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Notice for Passengers Traveling from Nigeria to China(Updated on December 29, 2022)
2022-12-30 23:58

Starting from January 8, 2023, COVID-19 will be managed as a Class B infectious disease in China, and border control measures will be adjusted accordingly.

1. Passengers arriving in China’s mainland before 00:00(UTC/GMT+08:00) January 8, 2023 should continue to apply for the Health Declaration Form. Please refer to:

Requirements for the Health Declaration Form Application for Foreign Passengers to China (http://ng.china-embassy.gov.cn/eng/zngx/cne/202211/t20221119_10977986.htm)

2. Passengers arriving in China’s mainland after 00:00(UTC/GMT+08:00) January 8, 2023 will no longer be required to obtain the Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria or the Consulate-General of China in Lagos before departure.

However, passengers are required to take one nucleic acid test within 48 hours before the direct flight to China departs from the transit country and can only take the flight when the test result is negative. Those who test positive need to postpone their travel until they have a negative test result.

Passengers need to declare the negative test result by filling the Customs Health Declaration Form either on Wechat mini-program of China Customs (scan the QR code below),or via the China Customs APP , or at https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn/htdeclweb/home/pages/healthDeclare/declare.html.

3.In order to prevent you and other passengers from getting infected, please wear masks during travel, keep social distance in public placesand cooperate with airline crew members to ensure a safe and healthy cabin environment.

4. Entry Inspection

 Nucleic acid tests will no longer be conducted on inbound travelers upon arrival. Those with no issues to report in their health declaration who have been given regular customs inspection and quarantine clearance can enter China without being subject to quarantine. Those with issues to report in their health declaration or symptoms such as fever shall receive antigen tests at the customs. For travelers who test positive, those determined to be asymptomatic or mild cases without serious underlying health conditions may self-quarantine or exercise self-care at home or place of residence. Other types of cases are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Those who test negative shall go through regular customs inspection and quarantine clearance in accordance with the Frontier Health and Quarantine Law and other established laws and regulations of China.

In case you have questions or require further clarification, please feel free to contact the Chinese Embassy in Abuja by calling +234-8065842688 or the Chinese Consulate-General in Lagos by calling +234-9162791792.

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