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Notice on Airline Boarding Requirement for Certificate of Negative Result of Nucleic Acid Tests for Covid-19

In accordance with the announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated 20 July 2020, all foreign travelers who are to fly from the Singapore to China will be required to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 and apply for certified Health Declaration Form. The following procedures are for your reference:

1.Starting from 0:00, 28 August 2020,passengers who are to fly to China from the Singapore, directly or indirectly, will be required to take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within five days before boarding. At this stage, the Chinese Embassy does not designate specific institutions to carry out the test. Passengers can choose any hospital or clinic which is listed in the website of Ministry of Health of Singapore to take the test.

2.Passengers shall fill in and sign the Health Declaration Form (please see the attachment) and are required to send a scanned copy of the signed Form, together with the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result), and a photocopy of the bio-page of the passport to the Chinese Embassy at the following email addresses: chinaemb.sg@gmail.com

To speed up the process, please use "HS+Passenger name+Date of Departure(YYYY/MM/DD)" as subject line of your email, e.g. "HS+Lim Smith+20200828".

3. Certified Health Declaration Form( with the official seal of the Embassy) with a validity period of 5 days starting from the date of issue of the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result) shall be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Singapore and sent back to the passenger by email. Please be noted that it shall take at least 1 working day for the verification by the Chinese Embassy.

4. Passenger shall be required to present the print-out certified Health Declaration Form within the validity period during check-in or before boarding the flight and cooperate with airlines staff during the inspection. Please be noted that passenger with expired Health Declaration Form will not be allowed to board the plane and will be required to take nucleic acid tests and apply for the Health Declaration Form again.

5. Passenger is advised to bring the Nucleic Acid Test Certificate (with negative result) to the airport in case of the need for further inspection.

6.For passengers departing from Singapore and ultimately bound for China who transfer via other countries, the above-mentioned procedures for checking their Health Declaration Forms should also be followed. Otherwise, they may not be allowed to board the connecting flight.

7.It is requested that passengers inbound China from Singapore airports shall follow relative laws and regulations and provide genuine and effective Nucleic Acid Test Certificates. Those who provide fake certificates shall take legal responsibility accordingly.

8.Please also be noted that a certified Health Declaration Form is not a prerequisite for a Chinese visa, and vice versa.

Appendix:  Health Declaration Form

For Enquiry:

+65-81296456(8:30AM----12:30PM,2:30PM----6:30PM Monday----Friday, except Holidays)

                                                                                                                                   The Chinese Embassy in Singapore

                                                        August 21, 2020 


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