China to Replace PCR Test with Self-testing Antigen for Inbound Travelers

Time:2023-05-11 From:trave China guide

According to the latest news from Chinese foreign ministry, since April 29, the nucleic acid test requirement for China inbound travelers is removed and only a self-testing antigen test result within 48 hours is enough before boarding your flight. The airlines will not check the results before boarding, either. And travelers just need to declare the negative test result to China Customs.

Self-testing Antigen Test Results Are Required since Apr. 29

Since January 8, China has downgraded the management of COVID-19 and a lot of new measures have been announced, including canceling the quarantine requirements for inbound travelers, and all types of visas resumed to be issued. However, since then, the negative nucleic acid test results within 48 hours and travelers need to present the negative results to the staff of airlines before boarding their international flight. 

But now, China has declared to remove the entry requirements for nucleic acid tests. Instead, a self-testing antigen negative result is the only proof to offer for travelers who depart to China. Pay attention that the antigen test should be performed within 48 hours prior to boarding and only travelers with the negative antigen result can travel to China. Also, the result is no longer needed to present to airlines. Travelers just need to declare the negative test result to customs when entering China. 

How to Declare Your Antigen Test to China Customs?

Generally, there are two ways to declare your negative test result. 

1. One is filling out a Health Declaration Form at the official web page ( 

2. The other is to scan the following QR code to fill the same form on the Wechat mini-program of China Customs or China Customs APP. 




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