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An Important Reminder of Requiring China-bound Passengers to Obtain COVID-19 Negative Certificates before Boarding
2020/07/29

I. Foreign passengers who are to take a direct flight from Canada to China, or to transit in those countries that have not yet required COVID-19 negative certificates before fly directly to China, do not need to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 before boarding for the time being.

II. Some countries(Please click HERE) have implemented the requirements of obtaining COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding the flights to China.  Therefore, foreign passengers who are to transit in the above-mentioned countries and then fly directly to China, need to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 at institutions or hospitals designated or recognized by Chinese Embassy or consulates in Canada in order to obtain a certified Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy or consulates in Canada.  Airlines will check the forms before the passengers board the connecting flights to China.  It is important that the passengers ultimately bound for China who are to transit via the above-mentioned countries should make sure that their Health Declaration Forms are valid and certified before boarding the flights direct to China, otherwise, airlines should not allow them on board.  

1. Testing time and institutions

All passengers who are to transit in the above-mentioned countries and then fly directly to China, need to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within three days before boarding the flights direct to China.  Tests could be taken at institutions designated or recognized by Chinese Embassy or consulates in Canada(See Attachment 1)

2. Application procedures for Health Declaration Form

A foreign passenger should send a scanned photocopy of the passport data page, COVID-19 negative certificate and signed Health Declaration Form(See Attachment 2) to the designated email address of the corresponding Embassy or Consulate(See details in Attachment 3)for assessment.  The relevant Embassy or Consulates will send the certified form back to the passenger via email.  The passenger should bring a hard copy of the certified form to the airport.

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