In order to reduce cross-border transmission of COVID-19, starting from 8th November 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from the Netherlands to China will be required to take COVID-19 PCR and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark (for Chinese passengers only) or a green health code with "HDC" mark (for foreign passengers only) before boarding the flight. The specific requirements for foreign passengers are as follows:
1. Test Requirements:
(1) All Passengers must take COVID-19 PCR and IgM anti-body tests within 2 days before boarding. For example, Mr. A will fly from the Netherlands to China on 8th November, then his sampling date should be no earlier than 6th November.
(2) Passengers who are to fly directly from the Netherlands to China must take COVID-19 PCR and IgM anti-body tests at institutions recognized by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands (see attachment) and then apply for a green health code with "HDC" mark.
(3) Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take the first COVID-19 PCR and IgM anti-body tests in the country of departure within 2 days before boarding and then take both tests again in the transit country within 2 days before boarding. Passengers must apply for green health codes with "HDC" mark with certificates of negative results of both tests through the Chinese embassies/consulates in BOTH countries.
2. Foreign Passengers Applying for green health codes with "HDC" mark:
Foreign passengers can apply for the QR code with "HDC" mark by logging on the website of https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ via computer or smart phone. The passengers can fill in their information, declare their health status and upload the test certificates online, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands. Upon approval, they will receive the QR code with "HDC" mark. Foreign passengers must present the electronic or printed code, and follow the procedures for inspection by relevant airlines during boarding.
Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health code with "HDC" mark with the negative PCR and IgM anti-body tests certificates means you do not qualify for boarding the flight to China and will have to change your itinerary.
Attachment: List of Institutions Recognized by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands for COVID-19 Tests