Notice on Covid-19 Prevention and Control Requirements for China-bound Travelers
In accordance with the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic and to facilitate people-to-people exchanges, starting from 15 March 2023 (Greek time), Antigen Rapid Test (ART, including ART home testing kit) result will be accepted for air passengers flying directly from Greece to China instead of PCR test.The Chinese Embassy in Greece has updated its Guide on Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures for China-bound Travelers. In order to avoid any travel delays and disruptions, we recommend that all travelers read and follow the instructions on the guidance carefully.
Guide on Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures for China-bound Travelers
1. Pre-departure test
COVID-19 PCR test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) are required within 48 hours before boarding China-bound flights. Passengers are required to travel to China with a negative test result. If you received a positive test result, you should only travel to China when you tested negative against COVID-19.
2. Health declaration to China Customs
You are required to declare your negative test result to China Customs by filling the Health Declaration Form on the WeChat mini-program of China Customs (scan the QR code below), or at https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn, or via the China Customs APP.
3. Airline companies will no longer check the negative PCR or ART test results.
4. Self-protection on the Aircraft
You are cordially recommended to wear a mask throughout the flight and take good personal protection to reduce the risk of infection.
5. Inspection upon Entry
You can go through customs with your health declaration result, and China Customs may conduct random sampling inspections according to a certain proportion.
If there are abnormalities in your health declaration or you are showing symptoms such as fever, you are required to take a test by China Customs. Those whose results are positive will need to self-quarantine or seek medical treatment as notified by the authority. Those whose results are negative will go through routine inspection by China Customs in accordance with the Frontier Health and Quarantine Law and other laws and regulations.
6. After-entry Epidemic Prevention and Control
After entry into China, you will have to strictly abide by the epidemic prevention and control requirements where you stay.