|Notice on Adjustment of HDC QR code Application Requirements for China-Bound Passengers Departing from Belgium|
At present, the situation of global Covid-19 pandemic is very complicated and severe. In order to improve the epidemic prevention and control work, the Embassy of China in Belgium adjusted some of the HDC QR code application requirements for China-Bound Passengers departing from Belgium:
Ⅰ. Passengers who have completed the vaccination
Passengers who have completed the vaccination should upload the formal vaccination certificate issued by relevant Chinese authorities or European Digital COVID Certificate. Passengers who could not provide the vaccination certificate mentioned above must download and fill in the ‘Letter of Commitment on COVID-19 Vaccination’ (attached) and upload it together with other documents. Passengers vaccinated with non-inactivated vaccines must upload the anti-N protein IgM antibody test report, which should be marked with "SARS CoV-2 anti-N Ab" or other relevant words that reflect the anti-N protein IgM antibody test. At present, laboratories that can conduct the N protein IgM antibody test include MCH, LBS, CHR CITADELLE, etc.
Passengers can only apply for HDC QR code 14 days after all the doses required for vaccination. Those who have not completed all the doses required for vaccination, or completed 2 doses of inactivated vaccines in the same day, will be regarded as unvaccinated people.
Ⅱ. Passengers with history of COVID-19 infection
Passengers with history of COVID-19 infection refer to those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a medical institution, or have not been diagnosed but have a positive test record of either nucleic acid, IgM antibody (including N protein IgM antibody with vaccination of non-inactivated vaccin) or IgG antibody (except for positive results of IgM or IgG tests caused by the Covid-19 vaccin).
Passengers with history of COVID-19 infection should take a lung CT or X-ray examination in a regulated hospital, as well as two nucleic acid tests with an interval of more than 24 hours. The reports of the above-mentioned examination and tests should be sent to the email address of the Embassy of China in Belgium email@example.com for pre-review and mark the subject of the email as ‘name+confirmation of recovery application’. Since the date of receiving ‘confirmation of recovery’ email from our Embassy, the applicant should conduct a 14-day quarantine and health monitoring, and fill in the ‘Personal Health Monitoring Form’ (attached). If there is no abnormal situation occurred during the period, the applicant may apply for HDC QR code based on the negative nucleic acid test report and the negative IgM antibody test report.
Ⅲ. People with history of close contact
Those who have history of close contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients, or suspected confirmed patients or asymptomatic infected people are required to conduct a 14 day quarantine and health monitoring, and fill in the ‘Personal Health Monitoring Form’. During the quarantine period, the applicant should take three nucleic acid tests on the first, fourth, and seventh day. If the results of all the above-mentioned tests are negative, the applicant can perform the nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests before boarding, and upload all the results of tests and other necessary documents in the system to apply for the HDC QR code.
Foreign nationals who hold valid Chinese residence permits don’t need to apply the Chinese visa anymore. They could perform the nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests as required and apply for the HDC QR Code directly.
The Embassy of China in Belgium