The Chinese government announced that it will ease its COVID-19 testing requirements for all air travelers.

Key Points:

  • Beginning April 29, air travelers can show proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours before departure instead of a negative PCR test to enter the country.
  • Currently, air travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
  • Air travelers will still be required to complete the health declaration form upon arrival.

Additional Information: More information regarding China’s COVID-19 entry requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Individuals are reminded that COVID-19 entry requirements for China can change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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