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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020/11/02

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19 and protect the health and safety of passengers, starting from November 6th, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flights. The specific requirements are as follows:

I. Test Requirements

Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in The Bahamas 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 flight to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in BOTH countries for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

Please note that collection of samples has to be within 48 hours before boarding time.

The first tests should be taken in The Bahamas. Passengers may take tests at the following agencies:

Doctor's Hospital (for nucleic acid test only) https://www.doctorshosp.com/ , Tel: +1 242 3024759

Bonaventure Medical Laboratory (for both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests) http://bonaventurelab.com/ , Tel: +1 242 328 3518

Please check the website of Chinese Embassy or Consulate Generals in the transit country for information on local testing agencies.

II. Chinese Passengers Applying for Green Health Code with the "HS" Mark

Chinese passengers who depart from The Bahamas must upload to the WeChat Health Code app the pictures of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, which will be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy in The Bahamas. Then they will receive the green health code with the "HS" mark. Passengers must present the green code within its validity period to the airlines before boarding from The Bahamas.

Passengers must take both tests again in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the flight to China, and upload to the WeChat Health Code app the pictures of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, which will be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in the transit country. Then they will receive the green health code with the "HS" mark. Passengers must present the green code within its validity period to the airlines before boarding the direct flights to China.

Please visit https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/hs.html for Q & A.

III. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Declaration Form

Foreign passengers must email the scanned copies of their negative results of the nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests along with their passport information page and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese Embassy/Consulates (email address of Chinese Embassy in The Bahamas: consulate_bhs@mfa.gov.cn, shinebahamas@gmail.com. Please visit the website of the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in the transit country for their email addresses), which will examine and verify the above information and email the certified health declaration form back to the passenger. Passengers are advised to print the form out and present it within its validity period to the airlines before boarding from The Bahamas and boarding the direct flights to China.

IV. Reminder

Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health 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.

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.

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