In order to reduce the cross-border spread of the epidemic, from November 6, 2020, the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. and its consulates will issue the “HS” logo for Chinese and foreign passengers traveling from the U.S. to China in accordance with the latest policies. The green health code, or the health statement with the seal of the Chinese Embassy in the United States, or the green QR code with the “HDC” logo on the health statement.
The Chinese Embassy wrote to all relevant airlines on this. In order to facilitate passengers to understand the requirements of the embassy on relevant airlines, the relevant content of the letter is now extracted as follows:
1. From November 6, passengers whose final destination is China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan) must provide the Chinese embassy and consulate in the United States with negative nucleic acid tests for the new coronavirus and serum-specific IgM antibodies ( Hereinafter referred to as “serum IgM antibody”) two certificates of negative test.
2. The Chinese Embassy will issue a green health code with the “HS” logo (hereinafter referred to as the “Health Code”, see Annex 1) for eligible passengers of Chinese nationality, and issue a stamp with China to eligible foreign passengers The health statement with the seal of the embassy in the United States (see Annex 2 for the format), or the green QR code for the health statement with the “HDC” logo (see Annex 3 for the format). After the Chinese system is upgraded, the green QR code of the health statement with the “HDC” logo will gradually replace the health statement. Within a certain period of time, the two documents may coexist.
3. When leaving the U.S. to go to China for check-in procedures (including transit), for passengers whose final destination is China, airlines are requested to assist in verifying the health codes presented by Chinese passengers, and for foreign passengers with Chinese embassy codes. The health statement with the seal of the US embassy or consulate, or the QR code of the health statement. emphasized again that the embassy in the United States did not force airlines to check the original reports of passengers related to the tests. Therefore, in principle, when the passengers are tested and when the embassies and consulates in the United States check the nucleic acid and antibody certificates, it has nothing to do with the work that the airline needs to undertake at the check-in site.
4. If the airline operates the US-transit country-China route, it should conduct the first inspection when leaving the United States to confirm that the validity period of the aforementioned health code, declaration and other documents covers the check-in time in the United States, regardless of whether it covers the transit country. Check-in time. When leaving the transit country, if the passenger leaves the plane, please conduct a second inspection in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Chinese embassy in the transit country when the passenger re-boards.