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  • The government of China updated its health declaration card requirements so that travelers will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival at the airport


The government of China updated its COVID-19 health declaration card on August 31, 2022. As a result, travelers will no longer be required to report COVID-19 test results, previous COVID-19 history, and vaccination information when entering China. Instead, travelers will be tested immediately before boarding a flight to China. The traveler will also receive a health inspection clearing and undergo centralized quarantine and health monitoring upon arrival in China.

The government also introduced a mobile version of the health declaration card. All travelers will still be required to adhere to internal COVID-19 safety measures.

What are the Changes?

The government of China updated its COVID-19 entry requirements on August 31, 2022. Travelers will no longer be required to undergo COVID-19 testing before arriving at the airport for a flight and will be tested before boarding. According to the government announcement, these measures are intended to bring convenience to international visitors and increase the efficiency of customs welcoming international travelers. All travelers should continue to ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization, where applicable, before arrival.

Looking Ahead

The government of China continues to advise travelers to check related details to ensure they adhere to the latest COVID-19 entrance policies. Continue to check the government of China’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Sources: The State Council, The People’s Republic of China

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