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Notice on the Adjustment of the Validity Period of the Negative Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Test Certificate for Passengers Boarding Flights from Belgium to China
2020-08-25

In view of the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, according to the requirement of the relevant authorities of China, starting from Wednesday, 2 September 2020, the validity period of the negative nucleic acid test certificate of the Chinese and foreign passengers who take flights from Belgium to China or transit via Belgium to China will be adjusted from 5 days after the issuance of the certificate to 3 days after the issuance of the certificate. Passengers should complete the nucleic acid test within 3 days before boarding the plane, and apply to the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate for a Green Health Code (applicable to Chinese citizens) or a Health Declaration Form (applicable to foreign citizens) with the negative nucleic acid test certificate.

The validity period of 3 days of the negative COVID-19 test certificate is based on the issuance time. For example, if the sample is taken on 1 September 2020, and the negative test certificate is issued on 3 September 2020, your flight's departure date should be before 6 September 2020. The Embassy of China in Belgium kindly reminds the Chinese and foreign passengers to leave enough time in your itinerary for the nucleic acid test, and ensure that the Green Health Code/ the Health Declaration Form is valid at the boarding time, to avoid encountering any problems and being stranded at the airport.

Other requirements for boarding with negative Covid-19 nucleic acid test certificate for passengers traveling from or transferring via Belgium to China remain the same. Please find details in the Notice  and Q&A issued by the Embassy of China in Belgium on 14 August 2020 and 21 August 2020.

                                                                                      Embassy of China in Belgium

                                                                                              25 August 2020

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