Shanxi unveils new exit, entry health card



An employee of Taiyuan Wusu International Airport in Taiyuan carries out health declaration verifications of inbound passengers. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

Taiyuan Customs, the provincial customs department of North China's Shanxi province, launched the eighth edition of the Exit/Entry Health Declaration Card on July 19 at the Taiyuan Wusu International Airport in the provincial capital city of Taiyuan.

The launch of the new card is aimed at more accurately preventing and controlling the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new version of the health declaration form for the card adds such questions as "Have you ever had the COVID-19 pandemic?" and "If yes, have you had a positive nucleic acid test result after being cured?"

With the new version of the health declaration card, regular passengers need not go through the rapid epidemiological investigation procedure when entering China, while those with symptoms and abnormal quarantine results must undergo an epidemiological investigation.

It is expected that this will improve the efficiency of passenger clearances and help to obtain more key information about the infectious disease surveillance of passengers. Once imported COVID-19 cases are identified, scientific and effective measures can be quickly undertaken to control the cross-border spread of the pandemic.