Negative COVID Test before flying to China – Countries list

If you are the passenger who travels from the other countries to China, you must have COVID negative test for the nucleic acid before boarding. This measure made by the Chinese Government is an attempt to reduce the risk of imported COVID-19 cases in the country. The following is the Chinese Government announcement.

To ensure the health and safety of international travel and reduce the risk of cross-border spread of the epidemic, in accordance with the relevant joint announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration (CAAG) of China, the General Administration of Customs of China, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China issued on 20 July 2020 and the relevant notices by the Chinese embassies or consulates in specific countries, China-bound passengers from the following countries, including those ultimately bound for China who transfers via the following countries, are required to obtain COVID-19 negative Test before boarding.

China Negative COVID Test

 

The above-mentioned passengers are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within three days before boarding. The tests should be taken at institutions that are located at the place of departure and designated or recognized by relevant Chinese embassies or consulates. Passengers should apply for green health codes with an “HS” mark or Health Declaration Forms by presenting COVID-19 negative certificates. Airlines are responsible for checking the health codes or Health Declaration Forms of the passengers before they board the plane. For specific requirements, please refer to notices by the Chinese embassies or consulates in relevant countries.

Specific announcements of negative COVID Test before flying to China

The announcement of Negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests before boarding by passengers taking flights bound for China.

  • Chinese and foreign passengers on China-bound flights shall complete COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 5 days before boarding. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates.
  • Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat.
  • Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19.
  • Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. All airlines shall strictly follow the checking procedures.
  • Passengers who provide false documents and information shall undertake corresponding legal liabilities.
    Chinese Embassies will carefully evaluate the nucleic acid testing capabilities of the countries of their residence and issue specific implementation measures as appropriate.

List of Countries need negative COVID Test – Real-Time Update

The list of countries where China-bound passengers are required to obtain COVID-19 negative Tests before boarding will be adjusted as necessary. Please pay close attention to any adjustments.

  • No.
  • Country
  • Date of Entry into Force YYYY.MM.DD (Local Time)
  • Note
  • 1
  • Russia
  • Already in Effect
  • 2
  • Egypt
  • Already in Effect
  • 3
  • Pakistan
  • Already in Effect
  • 4
  • Bangladesh
  • Already in Effect
  • 5
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Already in Effect
  • 6
  • Chad
  • Already in Effect
  • 7
  • Iran
  • Already in Effect
  • 8
  • Luxembourg
  • Already in Effect
  • 9
  • Thailand
  • Already in Effect
  • 10
  • North Macedonia
  • Already in Effect
  • 11
  • Kenya
  • Already in Effect
  • 12
  • Turkey
  • Already in Effect
  • 13
  • Malta
  • Already in Effect
  • 14
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Already in Effect
  • 15
  • Cameroon
  • Already in Effect
  • 16
  • Uganda
  • Already in Effect
  • 17
  • Guinea
  • Already in Effect
  • 18
  • Zimbabwe
  • Already in Effect
  • 19
  • Sri Lanka
  • Already in Effect
  • 20
  • Philippines
  • Already in Effect
  • 21
  • Gambia
  • Already in Effect
  • 22
  • Cambodia
  • Already in Effect
  • 23
  • Rwanda
  • Already in Effect
  • 24
  • Malaysia
  • Already in Effect
  • 25
  • Mauritania
  • Already in Effect
  • 26
  • Niger
  • Already in Effect
  • 27
  • Comoros
  • Already in Effect
  • 28
  • Maldives
  • Already in Effect
  • 29
  • United Kingdom
  • Already in Effect
  • 30
  • Ethiopia
  • Already in Effect
  • 31
  • Belgium
  • Already in Effect
  • 32
  • Congo
  • Already in Effect
  • 33
  • ROK (Republic of Korea)
  • Already in Effect
  • 34
  • Serbia
  • Already in Effect
  • 35
  • Senegal
  • Already in Effect
  • 36
  • Cyprus
  • Already in Effect
  • 37
  • Tunisia
  • Already in Effect
  • 38
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • Already in Effect
  • 39
  • Nepal
  • Already in Effect
  • 40
  • Bulgaria
  • Already in Effect
  • 41
  • Benin
  • Already in Effect
  • 42
  • Indonesia
  • Already in Effect
  • 43
  • Ireland
  • Already in Effect
  • 44
  • Belarus
  • Already in Effect
  • 45
  • Singapore
  • Already in Effect
  • 46
  • Italy
  • Already in Effect
  • 47
  • Qatar
  • Already in Effect
  • 48
  • Germany
  • Already in Effect
  • 49
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Already in Effect
  • 50
  • Czechia
  • Already in Effect
  • 51
  • Greece
  • Already in Effect
  • 52
  • Andorra
  • Already in Effect
  • 53
  • Bahrain
  • Already in Effect
  • 54
  • Iceland
  • Already in Effect
  • 55
  • Botswana
  • Already in Effect
  • 56
  • Burundi
  • Already in Effect
  • 57
  • Denmark
  • Already in Effect
  • 58
  • Kuwait
  • Already in Effect
  • 59
  • Liechtenstein
  • Already in Effect
  • 60
  • Moldova
  • Already in Effect
  • 61
  • South Africa
  • Already in Effect
  • 62
  • Nigeria
  • Already in Effect
  • 63
  • Portugal
  • Already in Effect
  • 64
  • Switzerland
  • Already in Effect
  • 65
  • Sierra Leone
  • Already in Effect
  • 66
  • Seychelles
  • Already in Effect
  • 67
  • Swaziland
  • Already in Effect
  • 68
  • Somalia
  • Already in Effect
  • 69
  • Brunei
  • Already in Effect
  • 70
  • Spain
  • Already in Effect
  • 71
  • Viet Nam
  • Already in Effect
  • 72
  • Austria
  • Already in Effect
  • 73
  • Gabon
  • Already in Effect
  • 74
  • Mexico
  • Already in Effect
  • 75
  • New Zealand
  • Already in Effect
  • 76
  • Angola
  • Already in Effect
  • 77
  • France
  • Already in Effect
  • 78
  • Tanzania
  • Already in Effect
  • 79
  • Slovakia
  • 2020.09.05
  • 80
  • Eritrea
  • 2020.09.06
  • 81
  • Iraq
  • 2020.09.06
  • 82
  • Israel
  • 2020.09.06
  • 83
  • Albania
  • 2020.09.07
  • 84
  • Argentina
  • 2020.09.07
  • 85
  • Brazil
  • 2020.09.07
  • 86
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • 2020.09.07
  • 87
  • Timor-Leste
  • 2020.09.07
  • 88
  • Finland
  • 2020.09.07
  • 89
  • Kazakhstan
  • 2020.09.07
  • 90
  • Netherlands
  • 2020.09.07
  • 91
  • Guinea Bissau
  • 2020.09.07
  • 92
  • Croatia
  • 2020.09.07
  • 93
  • Latvia
  • 2020.09.07
  • 94
  • Peru
  • 2020.09.07
  • 95
  • Mozambique
  • 2020.09.07
  • 96
  • Sweden
  • 2020.09.07
  • 97
  • Hungary
  • 2020.09.07
  • 98
  • Chile
  • 2020.09.07
  • 99
  • Afghanistan
  • 2020.09.08
  • 100
  • Poland
  • 2020.09.08
  • 101
  • DR Congo
  • 2020.09.08
  • 102
  • Barbados
  • 2020.09.09
  • 103
  • Burkina Faso
  • 2020.09.09
  • 104
  • Canada
  • 2020.09.09
  • 105
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 2020.09.09
  • 106
  • Oman
  • 2020.09.10
  • 107
  • Estonia
  • 2020.09.10
  • 108
  • Palestine
  • 2020.09.10
  • 109
  • Panama
  • 2020.09.10
  • 110
  • Togo
  • 2020.09.10
  • 111
  • Ecuador
  • 2020.09.10
  • 112
  • Costa Rica
  • 2020.09.10
  • 113
  • Ghana
  • 2020.09.10
  • 114
  • Lebanon
  • 2020.09.10
  • 115
  • Malawi
  • 2020.09.10
  • 116
  • Mali
  • 2020.09.10
  • 117
  • Slovenia
  • 2020.09.10
  • 118
  • Uzbekistan
  • 2020.09.10
  • 119
  • Australia
  • 2020.09.11
  • 120
  • Norway
  • 2020.09.12
  • 121
  • Zambia
  • 2020.09.12

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