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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirement for Certificate of Negative Result of Nucleic Acid Tests for Covid-19 for the Passengers on Flights from Switzerland to China
2020/08/18
 
In accordance with the requirements of the relevant announcement issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on July 20, the relevant measures governing the boarding of Chinese and foreign passengers on Flights from Switzerland to China with a negative certificate of nucleic acid tests for Covid-19 are hereby notified as follows:

1. General requirement

Starting from September 1, 2020, Chinese and foreign passengers travelling to China by flight from Switzerland and transit flights to China via Switzerland must present a negative certificate of nucleic acid tests for Covid-19 to apply for a green health code with the "HS" logo or Health Declaration Form. The airline will check the health code or Health Declaration Form before boarding, and will no longer directly check the original materials of the negative nucleic acid test.

2. Testing time and testing institutions

Nucleic acid testing should be completed within 3 days before the passenger's transfer boarding at the testing institutions recommended by the Embassy and Consulate General of China in Switzerland or regular legal medical institutions or family doctors that provides testing services (see the attachment 1 for the list of testing institutions recommended by the Embassy and Consulate General of China in Switzerland).

Note: As Switzerland adopts the testing mode of "medical institution sampling and laboratory testing", and there is no significant difference in the testing quality between institutions, the list of testing institutions provided by us is only recommended, not mandatory, so that the passengers can have more choice and more convenience. Chinese and foreign passengers can either make an appointment for testing with the institutions on the list, or apply for testing at the nearest legal medical institutions or family doctors that provide testing services.

3. Measures for Chinese citizens to apply for health codes

Chinese citizens shall, within 24 hours of obtaining the certificate of negative nucleic acid test, declare their personal situation and upload the certificate of negative nucleic acid test through the WeChat mini program of the international version of the epidemic prevention health code. After review and approval by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General, the applicant can obtain a green Health Code with the "HS" logo. If necessary, please click on the following link https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/hs.html to view the "FAQs for Chinese Citizens Nucleic Acid Test Certificate Application". Please make sure to transit within the validity period of the Health Code and cooperate with the airlines to check before boarding.

4. Procedures for foreign citizens to apply for the Health Declaration Form

Foreign citizens should send the scanned copy of the valid passport data page, the negative nucleic acid test certificate and the applicant's signed Health Declaration Form (see Attachment 2 for the sample) to the email address of the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General in Switzerland within 24 hours of obtaining the negative nucleic acid test certificate. After review and approval by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General, the scanned copy of the verified and stamped Health Declaration Form shall be sent back to the applicant by e-mail. Applicants are requested to print it out and bring it to the airport. Please make sure to transit within the validity period of the Health Declaration Form and cooperate with the airlines to check before boarding.

The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland:

Email address: visastelle@bluewin.ch

Consular areas (14 Cantons): Bern, Genève, Vaud, Jura, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Solothurn, Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Valais, Ticino, Uri, Obwalden, Nidwalden

The Chinese Consulate General in Zürich:

Email address: zuerich@126.com

Consular areas (12 Cantons): Zürich, Luzern, Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Graubünden, Zug, Glarus, Thurgau, Schwyz, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen

5. Notes

(1) Passengers planning to take flights to China are requested to read this notice carefully. If you are unable to complete the nucleic acid test in time and obtain a negative test certificate, and fail to hold the green health code with the "HS" logo or a valid Health Declaration Form before boarding, it means that you are temporarily not eligible for the flight and need to re-arrange or adjust your journey.

(2) Chinese and foreign passengers who take flights to China on transiting through countries that have implemented boarding with a negative certificate of COVID-19 nucleic acid test (for the list of relevant countries, please click on the link: https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html), will also be checked with a green health code with the "HS" logo or Health Declaration Form when transiting. Please ensure that the health code or Health Declaration Form is valid at the time of transit, otherwise boarding at the transit point will be blocked, resulting in detention and other consequences.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 
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