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China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai

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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    Canada to China

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Health screening on arrivalNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    All travelers are subject to health checks on arrival (likely involving nucleic acid or swab tests).

    Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Documents needed

    Mandatory health declaration form before exiting China

    All travelers exiting mainland China are required to submit a health declaration form, which can be done with an online form or via WeChat. Travelers are required to declare their health information a maximum of 24 hours before their exit.

    Mandatory health declaration form before arrivalNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers entering mainland China are required to submit a health declaration form, which can be done with an online form or via WeChat. Travelers are required to declare their health information a maximum of 24 hours before their entry. Alternatively, the China Customs mobile app can be used for nationalities where WeChat is not available.

    Proof of negative COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must have negative COVID-19 RT-PCR nucleic acid test results and IgM antibody tests. The tests must be taken a maximum of 48 hours, of the scheduled time before departure of the flight to mainland China. Vaccinated travelers may receive positive results for their IgM antibody tests. Please verify with your local embassy any additional procedures required for vaccinated travelers. Travelers must apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form from the Chinese consulate in the country of origin before boarding the flight. Alternatively, travelers may get their code online.

    China to Canada

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    No proof of a negative COVID-19 test results for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers with flight connections in Canada to third countries are exempt from any COVID-19 test requirement as long as they remain in the international departure area.

    Masks are mandatory during travel and in some provinces

    Travelers must wear masks in all airports and in-flight. Travelers must also wear a mask in public in some provinces and cities. For more information about regional mask requirements, please check the source.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who are fully vaccinated must have a vaccination certificate in English, French, or with a certified translation. The certificate must be uploaded digitally into the ArriveCAN app and must contain all details required. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received the full course of vaccination, or a combination of vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) at least 14 days before arrival in Canada. Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 are still required to have a full course of one of the accepted vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Proof of negative COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 molecular test (PCR, RT-PCR, NAAT, LAMP) result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before the departure of their last direct flight to Canada. Antigen tests are not accepted. Travelers arriving via land border must provide a test taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Canada.

    Mandatory contact information form via ArriveCANNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers are required to submit a quarantine plan and a COVID-19 "self-assessment" a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. The information must be submitted digitally through the ArriveCAN app.