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Important Notice on the adjustments of HS/HDC code requirements
2021/02/19

At present, the world is still faced with the severe situation of COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high risk of cross-infection during international travel, passengers are kindly advised to follow the principle of “no travel for non-essential or non-urgent reasons”. In order to avoid the risk of cross-infection via multi-country transit, and to protect the health and safety of all passengers, the following adjustments of HS code(the green health code with the"HS"mark)/ HDC code(the Electronic Health Declaration Form) are required for passengers taking flight on and from March 1, 2021 to China from Nepal:

I. Passengers from the country which has direct flights to China (e.g. the United Arab Emirates, Russia, the United States, etc.), please take local direct flights to China and do not go to Nepal for transit. We will no longer issue HS/ HDC code for such passengers.

II. Passengers from the country which has no direct flights to China, shall follow the principle of “one transit only”.

If they transit via two or more countries to China (for example: a route like “Country A-The United Arab Emirates-Nepal-China”), we will no longer issue HS/ HDC code for them in principle.

If they only transit via Nepal to China (for example: a route like “Country A-Nepal-China”), they can apply for the HS/ HDC code after taking nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests within 48 hours before boarding in Nepal. The following pictures shall be uploaded in the position of "Please upload pictures of the nucleic acid test certificate and serum IgM antibody test report Or other pictures required" in the system.

1. One PCR test negative report of designated medical institution

2. One serum IgM antibody test negative report of designated medical institution

3. Green HS/ HDC code issued by Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin (The picture should be complete, with name and passport number)

4. The latest Nepal entry stamp

5. The valid Nepal visa

6. All tickets itinerary of “Departure country-Nepal-China”

Please note: If there is no Green HS/ HDC code issued by Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin, we will not accept the HS/ HDC code application. And the approval is subject to other qualifications under different circumstances.

III. Passengers shall take a direct flight from Nepal to China. We will no longer issue HS/ HDC code to passengers departing from Nepal and transiting to China via other countries or regions.

Ⅳ. Passengers (including Chinese, Nepalese and other nationality) who are working, living or studying in Nepal, shall upload the following pictures in the position of "Please upload pictures of the nucleic acid test certificate and serum IgM antibody test report Or other pictures required" in the system.

1. One PCR test negative report of designated medical institution

2. One serum IgM antibody test negative report of designated medical institution

3. The latest Nepal entry stamp

4. The valid Nepal visa

5. Ticket itinerary from Nepal to China

Ⅴ. Passengers who came from China and visited Nepal temporarily, shall upload the following pictures in the position of "Please upload pictures of the nucleic acid test certificate and serum IgM antibody test report Or other pictures required" in the system.

1. One PCR test negative report of designated medical institution

2. One serum IgM antibody test negative report of designated medical institution

3. The latest China exit stamp and Nepal entry stamp

4. The valid Nepal visa

5. Tickets itinerary from China to Nepal and Nepal to China

Important reminders:

(I) Please pay close attention to the safety reminders and overseas COVID-19 pandemic information issued by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassies and Consulates abroad, assess the necessity and risks of cross-border travel, and adhere to the principle of "no travel for non-essential or non-urgent reasons". The Chinese Embassy in Nepal once again reminds passengers planning to take flights from Nepal to China, to pay attention to China's entry policy changes related to pandemic prevention, flights circuit breakers information and adjust your itinerary timely so as not to get stranded in Nepal.

(II) Passengers shall fill in personal information such as residence abroad, occupation, company and flight information truthfully in the system. If it is not true, we will not issue HS/ HDC code. The passport number on the edge of the passport page should be included when taking photos of the entry stamp and Nepal visa in the passport.

(III) The Embassy will review and issue green codes after verification with the hospitals on all passengers' reports. It is strictly forbidden to forge or alter test report, deliberately conceal medical condition. Once discovered, the Embassy and relevant departments of China will take action in accordance with regulations and seriously investigate the legal liabilities of relevant personnel according to the law.

(Ⅳ) As the pandemic still prevails in Nepal, passengers are kindly required to take personal protection and strict self-isolation after completing the test. In an attitude of being responsible to oneself and to others, do not arrange activities such as shopping, dining, meeting friends, etc., to minimize the risk of infection before the journey. Please protect yourself during testing, going to the airport and flying.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Consular protection and assistance hot line of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal: 00977-1 4431511, 00977-9828713715.

Global Consular Protection and Emergency Service Call Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China: +86-10-12308.

               Chinese Embassy in Nepal

                 February 19,2021

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