The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China announced at a recent regular press conference that China will further optimize the regulation of remote COVID-19 testing for international travelers.
From 29 April 2023, instead of nucleic acid testing, all incoming passengers can take a self-administered COVID-19 rapid test (antigen test) within 48 hours before boarding. Airlines will no longer check the pre-boarding test certificate.
Following this announcement, embassies and consulates in a number of countries issued their latest policies on traveling to China. According to the new policy, after receiving the negative result of the antigen test, passengers must complete a short health declaration on the website https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn. The declaration can also be made through the official WeChat program. During this declaration, they will be required to confirm their negative antigen test result.
Once in China, passengers are generally not required to undergo any further tests.
With the recent progress of the Chinese government’s measures to facilitate the international travel and the resumption of international flights, we are seeing an increase in the workload of Chinese embassies and consulates and recommend that you plan your visa process for your trip to China well in advance.
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