U. S. Requirements for Travelers from China

December 30, 2022
By U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Effective January 5, 12:01am, eastern standard time, all air passengers two years old and older will require a negative Covid-19 test no more than two days before departure from China Hong Kong or Macau. Passengers who test positive more than 10 days before a flight can provide documentation of recovery in lieu of the negative test result.

Along with applying this requirement to direct flights from the PRC, passengers transiting Incheon International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport on their way to the United States will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test if they have been in the PRC in the last 10 days no more than 2 days before their departure to the United States. 

These three transit hubs cover the overwhelming majority of passengers with travel originating in the PRC and the Special Administrative Regions. We will continue to monitor travel patterns, adjust our approach as needed, and keep Americans informed in a timely manner.

If you are a new or returning student or scholar from China and are concerned about delays in your arrival on campus, please reach out to your academic school and department as well as your ISSS advisor. 

For further information, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention page:(https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/p1228-COVID-china.html)