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1.HDC Code Application Guide for Travel to China

2022-03-25 00:00

(Updated March 25, 2022)

All passengers traveling from Portugal to China, before boarding the flight, must request the Health Declaration Code (HDC Code).

I. Flight requirements

1. Currently, the direct flight between China and Portugal is suspended. All passengers residing in Portugal can travel to China via a third country (only one stopover). When resuming the direct flight from Portugal to China, the Embassy will not issue HDC Codes for passengers traveling from Portugal to China via a third country.

2. To avoid embarrassment during your trip due to flight cancellations, passengers from a third country are advised not to transit through Portugal.

II. testing requirements

1. Persons who have completed activated vaccines (14 days after having received the full number of doses of vaccines from Sinopharm, Sinovac and etc) must undergo a respective nucleic acid test (RT-PCR) in two different laboratories within 48 hours of departure, with at least one of the two nucleic acid tests (RT-PCR) performed within 24 hours of departure.

2. Persons who have completed activated vaccines (14 days after receiving the full number of doses of Pfizer, Modena, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, etc.) should have an Anti-Nucleocapsid IgM antibody test and an antibody test. Anti-Nucleocapside IgG within 48 hours of shipment and a nucleic acid test (RT-PCR) within 24 hours of shipment.

3.Unvaccinated persons must have an Anti-Sars-Cov-2 IgM antibody test and an Anti-Sars-Cov-2 IgG antibody test within 48 hours of shipment and a nucleic acid test (RT-PCR) at 24 hours before departure.

4.All passengers traveling to China are required to perform an antigen test in a laboratory within 12 hours of departure. Antigen test results do not need to be submitted to request HDC code, simply present to the Airline prior to boarding.

Note: Test collection time is retrospective in terms of boarding time, for example: if boarding time is 12:50pm to March 26th, then 48 hour deadline means after 12:50pm to March 24th , the 24-hour deadline means after 12:50 to 25 March and the 12-hour deadline means after 00:50 to 26 March.

III. List of recognized laboratories

1Joaquim Chaves Laboratories (Only nucleic acid test results (RT-PCR) are recognized)

2Cintramédica Laboratories

3 Avelab Labs

4Laboratories of Labocentro

5Redelab Labs (Only IgM and IgG test results are recognized)

Note: The time for issuing test reports in the above mentioned laboratories will be adjusted according to the number of markings. Please check the reporting time with the labs when making your appointment.

IV.Requirements for test reports

1.The nucleic acid test (RT-PCR) report must clearly state that the sample is nasopharyngeal exudate and the method is RT-PCR.

2.The antibody test report must clearly state that the sample method is venous blood and that the test method is chemiluminescence. Other methods are not recognized.

3. The test report must contain the date and time of collection, the name and age of the person tested, the name of the laboratory, the test item, the sample method, the test method, and the physician's signature.

V. Passengers who have been infected by COVID-19

Passengers who have been diagnosed or have positive results of nucleic acid test (RT-PCR), IgM or IgG antibody test (except those with positive antibody due to activated vaccine), after being recovered, must send the following documents to china213932 @gmail.com :

- an X-ray or lung CT accompanied by a report issued by a qualified hospital or laboratory in Portugal within 7 days.

- two negative nucleic acid tests (RT-PCR) within 3 days. The two tests must be performed 24 hours apart in two different laboratories recognized by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal.

Note: If an applicant has a diagnostic report or positive result on September 1st, both the X-ray/TAC and the two nucleic acid tests (RT-PCR) must be performed after September 1st. If the applicant sends an email on September 10th, the X-ray/TAC must be performed between September 3rd and 10th and the two nucleic acid tests (RT-PCR) must be performed between September 7th and 10th.

After receiving a response from the Embassy by email, it is mandatory to quarantine for at least 14 days and complete the Personal Health Monitoring Form (see Annex). Applicants with suspected symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea, malaise or respiratory distress during quarantine should contact us immediately and carry out the requested tests. If no anomalies occur during quarantine, they must email the Personal Health Monitoring Form after the 14-day quarantine and perform the requested tests before shipment.

SAW. HDC request mode

1.Passengers must access the website http://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/, fill in the information online, declare their health status and submit the required documents. The application will be verified by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal and the HDC Code will be issued in QR code format on the same website. Passengers must present the HDC Code before boarding.

2. Documents required to request the HDC Code

- Test reports (antigen test report is not required)

- Passport

- Valid residence permit (for work reasons, personal reasons and family reunion) or valid visa for China issued after March 26, 2020

-Airfare

- Vaccination certificate (for fully vaccinated passengers)

-Personal Health Monitoring Form (for passengers who have been infected by COVID-19)

Note: All passengers are requested to submit the documents in the link as soon as they receive the test report (they must submit it at least 3 hours before boarding). The Chinese Embassy in Portugal will do its best to speed up the verification process, including on weekends and holidays. We thank all passengers for their understanding; however, we ask that you do not contact us or send emails with questions regarding the verification process in order to avoid any delay in our work.

This notice enters into force on the date of its publication. Until March 31 will be the transition period, during which you can apply for a health code according to the original requirements. In case of discrepancy with the above, this notice prevails.

The link of the official notification:

http://pt.china-embassy.gov.cn/pot/sgdt/202203/t20220326_10655927.htm
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2.Notice on the adjustment of flight requirements for passengers travelling to China on Beijing Capital Airlines flights from Lisbon to Xi’an

Dear Passengers,


Because of the epidemic situation and in order to ensure the health and safety of international travel, all passengers who take the Beijing Capital Airlines flight from LISBON to XI’AN must hold the IgM and PCR negative certificates, and an IGG negative certificate before they can take the flight. Specific requirements are as follows:


1. PASSENGERS DEPARTING FROM PORTUGAL TO CHINA
a. Passengers departing from Portugal to China need to be tested in the list of institutions specified by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal. The passengers need to choose one institution from the list to perform PCR nucleic acid testing, IgM testing, and IgG testing. If all the tests results are negative and other documents required by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal are valid, the Chinese Embassy in Portugal will give to the passenger a Green Health Code that confirmed the passenger can take the flight to China;
b. When the IgG result test is positive, a vaccination certificate must be provided. If the vaccination certificate cannot be provided, a CT or X-ray test must be performed. After that, the passenger can apply to the Chinese Embassy in Portugal to receive the Green Health Code.
c. The sampling time for the above testing must be within 48 hours before the departure of the Lisbon-Xi'an flight. For the list of testing agencies specified by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal, please refer to the announcement on the official website of the Chinese Embassy in Portugal.

2. PASSENGERS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES TRANSITING IN LISBON TO TAKE THE LIS-XIY FLIGHT TO CHINA
a. According to the epidemic situation of the third transit country, transit passengers from the following countries and regions will not be accepted for the time being: South Africa, Brazil, India, Nepal, the United Kingdom, Angola, Mozambique, Italy, Spain (for a specific period of time). The list of these countries will be adjusted according to the country’s epidemic situation and import risk assessment;
b. After the transit passengers obtain the green QR code from the Chinese embassy in the country of origin, they need to contact Beijing Capital Airlines Lisbon office or Beijing Capital Airlines Call Center to inform itinerary information: including Passenger's name, contact information, name of origin, departure date of origin, departure date of Lisbon, Lisbon-Xi'an ticket number. Please send the above information to the mailbox of the Beijing Capital Airlines Lisbon office: shdflsbcz@hnair.com; bcalisbon@hnair.com or call the Call Center telephone phone number 008610 95375 to inform the above information;
c. After arriving in Lisbon, transit passengers need to select two different testing institutions from the list of testing institutions specified by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal to conduct PCR nucleic acid testing, IgM testing and IgG testing respectively (the three tests shall be performed twice). When the IgG test is positive, lung CT or X-ray test must be performed at a local qualified hospital. If the result of this CT or X-Ray is normal, and if all the others results and requirements are approved by the Chinese Embassy, the passenger will receive the green health code issued by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal and the passenger can take the Lisbon-Xi’an flight. The sampling time for the above testing must be within 48 hours before the departure of the Lisbon-Xi'an flight. For the list of testing agencies specified by the Chinese Embassy in Portugal, please refer to the announcement on the official website of the Chinese Embassy in Portugal.
d. Transit passengers need to fill in the "Transit Passenger Declaration" (please see the attached document) . The "Transit Passenger Declaration" is used as one of the application materials and uploaded when applying for the green health code to the Chinese Embassy in Portugal for verification by the embassy.
e. In accordance with the contact information provided by the passengers, the Lisbon office of the Lisbon-Xi’an flight will send to the passenger a guideline on epidemic prevention advice for transit passengers during their stay in Portugal, and passengers should implement relevant epidemic prevention measures in accordance with the specific suggestions on the guideline.


This policy takes effect from July 25, 2021.


Thanks for your support and understanding.


Beijing Capital Airlines


August 03,2021


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