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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020/11/08

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of passengers, starting from 0:00 on November 7, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follows:

I. Test Requirements

1. Passengers bound for China via direct flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests at a testing institution in Sweden within 48 hours before boarding. Upon receiving the certificates of negative results of both tests, they need to submit them to the Chinese Embassy in Sweden or the Chinese Consulate General in Gothenburg (based on the consular district of the testing place) and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark.

2. Passengers bound for China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Sweden within 48 hours before boarding, and then take both tests a second time in their last transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China. Passengers must apply from the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in BOTH countries (Sweden and the last transit country) for green health codes with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark with their certificates of negative results of both tests.

3. For passengers transiting in Sweden before flying to China, please note that currently tests are not available in Arlanda Airport. Passengers are recommended to be cautious when choosing to transit in Sweden. If there is a need to do so, please check in advance about the Swedish entry restrictions for foreigners, apply for a Swedish Schengen visa if necessary, take the nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests a second time after entering Sweden, and present the certificates of negative results to the Chinese Embassy in Sweden to apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark. If the requirement for boarding is not met, there will be a high risk of getting stranded at the airport or even being sent back to the point of departure.

II. Chinese Passengers Applying for Green Health Code with the "HS" Mark

Chinese passengers must upload to the WeChat Health Code app the pictures of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, which will be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy in Sweden or the Chinese Consulate General in Gothenburg. Then they will receive 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 green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark

Foreign passengers can apply for green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark by logging on the website of http://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ via computer or smart phone. Passengers should fill in the information, declare the health status and upload the testing certificates online, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy. Upon approval, they will receive a green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark.

IV. Reminders

Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health code with the "HS" mark or green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark 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.

For the convenience of getting tested, Chinese Consulate General in Gothenburg recommends the following two institutes to passengers bound for China:

iDr Medical

Website:https://idr-medical.se/kontakt/#kontakt

Email:info@idr-medical.se

Phone:010-1734444

Hedda Care

Website:www.heddacare.se

Email:covid19@heddacare.se

Phone:08- 425 031 00

Passengers can also choose the other institutes recommended by Public Health Agency of Sweden (https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/utokad-testning-for-covid-19/test-for-covid-19/testning-for-reseintyg/). Please inquire the testing institutions about the testing methods, report content, average time to deliver results and test prices.

If you choose to go to China via connecting flights, you need to test twice. As tests are not available in the transit zones of major airports in transit countries, please be cautious when choosing to fly to China via connecting flights. Passengers are advised to consult the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the transit country about the latest policies on nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and entry requirements, and apply for a visa if necessary, to avoid getting stranded in the transit countries due to denial of entry or failure to get valid health code or health declaration form.

The Chinese Consulate General in Gothenburg once again recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travels considering the infection risks and travel costs of international travels. Please minimize visits to public spaces and facilities after testing, and take good personal protection to avoid infection.

V. Contact information

Chinese Embassy in Sweden

Email: testreportswe@gmail.com

Telephone: +46-760174441(13:30-17:30 on working days)

Chinese Consulate General in Gothenburg

Email: testreportgdb@gmail.com

Telephone:+46-31-842445(14:30-16:30 on working days)

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