Promulgation Date: 2020-1-25 Title: Announcement on Newly Restarting the System of Health Declaration Cards Completed by Those Crossing the Borders Document Number: Expiration date: Promulgating Entities: Customs General Administration Source of text: http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/2480148/2852137/index.html
Based on the reports of the National Health Commission, as of midnight on January 24, 2020, there were 1,287 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia reported nationally in 29 provinces (regions, municipalities), of which 41 were fatalities. Thailand and 7 other nations, Chinese Hong Kong, Chinese Macao, and Chinese Taiwan have also successively reported confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia, and the epidemic is becoming more serious every day.
In order to further complete efforts to prevent and control the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic at ports of entry and to prevent the spread of the epidemic at ports of entry, and on the basis of the “P.R.C. Border Health and Quarantine Law", it's detailed implementation rules, and other relevant laws and regulations, the General Administration of Customs has researched and decided to newly restart the system of having persons crossing the borders make health declarations by completing "P.R.C. Entry/Exit Health Declaration Cards" Persons crossing the borders must make a health declaration to the customs departments for health and quarantine, and cooperate with temperature testing, medical inspections, medical screening, and other health and quarantine work.
This announcement is to take effect from its date of issue.
Notice is hereby given.
Customs General Administration
January 25, 2020