COVID-19 Test Now Required for Flights Between the U.S. and China
Effective September 15, all passengers flying from the U.S. to China are required to take a COVID PCR (nucleic acid) test with negative results issued within three days prior to departure to China.
Chinese passport holders must upload their negative test results to the WeChat health app no later than 24 hours prior to departure to receive a green QR code prior to boarding.
Foreign passengers should complete a Health Declaration Form and email the form, along with their negative test results and scanned copy of their passport information page, to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in the U.S. no later than 24 hours prior to departure. Customers can visit the Embassy of China website for further details on the Health Declaration Form.
Test Results Certification Process:
Chinese Passport Holders:
Chinese Passport Holders can certify their test results via WeChat.
- Scan below QR Code to access WeChat Mini-Program called Epidemic Health Code(防疫健康码国际版).
- Select option B-1 under “申报入口B.”
- Follow prompts to enter required personal information and upload photo of test results.
- Once results are certified, passengers will receive a green HS QR code upon selecting B-2 under 申报入口B in the Mini-Program.
Foreign Passport Holders:
Foreign Passport Holders should submit their results to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General in the U.S. for certification.
- Email images of valid passport info page, completed and signed health declaration form, and negative test results to Chinese Embassy/Consulates no later than 24 hours prior to departure.
- The Health declaration form is certified once it is emailed back to the passenger with lower portion filled out by Chinese Embassy/Consulate with stamped seal.
Chinese Embassy and Consulate Information in the U.S.
Customers should send documents to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate responsible for state in which testing was completed.
Chinese Embassy in D.C. – firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 495-2216 Alabama, Arkansas, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming
Chinese Consulate in New York – email@example.com, (212) 695-3125 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Chinese Consulate in Chicago – firstname.lastname@example.org, (312) 780-0170 Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Chinese Consulate in S.F. – email@example.com, (415) 216-8525 Alaska, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles – 12308LA@gmail.com, (213) 807-8052 Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Pacific Islands
Other Forms and Requirements Upon Arrival into China
Passengers will still need to fill out an arrival Health Declaration form. Passengers can obtain this form either on WeChat through the “China Customs” Mini Program using the below QR code or from the onboard crew during flight and completed before landing. They can also visit health.customsapp.com.
Once landing in China, all travelers to China will: (1) be subject to health screening; (2) be required to take a COVID Nucleic Acid test; and (3) undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine at their own expense.