Travellers to China required to present negative result for COVID-19 before departure – Foreign Affairs Ministry

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced that all persons travelling to the Republic of China are to present their ‘negative result’ status for COVID-19 before boarding their flights.

In a statement issued Thursday, September 3, the ministry noted that all passengers on China-bound flights must complete the nucleic acid test within five days in facilities recognised by the Chinese embassies or consulates.

“The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has conveyed information that on 20th July 2020, the government of the People’s Republic of China released a public announcement requiring passengers taking flights bound for China to present their negative result of COVID-19 nucleic acid test before boarding”.

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The statement by the Deputy Director of Public Affairs Unit, Mrs. Eunice Baidoo Amponsah, noted that passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements.

It added that the airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and health declaration letters before boarding.

“Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload the negative results of the COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat”, the statement further instructed.

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry warned that passengers who provide fake documents and information risk being prosecuted.

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