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China to remove COVID-19 test requirements for int'l arrivals

Xinhua | August 31, 2023


Passengers go through border control at the international terminal of Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, July 26, 2023. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

China's customs authorities on Tuesday announced the removal of COVID-19 nucleic acid or antigen test requirements for all inbound international travelers.

Starting from Aug. 30, travelers to China will no longer need to report the results of their nucleic acid or antigen tests taken within 48 hours when making health declaration to China's customs, according to a statement from the General Administration of Customs.