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

2020-10-30

    In order to reduce cross-border transmission of COVID-19, starting from November 7th, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers taking China-bound flights from North Macedonia are required to take BOTH nucleic acid tests and IgM anti-body tests at qualified institutes (see attachment) in order to obtain Health Codes with "HS" logo or certified Health Declaration Forms with negative results for BOTH tests before boarding. The specific requirements are as follows:

1. General Regulation:

    All Chinese and foreign passengers taking China-bound flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in North Macedonia within 48 hours (from the time of sampling) before boarding their flight to the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China) and then take both tests again in there within 48 hours (from the time of sampling) before boarding the direct flight to China. Passengers must apply at BOTH the Chinese Embassy in North Macedonia and the Chinese Embassy or Consulate of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China) for Health Codes with "HS" logo or certified Health Declaration Forms.

2. How to apply:

(1) Chinese citizens apply for Health Code with "HS" logo

    After obtaining the tests results of nucleic acid test and IgM anti-body tests, Chinese citizens shall decalre their personal situation and upload the photos of negative test results (English version) of BOTH nucleic acid test and IgM anti-body tests through the international version of the Health Code mini program on Wechat. After approval by the Chinese Embassy in North Macedonia and the Chinese Embassy or Consulate of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China), the applicant can obtain green Health Codes with "HS" logo. Airlines flying drectly to China shall check the Health Code issued by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China). The passengers must present the Health Code within its validity period and cooperate with the checking of the airline companies before boarding.

(2) Foreign citizens apply for Health Declaration Form

    To obtain the stamped Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy in North Macedonia, foreign citizens shall, take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and send the scanned data page of their valid passport, the certificate photos of negative results (English version) of BOTH tests, and the signed Health Declaration Form to consulate_mkd@mfa.gov.cn , the email address of the Chinese Embassy in North Macedonia. After approval by the Embassy, the verified and stamped Health Declaration Form shall be sent back to the applicant by e-mail in scanned version. The applicant is required to print it out and bring it to the airport.

    To obtain the stamped Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China), please consult the relevant Chinese Embassy or Consulate about their specific requirements in advance. Airlines flying drectly to China shall check the stamped Health Declaration Form issued from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China).

    Please make sure to board within the validity period of the Health Declaration Form and cooperate with the checking of the airline companies before boarding.

III. Reminder

    (1) Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the Health Codes with "HS" logo or a certified Health Decalration Form with negative nucleic and IgM anti-bdy tests results means you do not qualify for boarding the flight to China and will have to change your itinerary.

    (2) Please check the entry regulations and the requirements of nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests of the transit country (country where to take direct flight to China) carefully beforehand. If the transit airport is not able to perform the quick nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests, please prepare the entry visa in advance for taking the tests in the transit country.

    (3) Please choose the transit flight carefully. Failture to enter the transit country or meet the requirements regarding the tests, the Health Code or the Health Declaration Form could result in being stranded and heightened infection risks.

    All passengers must provide their real personal information and authentic test results of nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests. Those who deliberately conceal any health condition and fabricate the test results shall take responsibility pursuant to the relevant laws and regulations of the People's Republic fo China.

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