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For Expats in China: How to Apply for A Green Health Code

With declination of COVID-19 virus infection and more and more people inoculated with vaccines, the domestic travel of China is booming after the Chinese New Year Holiday. The domestic travel market has became hot since the Qingming Festival ( April 4, 2021) and it increases explosively in this May Day Holiday ( May 1-5, 2021). It is hard to book a room or a cruise ticket in some tourist cities about 2 weeks before the holiday.

For those expats living, studying or working in China, they enjoy the same holiday as Chinese. Therefore, they may also need to travel around China.

For Chinese citizens or expats in the low-risk area of China, while traveling in China, they will need to show the Green Health Code as well as the Green Arrow Code. This article is to advise you how to apply for a Green Health Code.

No matter which green code you need to apply for, you should install WeChat on your mobile first. You should have a Chinese mobile phone number.

Green Health Code

Search “国家政务服务平台” on WeChat

Find it in applet format in the search result and click into it.

Application page for expats in China

On the homepage, you will find an entrance for people from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and expats holding passport, showing in Chinese “港澳台入境人员申请入口”. Click and go into the application page. You will find WORD “English” at the upper right corner. Click it and go to the English Version.

Fill form and submit application

It’s easy to follow the steps to fill the forms and submit the necessary document to finish the application. Then you will get a national green health code.

Note: When you travel in China in this special period, each city or province may have different pandemic prevention regulation, we suggest you to check it before your travel. It is more convenient to book a tour with a travel agency.  Besides, different cities or province may request tourists to show their local green health code also. It can be applied when you are entering this city or checking in the hotel.

Green Arrow Code

The green Arrow code refers to the trajectory of travel in the past 14 days. Through the large statistics, the government could find your trajectory of the past 14 days, to prove that you’ve never been to the high risk infection area or you do not contact with any infected person.

If you have WeChat, you just need to scan below QR code and go to the application page. Then put you mobile number and get an verification code to Get your code. It is a dynamic code. Therefore, you will need to get the code when you need to show your real-time itinerary.

You can also scan below QR code to download the App and install it on your mobile. Get the green arrow code each time when you need.  

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