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At the Dubai International Airport.

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UAE flights to China: New Covid rules starting January 8

As China reopened its borders to international travelers on Sunday (January 8), airline passengers from the UAE will have to present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours before their flight.

The updated rules were announced by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai.

“Those with negative test results shall make a health declaration to the China Customs before travelling to China without the need to apply for an HS/HDC QR Code from the Embassy or Consulate General of China in the UAE. Passengers with positive test results shall wait until the result is negative,” according to the consulate.

China has also cancelled quarantine procedures for those with a negative PCR test, however, they need to fill out a health declaration form at the Chinese airport upon arrival.

Under the new guidelines, China-bound passengers must submit their PCR test result through the WeChat mini-programme Customs Pocket Declaration. Travelers must also wear facemasks during travel. ICA/Expat Media


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