|Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results|
In order to contain and reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from November 7, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from the Philippines to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form 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/consulates (Please see http://ph.china-embassy.org/chn/lsfw/t1802803.htm) and then apply at the Chinese embassy/consulates for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form with certificates of negative results of both tests.
Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Philippines 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 certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.
II. Chinese Passengers Applying for Green Health Code with the "HS" Mark
Chinese passengers must upload to the WeChat Health Code app photos of their negative nucleic acid, IgM anti-body tests results and the flight itinerary, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese embassy/consulates. 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. Validity period of health code is calculated based on sampling date (Date collected/Date of collection).
III. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Declaration Form
Foreign passengers must email the scanned copies of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results along with their passport information page, flight itinerary and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese embassy/consulates mailbox.
The Health Declaration Form could be downloaded from the website: http://ph.china-embassy.org/chn/lsfw/t1802803.htm.Email boxes of Chinese Embassy or Consulates (according to the location of the testing institutions):
Chinese Embassy : email@example.com
Consulate-General in Cebu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consulate in Laoag: email@example.com
Consulate-General in Davao: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chinese embassy/consulates will then examine and verify the above information and email the stamped certified health declaration form back to the passenger. Passengers are advised to print the form out and bring the form with them to the airport. They must present the form within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding. Validity period of Certified Health Status Declaration Form is calculated based on sampling date(Date collected/Date of collection).
The Chinese embassy/consulates will examine and reply within the day all the emails sent before 5p.m.everyday (including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).Please arrange the tests and emails accordingly.
A new online application and certification service will be available soon. Please pay attention to further notice.
Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form with negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results means you do not qualify for boarding the flight to China and will have to change your itinerary.
If you must 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 code or certified health declaration form could result in being stranded and heightened infection risks.