Notice of requirements on nucleic acid tests for China-bound passengers transferring via other countries

The Chinese Embassy in Sri lanka 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 ( the Embassy at least one week in advance. In the meantime, China-bound passengers are not required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding if they are taking a direct flight from Sri Lanka to China or transfering via countries in which the Joint Announcement has not been officially implemented.

China-bound Passengers traveling from Sri Lanka are required to complete nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka 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: 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 should be completed at the designated hospitals( Annex 1 ) within 5 days before boarding the connecting flights.Please provide the hospitals with your ID documents, flight information, and remind the hospitals to scan the COVID-19 negative reports and send them to the email adress of this Embassy:

2.Chinese passengers are required to upload photos of their COVID-19 negative reports to the Wechat mini program COVID-19 Prevention Health Code International Version within 24 hours after they get the reports. Green health codes with an "HS" mark will be issued by the Embassy after approval (Click here for Q&As:

3.Foreign passengers are required to send the scanned copies of the COVID-19 negative reports, the valid passports data pages, and the signed Health Declaration Forms ( Annex 2 ) to the e-mail The Embassy will send the Health Declaration Forms with official seals after approval back to the passengers.Please print them out and bring them to the airport for checking by relevant airlines before boarding.

( Annex 1 ) List of Hospitals Designated for Nucleic Acid Tests

( Annex 2 ) Health Declaration Form


Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka

30 July, 2020