Travellers to China who previously tested positive for Covid-19, or have antibodies not deemed to be from vaccinations, must show two negative RT-PCR test results taken more than 24 hours apart, as well as a lung CT or X-ray report taken before the second test. Photo: Bloomberg
Travellers to China who previously tested positive for Covid-19, or have antibodies not deemed to be from vaccinations, must show two negative RT-PCR test results taken more than 24 hours apart, as well as a lung CT or X-ray report taken before the second test. Photo: Bloomberg

Explainer |
Pandemic travel: tests for Covid-19, which ones China recognises, and are anal swabs necessary?

  • Potential travellers to the mainland must apply for a health code but the requirements depend on where you’re coming from
  • After arriving in China, expect multiple swabs for RT-PCR tests at the airport, during quarantine and in any additional health monitoring period

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Travellers to China who previously tested positive for Covid-19, or have antibodies not deemed to be from vaccinations, must show two negative RT-PCR test results taken more than 24 hours apart, as well as a lung CT or X-ray report taken before the second test. Photo: Bloomberg
Travellers to China who previously tested positive for Covid-19, or have antibodies not deemed to be from vaccinations, must show two negative RT-PCR test results taken more than 24 hours apart, as well as a lung CT or X-ray report taken before the second test. Photo: Bloomberg
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