U.S. Mission China Statement to American Citizens

U.S. Mission China Statement to American Citizens


The United States has no higher priority than the safety, health, and well-being of American citizens overseas.  We are actively working with and assisting our citizens experiencing challenges related to the recent rise of COVID-19 infections in China.  The People’s Republic of China (PRC) authorities have expanded COVID-19 prevention restrictions and control measures as outbreaks occur.  These measures may include residential quarantines, mass testing, closures, transportation disruptions, lockdowns, and possible family separation.  Ambassador Burns and other Mission officials have regularly raised our concerns on many of these issues directly with senior PRC officials and will continue to do so.

We encourage all U.S. citizens to keep a 14-day supply of medications, bottled water, and food for yourself and any members of your household.

The Mission remains in close contact with American citizens, including through multiple messages updating the community.  In order to receive these messages, Americans are strongly encouraged to register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/ .  Americans should also visit the Department of State’s China Country Information  website for the latest regarding travel conditions.

In case of emergency, please reach out to the Embassy or Consulate General day or night for your area by calling +(86)(10) 8531-4000.  Further information can also be found at https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/contact/, Twitter (@USAmbChina and @USA_China_Talk), Weibo (@美国驻华大使馆), WeChat (@美国驻华大使馆), or by email:

Embassy Beijing:  [email protected]

Consulate General Guangzhou:  [email protected]

Consulate General Shanghai:  [email protected]

Consulate General Shenyang:  [email protected]

Consulate General Wuhan: [email protected]