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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates

2020-11-03 20:52

1. In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from 7 November 2020, passengers from Qatar to China, before boarding the flight, will be required to apply for a certifiedHealth Declaration Formfrom the Chinese Embassy in Qatar upon presentation of nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests (hereinafter referred to as "Tests") results.


2. The Tests must be taken at a registered medical institution in the Qatar (see attachment for the list of the hospitals)within 48 hours (from sample collected time) before boarding. The scanned copies of negative tests results, along with passport information page, itinerary and the signed health declaration form(see attachment), must be sent by email to the Chinese Embassy in Qatar as following email addresses: chineseembassy974@qq.com; consulate_qat@mfa.gov.cn


To speed up the process, please write "HS+Passenger name+Date of Departure" as subject line of your email, e.g. "HS+Muhammed+ Nov 29, 2020".

Kindly notice, medical institutions for IgM anti-body test for COVID-19 to be announced later.


3. These documents will then be examined and verified by the Embassy before a stamped Health Declaration Form is emailed back to the applicant. The Form within its validity period must be printed out and presented to the airline officials before boarding.


4. Passengers take a flight to China via connecting flights must make sure they meet the boarding requirements of the transit airports, which may include but not limited to taking the Tests in the transit countrywithin 48 hours (from sample collected time) before boarding and applying for a stamped Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in the transit country. Passengers are therefore advised to find out about the entry regulations and Tests requirements of the transit country before traveling. Failure to enter the transit country, or to meet the requirements on Tests or Health Declaration Form, could result in heightened infection risk or being stranded.


5. Transit passengers bound for China via Qatar must take the Tests in Qatar and apply for a stamped Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy in Qatar as indicated in paragraphs 1 and 2 before heading on to China.


6. Passengers for China are advised to read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly to avoid denied boarding or change of itinerary due to the failure in providing negative Tests results and obtain a certified Health Declaration Form.


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