Foreign Ministry, Civil Aviation Administration and General Administration of Customs: Passengers taking inbound flights to China from overseas must have a nucleic acid test within five days before flights

To ensure the health and safety of international travel and reduce the risk of cross-border transmission of COVID-19, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have jointly issued a notice requiring passengers on flights to China to apply for a novel Coronavirus nucleic acid test negative certificate.


The Announcement is as follows:

Announcement from Civil Aviation Administration, General Administration of Customs and Foreign Ministry

Concerning Passengers Taking Inbound Flights to China shall Board with Negative Nucleic Acid Test Certificates

1. Chinese and foreign passengers taking inbound flights to China shall complete the nucleic acid test within 5 days before boarding. The test should be conducted in institutions designated or approved by Chinese embassies abroad.

2. Chinese passengers shall take photos of and upload negative nucleic acid test certificates through the international health code mini-program.

3. Foreign passengers shall apply to the Chinese embassy or consulate for statements of their health status with their negative nucleic acid test certificates.

4. The airline is responsible for checking the health code status and health statement prior to boarding. Passengers who do not meet the relevant requirements cannot board the plane. All airlines shall strictly carry out inspection procedures.

5. Passengers who provide false certificates and information shall bear corresponding legal liabilities.

6. The Chinese Embassy will seriously evaluate the nucleic acid testing capability of the host country and issue specific measures for implementation when conditions permit.

Notice is hereby given.

Civil Aviation Administration

General Administration of Customs

Foreign Ministry

Jul.20, 2020