Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Test Results
2020/11/10
 

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from 7th November, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from Nigeria to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with "HDC" mark before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follows:

Ⅰ. Test Requirements

Passengers going to China via direct flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding. They must take the tests at a medical institution designated or recognized by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate and then apply at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark with certificates of negative results of both tests and itinerary of air travel.

Passengers from Nigeria going to China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Nigeria within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country and then take both tests again in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in BOTH countries for green health codes with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark with certificates of negative results of both tests and itinerary of air travel.

Ⅱ. Chinese Passengers Applying for Green Health Code with the "HS" Mark

Chinese passengers must upload to the WeChat Health Code app photocopies of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. Then they will get the green health code with the "HS"mark. Passengers must present the green code within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding. For more details, please check https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/hs.html.

Ⅲ. Foreign Passengers Applying for a Green Health Declaration Code with the "HDC" Mark

Foreign passengers must get their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, together with required documents including passport information page, Chinese visa and residential permit and travel itinerary, to "COVID-19 Prevention Health Code International Version" (https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/), and apply through the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. The Chinese Embassy or Consulate will examine and verify the above documents, and then issue the Green Health Declaration Code with the "HDC" Mark to passengers. Passengers must present the Green Health Declaration Code with the "HDC" Mark within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding.

Ⅳ. Reminder

Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health codes with the "HS" mark or the Green Health Declaration Code with the "HDC" Mark with both negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body test results means you are not qualified for boarding the flight to China and will have to change your itinerary.

If you go to China via connecting flights, please check the transit country's entry regulations and its nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests requirements beforehand. Failure to enter the transit country or meet the requirements regarding the tests, the green health code with the "HS" mark or the green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark could result in being stranded and heightened infection risks.

 

Attachment: 1.Health Code(Green)

                     2.Health Declaration(Green)

                     3.Designated Testing Institutions in Nigeria