New COVID Testing Rules for Passengers Traveling to China

New COVID Testing Rules for Passengers Traveling to China
Nov 03, 2020 By

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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It's the autumn of 2022. Any updates? What exactly is required now, if I want to come to work to China from Europe?

Sep 14, 2022 15:17 Report Abuse



It's inevitable to test and accept any members or accepting any person to China to avoid spreading of the disease

Jan 12, 2021 02:46 Report Abuse



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



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

Nov 05, 2020 06:56 Report Abuse




Nov 05, 2020 09:41 Report Abuse




Nov 04, 2020 10:49 Report Abuse