Chinese version of health certificate for intl travel unveiled

Updated:Mar 12,2021 11:06 AM chinadaily.com.cn


A sample image of a digital health certificate for international travelers on the WeChat mini program. [Photo/Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs]

A Chinese version of the health certificate for international travelers was launched Monday on the WeChat mini program for Chinese citizens, the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

The certificate will be available in two formats, digital and in paper, with the certificate-holder's NAT and IgG antibody test results and vaccination status on record, according to the statement published at the department's official WeChat account.


A sample image of a hard copy of the health certificate for international travelers. [Photo/Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs]
All the information will be encrypted in a QR code that can be verified, decrypted and read by relevant authorities from various countries, the statement said.
With more countries and China achieving mutual recognition of health codes in the near future, the Chinese version of health certificate for outbound travelers will play a more important role in facilitating the healthy, safe and orderly flow of cross-border personnel, it added.