Specific risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China

17 May 2022

Article: 56/1904

China has reported a recent increase in the number of cases and emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Shanghai municipality and Jilin province.

While there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 throughout mainland China, following a review of the public health risk assessment process, Shanghai municipality and Jilin province now carry a high risk of exposure to the disease.

The China country page on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites can be checked for regular updates or any changes to the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in China. 

Advice for travellers 

All travellers are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Shanghai municipality and Jilin province, even if fully vaccinated.

Travellers should be aware that the risk of COVID-19 in China may change at short notice and must also consider the risk of exposure in transit countries and during their journey.

Prior to travel, all travellers should be advised to:

Further information and advice on COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX and fitfortravel websites.

Sources: TRAVAX, 11 May 2022 and fitfortravel, 11 May 2022