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Chinese coming from 26 countries must submit health info to fly

By Wang Keju| chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 8, 2020 L M S

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A police officer talks to a passenger at Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on March 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese passengers who are going to fly from 26 countries to China are required to submit their health information prior to boarding the plane, the country's civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday.

According to a notice jointly issued by Civil Aviation Administration of China and General Administration of Customs, starting Wednesday, passengers in 26 countries, including the United States, Italy and Spain who already booked air tickets to China must report their personal information, health status and recent travel history on a daily basis via a WeChat mini-program before boarding.

Passengers who take the flights between Wednesday and April 22 should report the related information every day ahead of their flights. Passenger who plan to fly after April 22 need to report the information daily for two weeks before boarding, it said.

People who do not fill out the information as required will not be allowed to board, and passengers who failed to report it truthfully cannot continue their trip and need to bear corresponding legal responsibilities, it added.

The full list of 26 countries is as follows: Italy, United States, Spain, Germany, Iran, France, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Ireland, the Philippines, Thailand.

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