Starting from April 29th, 2023 (local time), passengers traveling to China on international flights can use antigen self-testing within 48 hours before boarding as a substitute for nucleic acid testing. Airlines will no longer verify the nucleic acid testing certificate before boarding.
Guide to Epidemic Prevention and Control for Travelers to China:
- Remote testing: Within 48 hours before boarding, passengers should use antigen test kits for self-testing or undergo nucleic acid testing. Only those with negative results can travel to China. Those with positive results should travel to China after testing negative.
- Customs declaration: After obtaining a negative test result, passengers should fill in the “Health Declaration Form for Entry/Exit of the People’s Republic of China” through the website (https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn) for declaration.
- Airlines do not need to verify the results of the antigen test and nucleic acid testing certificates before boarding.
- On-board epidemic prevention: Passengers should strictly follow the airline’s epidemic prevention regulations, take personal protective measures, and reduce the risk of infection.
- Upon arrival at the port of entry, passengers should complete necessary clearance procedures with the health declaration code from customs. Those with normal health declarations and no abnormality in routine quarantine can enter society. Customs will conduct sampling inspections based on a certain proportion. Passengers with abnormal health declarations or symptoms such as fever should cooperate with customs for epidemiological investigation, medical examination, and relevant infectious disease sampling testing.
- Local epidemic prevention: After entering China, passengers should strictly comply with the requirements of local epidemic prevention and control.