Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements (negative COVID test)

Published on 2020-08-17

In accordance with the announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

In accordance with the announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, passenger who is to fly from the UK to China will be required to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and apply for certified Health Declaration Form starting from 21 August 2020. The following procedures are for your reference: 

1. Starting from 21 August 2020, passenger who is to fly to China from the UK, directly or indirectly, will be required to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within five days before boarding. At this stage, the Chinese Embassy does not designate specific institutions to carry out the test. Passenger can choose any hospital or institution to take the test. 

2. Passenger shall fill in and sign the Health Declaration Form (please see the attachment) and send a scanned copy of the signed Form, together with the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result), and a photocopy of the bio-page of the passport to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates at the following email addresses: 

  • Chinese Embassy: testreportuk@gmail.com 

  • Chinese Consulate General in Manchester: health_man@outlook.com 

  • Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh: lsxz_edi@163.com 

  • Chinese Consulate General in Belfast: chinacnbft@gmail.com

To speed up the process, please use "HS+Passenger name+Date of Departure" as subject line of your email, e.g. "HS+John Smith+Aug 12, 2020". 

3. Certified Health Declaration Form with a validity period of 5 days starting from the date of issue of the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result) shall be issued by the Chinese Embassy or the Consulates and sent back to the passenger by email. 

4. Passenger shall be required to present the print-out certified Health Declaration Form within the validity period during check-in or before boarding the flight and cooperate with airlines staff during the inspection. Please be noted that passenger with expired Health Declaration Form will not be allowed to board the plane and will be required to take nucleic acid tests and apply for the Health Declaration Form again. 

5. Passenger is advised to bring the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result) to the airport in case of the need for further inspection. 

6. Please also be noted that a certified Health Declaration Form is not an alternative to a Chinese visa.

Please click the link below t view full annoucement.

http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk/eng/lsfw/notice/t1806517.htm