home for an additional three days before being allowed to venture out.
Previously, overseas arrivals in China had to spend 14 to 21 days in centralised quarantine, depending on the city of entry and destination within the country.
Within China, close contacts of confirmed Covid cases will also be required to spend seven days in centralised quarantine, followed by three days of health monitoring at home, down from 14 days.
A number of cities have begun to reduce the length of mandatory isolation in the last few months, such as Beijing cutting down from 14 to 10 days in centralised quarantine and seven days at home.