Last updated on 22 JULY 2022, 1230hrs (GMT+8)


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 Entry Requirements to China

Malaysia Airlines Implements ‘Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme’ for Passengers Travelling via Flight MH376 from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Guangzhou (CAN)


As part of our efforts to protect and ensure passenger safety, prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, and ensure seamless travel experiences for our passengers, Malaysia Airlines will be implementing a dedicated ‘Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme’ applicable to all passengers on flight MH376 departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) effective 1 August 2022.


The Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme is an initiative implemented by the airline as an added layer of precaution in facilitating seamless travel to China and is compulsory for all Malaysia Airlines’ passengers departing to China from Kuala Lumpur.


All passengers travelling via flight MH376 will need to undergo a 5-days/4-nights, Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme’ at the designated hotel accommodation by the airline’s service provider and COVID-19 tests as regulated by the Chinese Embassy in the host country and Malaysia Airlines.


Health Requirements and Passenger Flow


Below are the 6-steps requirement under the Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme, which will take effect as early as five (5) days before the scheduled departure to China.


To ensure smooth processing and communications, the entire process within the Programme will be facilitated by a service provider in close collaboration with the airline.


Below is a sample scenario of a passenger scheduled to depart on 1 August 2022.



Day(s) before scheduled departure

Process / Testing Requirements



5 days before scheduled departure
(Example: 27 July 2022)


  • Passenger is required to take the first RT-PCR test 24 hours before checking-in at the designated Hotel from a testing institution recommended by the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia.

  • Note: If the Departure is on 1 August 2022, the RT-PCR test must be taken on 27 July before 12:00 pm.

  • Please click here for the list of verified testing institutions.




4 days before scheduled departure
(Example: 28 July 2022)


  • Passenger must submit their RT-PCR test results to the airline’s dedicated service provider at point of hotel check in.

  • Hotel check-in (2.30pm to 5.30pm LT)


Positive RT-PCR:
Passenger will not be allowed to check-in hotel.


3 days before scheduled departure
(Example: 29 July 2022)




2 days before scheduled departure
(Example: 30 July 2022)


  • Passenger must undergo the second RT-PCR test at the hotel, taken 48 hours prior to departure, as required by the authorities.


Positive RT-PCR:
Passenger will be requested to check-out from the hotel.


1 day before scheduled departure
(Example: 31 July 2022)


  • Passenger must undergo the third RT-PCR test at the hotel, taken 24 hours prior to departure, as required by the authorities.

  • The RT-PCR results will be submitted by the passenger as part of the requirements in obtaining the Health Declaration Certificate (HDC) from the Chinese Embassy prior to travel.


Positive RT-PCR:
Passenger will be requested to check-out from the hotel.


The day of departure
(Example: 1 August 2022)


  • Passenger is required to take a RT-Antigen test 12 hours before departure.

  • Passenger is recommended to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) prior to Hotel check-out and transfer to airport.

  • Passenger will check-out of the Hotel/Accommodation.

  • Passenger will be transferred from the Hotel to KLIA for check-in and other requirements prior to boarding.

  • Health Code Checking will be conducted by the airline personnel to ensure the necessary approval has been obtained for passenger travel.


Negative RT-Antigen:
Proceed for check-in process


Important: Passengers who are detected positive for COVID-19 within the Programme duration will not be allowed to continue their travel.


Packages Offered


The Programme package starts from MYR 1,700 for 5-days, 4-night stay per passenger. The price is inclusive of but not limited to:

  • Hotel accommodation

  • Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • COVID-19 test(s)

  • Transfer services from hotel to KLIA

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) set


Dedicated Check-In Counters


Passengers travelling on flight MH376 will be escorted by the service provider and to proceed to the dedicated check-in counters located at Level 5, Departure Hall, KLIA.


Additional Information


  • For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Pre-Departure Health Screening Programme, please refer here.

  • All passengers can refer here for reference of travelling requirement to China.

  • For information regarding flight tickets, please refer to the source of booking.

  • For more information on the Programme, passengers are advised to contact the appointed service provider by Malaysia Airlines:


    Operating Hours:

    08:30-17:30, Monday – Sunday


    [email protected]


    +6011 6115 6771 / +6018 9748 442
    Kindly state passenger’s name, flight date, passport number


    Mike Chong +6016 397 9935


Please note that travel restrictions and advisories may change at short notice, and that you continue to be solely responsible for complying with all laws and/or travel requirements of jurisdictions to be flown from, into or over. Malaysia Airlines (MH) makes no representation or warranty (either express or implied) on the completeness or accuracy of the information contained herein, and shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, or any damages that may result from your access to, use of, and reliance on such information.



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