With effective 30 August 2023, China-bound travellers are no longer required to undergo Covid-19 PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before entering China. It is no longer required to declare the test result in the Health Declaration Form.
It will remain a requirement to complete the “Exit/Entry Health Declaration Form” before travelling to China from overseas, and present the QR code generated to your airline and/or at the airport upon arrival.
This remains the case for returning citizens, long-term residents and short-term visitors.
The form will be simplified to remove the question about your pre-departure COVID-19 test result.
The form can be obtained at htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn, or completed via the China Customs Apple app, or from the WeChat app ‘Customs Passenger Fingertip Service’.