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Notice on Application for Health Code by China-bound Passengers (Updated July 2022)

Starting from July 1, 2022, the Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles will handle and issue health code for China-bound passengers according to the updated requirements on this notice.

1. Passengers traveling to China must take 2 nucleic acid tests, and apply for the health code from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General (based on the consular jurisdiction of the latest nucleic acid test laboratories), travel before it expires and be prepared for checking by the airlines before boarding. 

2. Foreign passengers can apply for health code at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/

3. Nucleic acid samples can be collected and tested at any legal laboratory institutions with CLIA certified in the U.S. The test reports should contain specific information such as passengers name, date of birth, date of sample collection, date of report and contact information of the testing institution. The Consulate will contact the issuing agency to verify the authenticity of all the submitted reports and certificates. If any of them cannot be verified, or contain false information, or are deemed altered or forged, the health code will not be issued and that passenger will be denied boarding.

4. Test requirements before your departure:

Within 48 hours before departure, take twice nucleic acid tests with different test reagents at different laboratories with the sampling interval of over 24 hours.

e.g. If the flight departs on July 10, the first sampling time can be on July 8, and the second time can be on July 9.

5.The Consulate General will handle the health code application from 9am-9pm Pacific Time daily (including weekends and holidays). Please refrain from calling the Consulate for non-emergencies. Applications submitted after 9pm will be processed after 9am of the next morning. To avoid delays in boarding, please submit the application at least 3 hours before the flight departure.

6. The following documents need to be uploaded for health code application:    

(1) Negative nucleic acid testresults.

(2) Flight itinerary.

(3) Passport, Chinese visa or resident permit.

Please ensure the name, date of birth, passport number you submit are accurate and consistent with that on the passport and the test report.

(4) If you have infection history, please upload supplementary documents according to therequirements in section 8 below.

7. Passengers will receive a“green code”when all their test results are verified. Before boarding, passengers will be required to present “green code”.

8.Passengers with infection history:

(1) If you were diagnosed with COVID-19 or tested positive for nucleic acid, you are considered as having an infection history.

(2) You can apply for a health code if you meet the following requirements:

-Take twice nucleic acid tests with a sampling interval of over 24 hours in any laboratory in the U.S. and both tests return negative results.

-Take a self-quarantine for at least 2 weeks and record your daily body temperature and health conditions after the second nucleic acid test. If you develop any symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea during the self-quarantine, take another nucleic acid test. If the result is negative, start a 2 weeks quarantine again. If the result is positive, you will need to wait until you recover and redo the whole process.

- After completing the above procedures, follow this notice to perform tests within 48 hours before boarding. To apply for a health code, two additional nucleic acid test negative reports are required.

9. Close contacts/showing symptoms

(1) Passengers who have had unprotected contact with confirmed, suspected or asymptomatic casesare considered as close contacts. Passengers who are test"inconclusive" for nucleic acid test or positive for antigen result are considered as close contacts as well.

(2) Close contacts or passengers showing suspected symptoms are expected to self-quarantine for at least 5 days.If your health is not abnormal at all, follow this notice to perform tests within 48 hours before boarding.

10. About transit

(1)The Consulate will issue health code for passengers who fly from the U.S. to China by transiting in a third country or from a third country transiting in U.S. to China. Please take the required tests and apply for health codes in both the departure country and the transiting country before boarding.

(2)If passengers are to transit via a third country to China, the tests should be carried out both in the departure country and the transiting country (the place where the last leg flight to China departs), and the health codes should be applied for separately. Please pay attention to the working hours of the Consulatementioned above, and make sure to have enough time between the  connecting flightsfor taking the tests and getting the health code in time.

11.The airlines will check the green health code at the check-in site. All passengers bound to China must log in the applet or webpage at the check-in site to display the health code. Screenshots, printed versions and other forms of display of the health code are not accepted.

12. Children under the age of 3 do not need to be tested or apply for a health code.

13. In the event of any inconsistency between the previously released information and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

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