New COVID Testing Rules for Passengers Traveling to China

New COVID Testing Rules for Passengers Traveling to China
Nov 03, 2020 Translated by eChinacities.com

Rule changes for passengers traveling to China have been announced by several Chinese embassies over the past few days. People traveling to China from certain countries, including the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy and Poland, will now require a negative coronavirus test within 48 hours of travel, instead of the previous five days.

New COVID Testing Rules for Passengers Traveling to China

Starting on Friday, passengers coming into China directly from the US and Canada will be required to take both a nucleic acid and IgM antibody test. Those who receive a negative result will then be able to apply for a health status declaration or a green health QR code at the Chinese embassy in their country of origin.

For those coming into China from the US or Canada and transiting through a third country, however, the rules are even more complex. These passengers must take the tests in their home country AND the country of transit and apply for health codes and declarations in both the country of origin and the transit country. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has advised those coming from other countries against transiting through the US, where they say airports are not equipped to do the required testing.

The Chinese embassy in the UK has also issued a notice that from Saturday, a similar system to the one about to be launched in the US will be put in place. All passengers will be required to take both a nucleic and IgM antibody test within 48 hours of boarding and apply to the consulates general in Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast for health codes and declarations. Similar notices have been posted on the websites of Chinese embassies in France, Italy and some other European countries, according to Shine.

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11 Comments

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Guest17903108
comment|79006|1989234

At the moment, it is almost impossible to come to China. It is impossible to test again during the 1-3 hour layover

Nov 25, 2020 03:14 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78871|1662630

Nonetheless, the authentic of a test report from certain countries is questionable. A friend of mine said test result from certain countries are fake. Whether it is genuine or not, steps should be taken to ban those irresponsible from entering china in the future if found guilty.

Nov 15, 2020 11:46 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78734|1662630

Those who have purchased ticket by transiting in another country will be affected by this rule. For the time being, test is still unavailable in the country of transit.

Nov 07, 2020 07:30 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78726|1662630

Every individual has a health code which is downloadable in his or her mobile phone device. China has been successful in containing this pandemic with this health code and other various measures.

Nov 06, 2020 08:33 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78706|1662630

14 days Quarantine is still required in most countries. Recently, Hong Kong and Singapore signed an agreement whereby quarantine may not be required for Singaporean visiting Hong Kong.

Nov 05, 2020 07:35 Report Abuse

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Guest18150180
comment|78704|2016686

So you have to have negative results from Europe.. plus you have to quarantine in China? Both?

Nov 05, 2020 06:56 Report Abuse

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andybrocks2012
comment|78715|99083

yep

Nov 05, 2020 09:41 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78724|1662630

Exactly.

Nov 06, 2020 08:29 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78696|1662630

The drastic increasing number of cases in UK and some EU countries is quite alarming and lock down was announced few days ago.

Nov 04, 2020 08:16 Report Abuse

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andybrocks2012
comment|78703|99083

agree

Nov 04, 2020 10:49 Report Abuse

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kenneth_taytc
comment|78694|1662630

This measure is wise and necessary to prevent the further spread of this pandemic view of that many countries around the world are experiencing 2nd and possible 3rd wave.

Nov 04, 2020 08:12 Report Abuse