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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
2020/11/03

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from November 8th 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from Albania to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests and then apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follows:

 

I. Test Requirements

Passengers departing from Albania for China via connecting flights from transit countries must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in both Albania and the transit country.

 

1. Passengers must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in testing labs recognized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Albania within 48 hours before boarding their flights to the transit country and apply at the Chinese Embassy for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

 

2. Passengers must take both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests again in transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China and apply at the Chinese embassies/consulates in the transit country for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.

 

3. The validity for both nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests is 48 hours since an earlier date of sample collection, e.g. sample collected on November 8th, the test result will be valid through November 10th (included).

 

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

Chinese passengers must upload to the WeChat Health Code applet the photos of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests certificates, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy. Then they will get the green health codes with the "HS" marksChinese passengers must present the green codes within its validity period to the related airlines or airport authorities before boarding.

 

III. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Declaration Form

Foreign passengers must email the scanned copies of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests certificates along with their passport information page, flight details or itinerary and the signed health declaration form to the Email-box of Chinese Embassy in Albania: consulate_alb@mfa.gov.cn. The Chinese Embassy will then examine and verify the above-mentioned documents and email the stamped and certified health declaration form back to the passengers who are advised to print the form out and bring it during the tripForeign passengers must present the form within its validity period to the related airlines or airport authorities before boarding.

 

IV. Reminder

1. 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 the 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.

 

2. If you must go to China via connecting flights, please check the following information beforehand: (1) the starting time of the requirement for certificates of negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests of the Chinese embassies/consulates in transit countries; (2) the testing labs designated or recognized by the Chinese embassies/consulates in transit countries; (3) the requirements of the airlines operating direct flights to China; (4) the entry regulations in transit countries; (5) other requirements regarding negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in transit countries. If the transit airport is not equipped with rapid test service, please apply for visa to enter the transit country to take tests.

 

3. Please carefully choose your transit flight route to China. 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.

 

4. Passengers must truthfully declare their personal information and provide true and valid nucleic acid tests and IgM anti-body tests certificates. Passengers being discovered to intentionally conceal their health conditions or forge test reports will be held accountable according to the laws.

 

5. Please keep close attention to the official websites of Chinese embassies/consulates for updated information.

 

V. Testing Labs Recognized by Chinese Embassy in Albania

 

1. American Hospital

Website: https://al.spitaliamerikan.com/en

Tel:+355-682001904  +355(0)42225640

Notes: American Hospital has testing labs in major cities in Albania, for details please click:

https://www.facebook.com/2007108912847267/posts/3505452779679532/?extid=BnC1ZrFJ2ePF4LMS&d=n

 

2. Intermedica

Add: Rruga "Jordan Misja", Tirana

Website: https://www.intermedica.al

Tel:+355(0)42200600

 

For urgent cases regarding the tests, Please find the contacts below:

Email: consulate_alb@mfa.gov.cn 

Tel: 00355-4-2232385   00355-692088899

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