The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has published a list of designated first points of entry into China for international flights bound for Beijing.
CAAC joined China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Health Commission, General Administration of Customs and National Immigration Administration to issue a notice on diverting international flights bound for Beijing.
Effective from 00:00am, Beijing time, on March 23, all international passenger flights bound for Beijing will be diverted to the designated first points of entry. Airlines should develop their flight schedules based on this arrangement and publish them on their official websites, and should provide effective notifications to passengers, according to the statement.
Passengers will be tested for COVID-19 at the first points of entry, before a decision is made regarding whether they can then continue to Beijing.
The designated first points of entry are Dalian, Shanghai, Shijiazhuang, Hohhot, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Jinan, Taiyuan and Nanjing.