China: Urgent Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and IgM Anti-Body Blood Tests Results
31/10/2020 18:05

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of COVID-19, starting from November 6, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers bound for China will be required to take nucleic acid(PCR-Test) and IgM anti-body tests and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight. 

The specific requirements are as follows:

I. Test Requirements

1. Passengers bound for China via direct flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests at a testing institution in Germany within 48 hours before boarding. Upon receiving the certificates of negative results of both tests, they need to submit them to the Chinese Embassy/Consulates (based on the consular district of the testing place) and apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form.

2. Passengers bound for China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Germany within 48 hours before boarding, and then take both tests a second time in their last transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China. Passengers must apply from the Chinese Embassies/Consulates in BOTH countries (Germany and the last transit country) for green health codes with the "HS" mark or certified health declaration forms with their certificates of negative results of both tests.

3. For passengers transiting in Germany before flying to China, please note that currently tests are not available in Centogene test centers in Frankfurt airport. Passengers are recommended to use caution when choosing to transit in Germany. If there is a need to do so, please check in advance about the Gemany entry restrictions for foreigners, apply for a Germany visa if necessary, take the nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests a second time after entering Germany, and present the certificates of negative results to the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in Germany to apply for a green health code with the "HS" mark or a certified health declaration form. If the requirement for boarding is not met, there will be a high risk of getting stranded at the airport or even being sent back to the point of departure.

II. Chinese Passengers Applying for Green Health Code with the "HS" Mark

Chinese passengers must upload to the WeChat Health Code app the pictures of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results, which will be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in Germany. Then they will receive the green health code with the "HS" mark. Passengers must present the green code within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding.

III. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Declaration Form

Foreign passengers must email the scanned copies of their negative results of the nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests along with their passport information page and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese Embassy/Consulates (based on the consular district of the testing place), which will examine and verify the above information and email the certified health declaration form back to the passenger. Passengers are advised to print the form out and present it within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding.

India: existing visas that have not expired are valid again, except for tourists and medical visas. New applications are possible again.
29/10/2020 12:05

India Consulate announced:

The India visa categories - except tourists and medical visas - can be applied again.

The DVKG takes over the verification of the visa document set. Afterwards, the documents are handed over to the consulate for application. It is still up to the consulate whether a visa is granted.

Important documents are - please upload them as color scan in the order:

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Your DVKG Team

France: Curfew
27/10/2020 12:10

The French government has introduced a strict curfew. People are only allowed to leave the house if absolutely necessary. Everyone must carry an official form, an entry permit. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 135 euros. Further information is available on the homepage of the French Ministry of the Interior. You can obtain the form for the entry permit here (English version).

Your DVKG Team

South Africa has reinstated visa-free status for citizens of 11 countries and territories.
27/10/2020 12:05

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China again allows direct flights from 8 countries to Beijing, among others from Austria
02/09/2020 12:10

China will again allow foreign direct flights to Beijing from tomorrow, September 3, 2020. According to Reuters, eight countries will initially be allowed to fly to the Chinese capital. In addition to Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and Austria.

Your DVKG Team