Notice On Reminding Passengers Transiting to China via Relevant Countries to Complete Nucleic Acid Testing as Required
2020/07/28

    1. The Embassy and the Consulate General of China in Switzerland is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of nucleic acid testing measures in Switzerland in accordance with the requirements of the relevant announcement issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 20. The specific implementation measures will be announced in due course when conditions are met. Please pay attention to the notice on the website and the WeChat official account of the Embassy and the Consulate General. Chinese and foreign passengers who take a direct flight from Switzerland to China, or transit to China through countries that have not yet implemented boarding with a negative certificate of the new coronavirus nucleic acid test, do not need to board the plane with a negative nucleic acid test certificate.

    2. Chinese and foreign passengers who depart from Switzerland and 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), must complete a nucleic acid test in Switzerland in advance, and apply for a green Health Code with the "HS" mark or a Health Declaration Form with a negative nucleic acid test certificate. The airlines check the passengers before boarding. It should be emphasized that passengers who intend to transit to the above-mentioned countries must apply for the above-mentioned Health Code or the Health Declaration Form in advance as required, and ensure that it is valid at the time of transit, otherwise the boarding at the transit point will be blocked, resulting in detention and other consequences.

    (1) Testing time and testing institutions

    Nucleic acid testing should be completed within 5 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.

    (2) 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.

    (3) 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.

    Email address of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland: visastelle@bluewin.ch

    Email address of the Chinese Consulate General in Zurich: zuerich@126.com

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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