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Notice on the Adjustment of Requirements for China-bound Travelers
2023-05-04 21:06

China-bound travelers will be allowed to use COVID-19 antigen test (using self-testing antigen kit included) instead of nucleic acid tests from April 29, 2023 (local time). Airlines will no longer check the test results before boarding. To facilitate traveling, the Chinese Embassy in Lesotho has updated Guide on Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures for China-bound Travelers. Please read the following information carefully and strictly abide by it. 

Guide on Epidemic Prevention and Control Measures

for China-bound Travelers.

I. Pre-boarding Nucleic Acid Test

All China-bound travelers will need to take nucleic acid test for COVID-19 or use self-testing antigen kit within 48 hours before boarding, and can only travel to China when test result is negative or after it turns from positive to negative.

ll. Health Declaration to China Customs

All China-bound travelers are required to declare negative test result to China Customs by filling in the Health Declaration Form on the WeChat mini-program of China Customs (scan the QR code below), or at https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn/htdeclweb/home/pages/index/index.html, or via the China Customs APP.

lll. Airlines will no longer check the results of antigen test or nucleic acid test before boarding.

IV. Self-protection during the flight

All China-bound travelers should strictly abide by the epidemic prevention requirements of the airlines throughout the flight and take good personal protection to reduce the risk of infection.

V. Inspection upon Entry

Travelers need to finish customs procedures with Customs Health Declaration Code. China Customs will conduct sampling check according to a certain percentage of passengers. Those having anomalies in their health declaration or having symptoms such as fever are required to take a further test. 

VI. After-entry Epidemic Prevention and Control

After entry into China, travelers will have to strictly abide by the epidemic prevention and control requirements of the place where they stay.           


            The Embassy of the People's Republic of China

              in the Kingdom of Lesotho

              4 May 2023

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