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:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
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:
- Chinese Customs WeChat Mini-Program (scan QR code below) or
- Chinese Customs APP or
- Website: https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn