Effective since March 28, 2020, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) suspended entry into the PRC by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards was suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries were also temporarily suspended. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates cannot forecast when these policies will be lifted or amended. U.S. citizens should continue to expect a significant reduction in flights to and from China. Effective since March 29, 2020, Chinese aviation authorities require foreign airlines to maintain only one air route to China and operate no more than one flight per week. Chinese domestic airlines have also reduced available routes per guidelines. Flights to and from China should carry no more than 75 percent of the passengers that they are licensed to carry. U.S. citizens planning to depart China should continue to expect a significant drop in the number of options and frequency of flights to the United States and should plan accordingly.All international flights into Beijing have been rerouted to regional airports for screening and quarantine, which is mandatory for U.S. citizens entering China (see below). Other airports in China may have different procedures, which may change without notice. These procedures are not being implemented in a uniform manner. Travelers should reach out to airlines or local authorities on specific policies and should be prepared for potentially long delays when entering and exiting China.U.S. citizens intending to return to the United States should continue to seek commercially available flights. Travelers should directly contact local airlines for more information. Please understand that flight delays and cancellations are still frequent; the U.S. Embassy and Consulates hold no discretion over these decisions. In the event that the situation further deteriorates, the ability of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates to provide assistance to U.S. nationals within China may be limited. The United States is not offering additional chartered evacuation flights from China at this time.Chinese authorities maintain travel restrictions in the area around Wuhan. Travelers should be aware that the Chinese government could prevent them from entering or exiting parts of Hubei province. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Hubei province.All Chinese visa related questions should be directed to the local Chinese Exit-Entry Bureau (EEB).