Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates Of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020/10/30

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from 20:00 on November 8, 2020(Zurich Time), all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from Switzerland 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 any qualified medical institution and then apply at the Chinese embassy/consulate in Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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 and IgM anti-body tests results, 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.

III.Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Status Declaration Code

Foreign passengers apply for Health Declaration Code, please refer to the "Notice on Online Application of Health Declaration Code for Foreign Passengers Bound for China" published on the website on November 9, 2020.

IV.Reminder:

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.

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