No More PCR tests if you travel to China from…

No More PCR tests if you travel to China from…

Since February 27, Chinese embassies in the following countries have issued announcements stating that starting from March 1, 2023 (local time), people who travel to China are allowed to use antigen tests (including self-testing with test kits) instead of PCR tests:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

At the same time, airlines will no longer check the negative PCR evidence before boarding and the antigenic test results.

Travel guide to China

01 Pre-flight test

All passengers flying to China are required to take nucleic acid test (PCR) or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 within 48 hours before boarding, and can only travel to China when your test result is negative or after it turns from positive to negative.

02 Chinese customs health declaration

Passengers are obliged to report the negative result to the Chinese customs by filling out the health declaration form on: