After careful examination, on Tuesday (27 December 2022) the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally announced they would lift the covid restrictions in China.
Covid-rules and covid-restrictions became part of everyday life for those individuals who were working in China, and affected the lives of those, who planned to travel and work in China.
A period of three long years of waiting and supporting our experts and teachers are just transformed into a positive and thriving future!
There are several new brief points for consideration.
1. Foreign nationals are welcome to China!
It was reported that the processing of work visas, business visas, student visas, family visiting visas will now be facilitated.
2.There is no need to apply for a Health Declaration Code (HDC)
There is no need to apply for a Health Declaration Code (HDC) from P.R.C. embassies and consulates abroad anymore.
3.It is still necessary to take a nucleic acid test 48 hours test before travel
Those travellers who plan to arrive in China should take a nucleic acid test 48-hours before departure.
Only those travellers who have negative nucleic acid test results are allowed entry to China.
4.A nucleic acid test result should be negative
If a person has a positive nucleic acid test result, they should take necessary medicine and wait till their nucleic acid test becomes negative.
5.Nucleic acid testing will no longer be carried out for all inbound personnel
Nucleic acid testing will no longer be carried out for all inbound personnel, if they have a health declaration without abnormalities.
6.The number of flights will be increased
Limits for international flights will be abolished, route distribution will be optimised.
7.Face masks are still required on board
All airlines shall continue to take precautions on board, and passengers are required to wear masks when flying.
The above interim measures will be implemented from January 8, 2023.
Chinese embassies and consulates abroad will also issue corresponding notices.
China will continue to improve the scientific and accurate level of prevention and control, and create better conditions for safe, healthy, and orderly exchanges between Chinese and foreign personnel. The State Council have formulated interim measures for Chinese and foreign travellers after the implementation of Category B for the new coronavirus infection.