main content
Friendly Reminder to Passenger Traveling to China on the Latest Epidemic Controlling Policy and Travel Restrictions

Dear passengers:

To ensure a smooth travel, please check carefully before you travel and confirm in advance whether you meet all the entry, exit and epidemic prevention regulations of the flight origin, stopover, transit or destination country. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in New Zealand (Cook Islands, Niue) and the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Auckland require you to apply for a health code. During the nucleic acid test, before the flight, on the way to the airport and on the flight, please take personal protection, and cooperate with our staff to do temperature measurement, health code, Declaration of Commitment inspection, etc. If your destination is a city other than international entry city in China, please check the quarantine requirements in international entry city in advance to determine the departure time of the domestic flight. Please prepare the relevant application materials and submit the application as soon as possible in accordance with the requirements of the Embassy or Consulate of PRC. To avoid missing the flight, it is strongly recommended to apply for the health code before arriving at the airport. 

Please be sure to check the travel details before purchasing your ticket. The official website of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand:

According to the latest news from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in New Zealand (Cook Islands, Niue):

1.Starting from 23 May 2022, IgM antibody serology test (including IgM Nucleocapsid test) is no longer required as part of the pre-departure COVID-19 tests. All passengers flying to China are required to administer two PCR tests and one supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), regardless of vaccination status or types of vaccines have administered. The requirements for children under the age of 5 years old are remain unchanged.

Two separate COVID-19 PCR tests are required within two days prior to board the China-bound flight. The two COVID-19 PCR tests must be conducted by different testing facilities. If the two tests have been conducted by the same testing facility, the two tests must be administered with a sampling interval of over 24 hours, and the sampling for the second test must be administered after 3pm on the day before boarding your scheduled flight to China. 

Children under the age of 5 years old (on the day of departure) are required to apply for the health code by providing one negative PCR test report which the sampling has been taken after 3pm on the day before boarding flights to China, and a RAT test after 9am on the same day of boarding, along with other required documents, provided that an accompanying legal guardian has received a valid health code for the China-bound flight from New Zealand. 

Please pay attention to and check NOTICE OF ADJUSTMENT ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TESTS FOR PASSENGERS BOARDING CHINA-BOUND FLIGHTS by the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand: or and stay tuned for subsequent updates.

2. Passengers who take a flight from New Zealand to China must submit a pre-departure test report Please provide two negative PCR test results and one negative supervise Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result, vaccination certificate (People who have not been vaccinated are not required to provide such a certificate), proof of residence, visa (New Zealand visa or other residence certificate), travel itinerary and other documents apply for a health code or health declaration, according to the regulations of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand.

For specific requirements, please pay attention to and check the Q&As on Applying for Health Code or Health Declaration Form (May 2022) by the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand: and stay tuned for subsequent updates.

3. Passengers must choose a non-stop flight from New Zealand to China, instead of travelling to China via a third country. The Chinese diplomatic and consular missions in New Zealand will not issue health code to anyone who flying to China from New Zealand via a third country, nor people flying to China via New Zealand whose ordinary country of residence have direct flights to China (as there is no testing facility available at the Auckland International Airport). 

People travelled to New Zealand from a third country (excluding people travelling directly to New Zealand from China) as short term visitors must be stay in New Zealand for at least 28 days continuously before travelling to China from New Zealand.

As the entry and exit policies of various countries may change at any time, please pay attention to the latest requirements issued by local governments, airports, embassies and other departments in a timely manner, and follow the latest prevention and control requirements issued by relevant departments. Prepare relevant documents in advance and arrange travel reasonably so as not to delay your trip.

Thank you for your understanding and support!


China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd.