Effective from the date of publication of this notice, day-7 prior test, Igm antibody test and N-protein test are no longer required for the passengers from the UK to China for the application of Health Declaration Certificate, and X-ray film or CT scan of lung is no longer required for the pre-approval for the passengers with infection record of COVID-19.
Details of the simplified requirements are as follows:
Ⅰ. Passengers from the UK to China need to take two PCR tests for COVID-19 within 48 hours of their departure from the UK; At least one of the tests must be taken within 12 hours of departure from the UK.
For those who depart the UK between 0:00 and 18:00 and can not take a PCR test within 12 hours of departure, at least one of the two PCR tests needs to be taken within 24 hours of departure from the UK, and an additional lateral flow test within 12 hours of departure from the UK is required.
Ⅱ. All the tests must be taken in one of the approved clinics, whose list can be found at the end of this notice.
Passengers can take all the tests in one clinic, or take separate tests in different clinics.
For those whose test results are all negative, please click here to apply for the Health Declaration Certificate green code.
Ⅲ. The documents needed for the application of the Health Declaration Certificate are: all the test reports, a photocopy of passport bio data page and visa page, as well as an itinerary.
If the test reports come from more than one clinic, the provider of the second PCR test should be quoted in the application as “test provider”.
Ⅳ. The Chinese Embassy in the UK, the Chinese Consulates-General in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Belfast will process all the applications in a timely manner. Nevertheless, passengers are advised to submit their applications at least 3 hours before departure to avoid failure in acquiring the Health Declaration Certificate green code in time.
Ⅴ. Passengers with infection records of Covid-19 need to apply for pre-approval at least 6 weeks before their scheduled departure from the UK. Please send two PCR test reports with negative results to the Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General nearest to you via the email addresses listed below:
Chinese Embassy in UK: email@example.com
Chinese Consulate-General in Manchester: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Consulate-General in Edinburgh: email@example.com
Chinese Consulate-General in Belfast: firstname.lastname@example.org