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From January 8, 2023, China no longer conducts nucleic acid tests and quarantine for all inbound travelers.

From April 29 on, all inbound travelers can show COVID-19 antigen tests results taken within 48 hours before boarding flights instead of nucleic acid test results, Mao said at a daily press briefing.

International travelers are advised to read the latest notices of Chinese Embassies and Consulates in the residential country on the adjustment to facilitate traveling.

Visa Information

Visitors who arrive in China must have a passport or valid identity document if you will be participating in the Congress. You should choose the most appropriate visa category for your application. For most updated and accurate information, please refer to the Chinese Embassies and Consulates in the residential country.

If an invitation letter is needed for the visa application, you are advised to firstly complete registration and make full payment. Then please provide your personal information to XVIII Congress Secretariat (, including 1) Full name; 2) Gender; 3) Nationality; 4) Date of birth; 5) Affiliation and Position; 6) Arrival and departure dates; 7) Passport number.