Customs Health Declaration Applet Updated

In order to facilitate health declaration of inbound/outbound passengers, China Customs updated its “passenger fingertip service” applet, which is based on mobile WeChat APP, on February 1. The updates are: inbound/outbound passengers no longer need to choose a particular port of entry/exit for health declaration in advance; passengers now can declare their health information on this applet within 24 hours before their entry/exit at any port in China. 

On January 31, the international version of this applet was released for the convenience of English users. 

Passengers scanning the health declaration bar codes for customs inspection.

In accordance with GACC Announcement No. 16 of 2020 (on Re-Adopting the Health Declaration Form for Inbound and Outbound Travelers), the applet was officially launched online at 23:50 on January 25, and the electronic data is legally equivalent to paper-based data. 

Since January 27, Guangdong Sub-Administration of the GACC has been supervising the anti-epidemic efforts at all customs sites in Guangdong Province and collecting comments and input from applet users. Based on the feedback, the Sub-Administration enabled further technical improvement in the applet.

The QR code of the international version of the passenger fingertip service applet (for Health Declaration)

According to users, this applet is simple to use and takes less than 2 minutes to finish the declaration, which makes it more efficient compared to paper-based declaration.

Customs reminder: after declaring their health information on the WeChat applet, passengers only need to show the bar code to customs officers and have their temperature taken during entry/exit.  

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