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Notice of Requirements on Nucleic Acid Tests for China-Bound Passengers Transferring via Relevant Countries

The Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan is making preparations for the implementation of the Joint Announcement made by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on 20 July requiring China-bound passengers to obtain COVID-19 Negative certificates before boarding. The detailed information will be made available in due time through the official website and the Wechat account of the Embassy. In the meantime, China-bound passengers are not required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding if they are transferring via countries in which the Joint Announcement has not been officially implemented. If the airline requires COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding, it is suggested to confirm with the airline directly and follow relevant policies.

China-bound Passengers traveling from Afghanistan are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 in Afghanistan and obtain valid green health codes with an "HS" mark or Health Declaration Forms before boarding if they are transferring via countries (Click here for the list: https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html) in which the Joint Announcement has been officially implemented. Airlines will check the health codes or Health Declaration Forms before passengers boarding the connecting flights to China. The health codes or Health Declaration Forms have to be obtained before travel and remain within their validity period during transfer. Passengers failed to do so may be denied boarding and get stranded. The following procedures are for your reference:

1. Nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 have to be taken in qualified local institutions in Afghanistan 3 days before boarding the connecting flights. The qualified local institutions in Afghanistan include:

1) CITY MEDICAL COMPLEX (CMC), Kart-e-Parwan Square, PD4,Kabul, TEL: +93780606060/+93786686864.

2) HUMAN MEDICAL LABORATORY, Central Electronics Market, Main Kolola Poshta Road,Between Street 3 and 4,Kabul, TEL:+93777771955/+93777771956.

2. Passengers who need the Health Declaration Forms are required to bring their passports to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 and their COVID-19 negative certificates should include their name and passport number.

3. Foreign passengers are required to send scanned copies of the photo page of their valid passports, COVID-19 negative certificates and the Health Declaration Forms (see attachment) with passengers' signatures to the following designated email address. Passengers' name, passport number, flight number and itinerary have to be stated clearly in the e-mail as well. After approval, the Chinese Embassy will send back a scanned copy of Health Declaration Form with a stamp to the passengers by email. All passengers are required to board with printed Health Declaration Forms within the validity period and cooperate with airlines for further checking.

4. Email of the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan: consulard@163.com

5. Telephone Number: 020-2105147

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