China's Spring Festival travel season starts today. When the COVID-19 prevention and control policies are constantly being updated, no matter it is a travel rush or not, for those with the need to travel during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday, here come the FAQs:
Can I still travel by plane this year? Do I need to provide a nucleic acid testing result within 7days? What are the regulations for epidemic prevention and control at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport? We have sorted out some of the answers for you~
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. (Photo: Nanfang Daily)
1. Do I need quarantine and nucleic acid test report if I fly from other cities in China to Guangzhou?
For domestic flights, Baiyun Airport will check passengers’ temperature and health code (the Epidemic Prevention Health Information Code on the national government service platform, Yuekang or Suikang Code) at the exit of the flight.
Passengers with normal temperature and health code showing green can pass the check. If the above-mentioned three health codes all turn red, passenger need to present negative nucleic acid test result within 7 days to the staff to pass the check.
2. Do I need quarantine if I fly from Baiyun Airport to other cities in China? Any requirements for the health code?
Passengers entering Baiyun Airport need to have temperature checked and show health code. As long as the temperature is normal and the code shows blue or green, passenger can enter the airport.
As for whether quarantine or nucleic acid test report is required at your destination, please check with the destination community.
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3. What health certificates are required when entering and leaving Baiyun Airport?
Individuals entering Baiyun Airport, whether they are departing from Baiyun Airport or arriving from other cities in China, or to pick up or see off relatives and friends, must present their health codes, and have temperature checked. As long as the temperature is normal and the code shows blue or green, they can pass.
4. Will Baiyun Airport check the nucleic acid test report within 7 days?
According to China Daily, China's top health authority said on Jan 20 that people intending to travel home to rural areas during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday must provide negative novel coronavirus test results taken within seven days of embarkation as part of measures to cope with rising risks of the virus' spread in winter.
Various places will have corresponding policies, and the airport will check nucleic acid test report. As for local regulations, passengers are suggested to check with the community or village committee of your destination in advance.
5. Do inbound arrivals need quarantine?
Currently, Guangdong takes "14+7" policy for inbound arrivals to undergo quarantine. This will mean 14-day quarantine in designated venues + 7-day medical observation in the community.
Expenses for board and lodging during quarantine in designated venues will be paid by the individual. Up to now, Guangzhou has safely transferred about 360,000 people entering Baiyun Airport.
6. Anything else I should pay attention to while traveling via the airport during Spring Festival?
Passengers are advised to cooperate with the epidemic prevention and control measures, wear masks inside the airport, do not gather, and maintain a one-meter distance with others so as to jointly maintain a safe and healthy travel environment.
7. What services does the airport provide to protect passengers’ travel safety?
During the Spring Festival, Baiyun Airport will further strengthen protection for its employees, and ensure ventilation and disinfection of the terminals. Moreover, high technologies have been adopted to facilitate epidemic control.
8. What should I pay attention to if I carry personal epidemic prevention articles?
There are no restrictions on carrying medical masks, N95 masks, goggles, and protective clothing.
Hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, 84 disinfectant, disinfectant effervescent tablets and bleaching powder, are all dangerous goods for air transportation and cannot be carried with you.
Most hand sanitizers contain high-concentration alcohol (60% - 80%), with a volume percentage of more than 70%, which can not be carried.
Hand sanitizers with a alcohol volume percentage of ≤70% cannot be carried with the passenger, however,you can pack them in the baggage to check in.