Covid Test for China

If you are travelling from the UK to China, it is important to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, providing quick results so that you can travel to China with confidence.

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As of June 2021, all direct flights from the UK to mainland China remain suspended. This measure will be subject to a future review but no date has been given.

China is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from China, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

Covid-19 antigen tests are currently not accepted for those travelling to China from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our nucleic acid PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 48 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to China.

China Travel Advice

Which Covid test do I need to travel to China?

The Chinese government requires travellers to undertake a double-negative Covid test. Travellers from the UK to China will need to take both a PCR test and an IgM antibody test 48 hours before their flight.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to China?

If travelling to China, the price of a Covid test is £149. This covers both the PCR test and a doctor-signed fit to fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by China?

Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both China’s airlines and the Chinese government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet China’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 tests are negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a fit to fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 48 hour testing requirement.

How long before my flight to China should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to China are required to take a negative PCR test and IgM antibody test 48 hours before their flight.

Do I need to show my documents to the airline before boarding?

Yes, airlines require travellers to China to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR test and a negative IgM antibody test. You will also require a valid visa and a certified Health Declaration Form to travel to China. 

If my child is under 5 do they need a Covid test to travel to China?

No, children under the age of 5 do not need to take a Covid-19 test in order to travel from the UK to China.

Will I still need to quarantine on arrival in China if I have tested negative for Covid-19?

Yes. A negative PCR and IgM antibody test are required for boarding. Some cities and provinces still require travellers to undergo 14 days of isolation upon arrival.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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