I’m in Dali and just heard that Kunming or portions of Kunming have now been classified as high risk with yellow and red health codes. Of course I can’t find anything in English on this. I was wondering if anyone could fill me in.
Napav….I’m just curious….the road block that I ran into seemed to originate with a change in the original program…it kept prompting me for a Chinese ID….though I’m actually happier with this alternative app which seems specifically designed for foreigners, Taiwanese and people from Macau….does the method you are suggesting not come up against this requirement for a Chinese ID?
I would guess not….in a way you are trading one kind of tracking for another. If there were too many gaps in the programs ability to assess whether you’ve been to places considered high risk…the app would seem to be useless. Like yourself, I don’t like WeChat. Nor do I have any presence in Social media anywhere. But what I do like is that if your heading off on a plane or a train you can generate a code that morning and when you get to the airport or train station you don’t have to be stuck in that usual crowd of people scanning the QR code’s.
Actually the solution doesn’t involve WeChat at all. Basically you register with a Central Government app that requires no scanning of QR code’s and abandon the Yunnan Province/WeChat app all together. You generate a Green Health Code just by signing in. I suppose it works by monitoring the location of you and your phone.
HI KC....in case you're interested....it took about 5 emails back and forth but my problem is now completely resolved. These guys at Tech Support are more responsive and helpful than about any other group I've dealt with in China. Their email which is on the website is:
firstname.lastname@example.org (that's an aL by the way)