According to the joint announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (see attachment 1), passengers who are to fly to China are required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding. Chinese embassies will carefully evaluate the COVID-19 nucleic acid testing capabilities of host countries and issue specific implementation measures when conditions are met.
Currently, the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands has not implemented the above-mentioned measures. Passengers who are to fly direct from the Netherlands to China or via third countries which have not implemented the measures, are not required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding. However, passengers who are to fly from the Netherlands to China via third countries which have already implemented the measures (please click the link to view the list of relevant countrieshttps://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html), are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within five days before boarding at acknowledged institutions by the Chinese Embassy (see attachment 2) and then submit the certificates to the Embassy to apply for relevant boarding permits. For foreign passengers, only those who can present Health Declaration Forms issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate (see attachment 3) are allowed on board.
Foreign passengers who need Health Declaration Forms are required to send a scanned copy of (1) the information page of the passport, (2) COVID-19 negative certificate and (3) Health Declaration Form signed by the applicant to email@example.com.After approval, the Chinese Embassy will send the Health Declaration Form back to the applicant through email. The applicant should print out the form and take it to the airport. Please pay attention to the validity period of the Health Declaration Form and cooperate with the airline for checks.
Attachment 1: the Joint Announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Requiring China-bound Passengers to Obtain COVID-19 Negative Certificates Before Boarding
Attachment 2: List of Acknowleged Institutions by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands for Nucleic Acid Tests for COVID-19
Attachment 3: Health Declaration Form
Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands
28 July 2020
List of Acknowledged Institutions by the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands for Nucleic Acid Tests for COVID-19
Please note that the above-mentioned list will be adjusted according to the actual situation. Please follow the website of the Embassy for the latest list. Also the information in the above-mentioned table except the name and website of the institutions is for reference only. Please follow the information published on the official website of each institution.
Health Declaration Form
I (Full name: , Passport number: ) hereby declare that I have had none of the following situations in the 14 days immediately preceding the date on this Health Declaration Form:
1. Being confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 infection by any medical institution;
2. Running a fever at or above 37.3ºC or showing respiratory symptoms;
3. Coming into contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases;
4. Coming into contact with patients with a fever or respiratory symptoms;
5. Staying in a community or hotel reporting confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases;
6. At least two persons in my office or family running a fever or showing respiratory symptoms;
7. Taking medicine for fever or cold;
8. Visiting public spaces like hospitals, theaters, restaurants and leisure facilities or taking part in group activities without taking protective measures like wearing a mask.
I declare the truthfulness and veracity of the statements above and the COVID-19 negative certificate I have provided. If any of the above-mentioned situations happens to me before leaving for China, I shall cancel the trip.
I acknowledge and accept the responsibilities under this Declaration pursuant to the relevant laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China should I conceal any health condition that might cause the spread of quarantinable infectious diseases or give rise to serious risks of such spread.
Signature: Date: ____/____/_____(Day/Month/Year)
To be completed by consular officers of the Chinese Embassy or Consulate:
The Chinese Embassy/Consulate has examined the COVID-19 negative certificate (No. , Issuance date: ____/____/_____) provided by the declarant. Used for the sole purpose of pre-boarding screening by airlines, this health declaration form is valid until ____/____/_____.
Seal: Date: ____/____/_____(Day/Month/Year)