China to remove PCR test requirement for travellers

Travellers entering China from Saturday 29 April will no longer have to present a negative PCR test in a new relaxation of Beijing’s «zero COVID» policy.

Instead, they will be able to present a negative result from an antigen test conducted 48 hours before boarding.

In addition, airlines will no longer check test results before departure. In March, some Asian embassies in many countries had already announced the withdrawal of the PCR requirement for travel to China, although it remained in place for passengers from some nations.

Mainland Chinese authorities lifted COVID-19 facemask mandates in public transport, workplaces and schools as of 13 April. However, facemasks remain mandatory in healthcare settings, including hospitals and nursing homes.

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