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Notice of Requirements for China-bound Passengers From Lesotho to Obtain COVID-19 Negative Certificates Before Boarding
2020/09/04
 

According to the Joint Announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Lesotho hereby announces that, as from 15th September 2020, all passengers traveling from Lesotho or transiting through South Africa to China are required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates prior to flight departures. Detailed requirements are as follows:

 

I. General Requirements

 

As from 15th September 2020, both Chinese and foreign passengers traveling from Lesotho to China or ultimately bound for China via any other countries must apply for Green Health Codes (for Chinese citizens only) with an "HS" mark or Health Declaration Forms (for foreign citizens only) by submitting their COVID-19 negative certificates for nucleic acid tests to Chinese embassy. Airlines will check the Health Codes or the Health Declaration Forms prior to flight departures. Original test reports are highly recommended to be kept on hand in case of further inspection.

 

II. When and Where to Get Tested

 

All passengers from Lesotho must get nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within 3(three) days prior to their flight departures in testing facilities designated by Chinese Embassy. The list of designated testing facilities are as follows:

1. Maseru Private Hospital (through cooperation with Lancet Laboratories, Ampath Laboratories and PathCare in South Africa)

Address:Qoqolotsana Road, Thetsane, Maseru West

Tel:+266 2232 3491

2. Lesotho National Reference Laboratories

Address:Main North 1 Rd., Maseru East

Tel:+266 2700 8559

 

III. How to Apply for the Health Code (For Chinese Passengers Only)

 

Chinese citizens should upload photos of their COVID-19 negative certificates to the WeChat mini program COVID-19 Prevention Health Code International Version within 24 hours after obtaining negative certificates. Those approved by the Chinese Embassy will obtain Green Health Codes with an "HS" mark for a certain validity period. All passengers are required to travel within the validity period, and cooperate with airlines for health codes checking. Hard copies of COVID-19 negative certificates are strongly recommended to be kept on hand for further checking. Please visithttps://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/hs.html for Q & A.

Sample of Green Health Code with HS:

 

 

 

IV. How to Apply for the Health Declaration Form (For Foreign Passengers Only)

 

Foreign passengers are requested to send their scanned copies of passports, COVID-19 negative certificates and signed Health Declaration Forms to the email addresses of the consulate office of the Chinese Embassy: Chinaem_ls@hotmail.com(the subject of the email should be 'HS') After verification of the test reports, the Embassy will return the scanned copy of officially stamped Health Declaration Forms to the passengers by email. All passengers are required to board with hard copies of Health Declaration Forms within its validity period and cooperate with airlines for checking. Hard copies of COVID-19 negative certificates are strongly recommended to be kept on hand for further checking.

 

V. Special Reminders

 

1. Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China shall carefully read the notice. Those who fail to get COVID-19 negative certificates, green health codes with "HS" marks or valid Health Declaration Forms will be denied boarding the relevant flights.

 

2. Chinese and foreign passengers traveling to China via countries or regions in which COVID-19 nucleic acid testing measures are implemented (The list of countries and regions is available at https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html), are also required to produce health codes with "HS" mark or Health Declaration Forms when transiting.

 

3. Please make sure that the health codes or Forms are still valid when boarding the connecting flights to avoid being stranded. Please note that no testing facilities or services are available at the transit areas of South African airports.

 

Attachment: Health Declaration Form

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