Chinese New Year 2022
24 Jan 2022
Chinese New Year falls on 1 February 2022, with celebrations beginning on 31 January and concluding with the Lantern Festival on 15 February 2022.
2022 is the year of the Tiger.
As a result of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases brought about by the new Omicron variant, many countries around the world have rules in place which include restricting large events where many people come together such as Chinese New Year celebrations.
Advice to Travellers
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) currently advise that all direct flights from the UK to mainland China have been suspended, and a future review date has not yet been given.
If you are planning on travelling to China indirectly for Chinese New Year, before booking any travel you should:
- review the latest FCDO foreign travel advice including entry requirements and quarantine restrictions; and also the rules for entering the UK on your return
- be aware that international travel guidance may change at short notice
- make sure you are up to date with UK recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination
- review and follow the latest travel health advice for China: see the fitfortravel China country page for further information
- if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, you should carefully consider your travel plans and consider seeking medical advice prior to making any decisions about travelling
- be aware of precautions you need to take to reduce your risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) before, during and after travel as detailed on the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page
- ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers all of the activities you are planning on your trip