China will drop quarantine for arriving passengers and other airline restrictions from 8 January 2023, in what is likely to spark a sharp capacity uptick from airlines.

The dropping of quarantine comes as China moves from “Class A” controls to “Class B” controls, according to China’s National Health Commission.
While passengers will no longer need to undergo quarantine upon entering China, they will need to take a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test within 48h of their departure. Passengers will also be required to wear a mask on flights inbound to China.
Additionally, domestic travelers will not be required to undergo temperature screening or present a PCR test result and health code during the Spring Festival period Jan. 7- Feb. 15. As of Dec. 28, the National Health Commission has stopped publishing the daily figures of COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

Follow all official instructions. Allow additional time for health screenings when arriving in or traveling across China.