Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020/10/31

Recently, the COVID-19 epidemic has spread in many countries. In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, ensure the safety of passengers, starting from 7,11,2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from Iceland to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follow:

I. Test Requirements

Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests 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 a certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

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 period 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 test results along with their passport information page and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese embassy/consulates mailbox. The Chinese embassy/consulates will then examine and verify the above information and email the stamped certified health declaration form back to the passengers. 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 airlines flying directly to China before boarding.

IV. Reminder

Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green heath code with the "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. Please visit the website of the Chinese embassy/consulate of the transit country for more information.

The Chinese Embassy in Iceland attaches great importance to safeguarding the rights and interests of passengers flying to China. We will review your negative certificates of nucleic acid test and IgM anti-body test as soon as possible, and issue a green health code or health status statement in time. We will provide you with good service within our capacity for a smooth trip to China.

Chinese Embassy in Iceland

October 30,2020