Notice on China-bound foreign passengers

2022-06-30 09:51

The Embassy and Consulate-Generals of China have updated the application procedures of Health Codes. Passengers who travel on and after July 1st, 2022 are kindly required to read and follow instructions below:

1.All passengers should take two nucleic acid testswithin 48 hours before departure, respectively at two different qualified institutions (with different names) certified by Australian government. Those two nucleic acid tests should have a timespan between more than 24 hours. The first nucleic acid test should be taken two daysbefore departure.

2.The second nucleic acid test should be taken on the same day of departure. The test report do not need to be uploaded to the Embassy or Consulate-General but the hard copy of the report will be examined by the airlines.

3.The first nucleic acid test result should be uploaded to the Embassy or Consulate-General, and if meeting the requirements, the Embassy or Consulate-General will issue the Blue Code for the passengers. Please show the Blue Code and the second nucleic acid test report to the airlines during boarding. If you cannot provide the report or the report cannot meet the requirements, you will not be allowed for boarding.

4.The passengers should apply for the Electronic Health Codes by logging on the website of via computer or smart phone. You can fill in the information, declare the health status and upload relevant documents online. The following documents should be uploaded for application:       

(1) Your test result reports (based on the requirements mentioned above);

(2)Flight itinerary;


(4)Chinese visa or resident permit;

(5) If you are vaccinated, please upload your vaccination certificate.

(6) If you have infection history / are a close contact / show suspected symptoms, please upload supplementary documents according to the requirements below:

Passengers with infection history:

(1)Passengers with infection history should provide the relevant Embassy or Consulate-General with two negative nucleic acid test reports(should have a timespan between more than 24 hours) and a self-health monitoring for 14 days and fill in Personal Health Monitoring Form(14 days)(Attachment 1). After confirmation by the Embassy or Consulate-General, please follow this notice to perform corresponding tests before departure.

Close contacts/showing suspected symptoms

Close contacts or passengers showing suspected symptoms are required to take a self-health monitoring for 5 days and fill in Personal Health Monitoring Form(5 days)(Attachment 2). If no suspected symptoms exist, please follow this notice to perform corresponding tests before boarding.

5.Important Reminder

(1)The above relevant requirements apply to both direct-flight and transit passengers..

(2)In order to reduce transmission risk, the passengers living in Sydney and Melbourne where there are direct flights to China should fly from their living cities directly. If the passengers choose to take the direct flight to China starting from the other city not the living city for some essential reasons, all tests should be taken in the city where the direct airline flights to China.

(3)Passengers have the obligation to comply with the relevant Airlines’ COVID-related tests and requirements.

(4)Passengers are reminded to bring the hard copies of all relevant PCR tests for the pre-boarding checkup.