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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020-11-06

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 Vietnam to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with "HS" mark or a certificated health declaration form before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follows:

I. Test Requirements

Passengers going to China visa 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 and then apply at the Chinese embassy/consulates for a green health code with "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 IgM anti-body tests in Vietnam 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 code with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

Given that most of transit areas of international airports do NOT provide Covid-19 test service, we kindly advise you taking direct flights to China. If you must transit in Vietnam, make sure you have Vietnamese visa beforehand and follow test&quarantine requirements of Vietnamese government after entering Vietnam, then follow requirements stated above before boarding flights to China.

Both tests need to be taken within 2 days in Vietnam before boarding, the starting time of health declaration form is from when the sample is collected. Eg: if sample is collected on 1st, Dec, boarding time should be no later than 24h of 3th, Dec and vice versa.

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 to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding.

III. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Status 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 and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese embassy/consulates mailbox (Subject: HS+name+date of boarding). 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 airline flying directly to China before boarding.

Chinese Embassy : consulate_vnm@mfa.gov.cn

Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh city : chinaconsul_hcm_vn@mfa.gov.cn

Consulate-General in Da Nang: chinaconsul_danang@mfa.gov.cn

IV. Reminder

Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health code with "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.

Seamen who are to fly from Vietnam to China are also required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with "HS" mark or a certificated health declaration form before boarding the flight.

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