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Notice of Adjusted Requirements on Testing and Isolation for China-bound Passengers
2021/07/28

In consideration of the epidemic situation in South Africa and the strong infectivity of the Covid-19 variants, in order to effectively restrain the cross-border transmission of the epidemic and ensure smooth and orderly people-to-people exchanges between South Africa and China, a Closed-Loop Management is required for all the China-bound Passengers before boarding. The detailed procedures are as follows:

Step I. Self-Isolation

All passengers are required to start a self-isolation two weeks before boarding. (For example, if you are going to take the CA868 flight on Wednesday 18th August, you are supposed to step into a strict self-isolation on 4th August. )

Step II. First "Double tests"

All passengers are required to take an IgM antibody and a nucleic acid test at one facility among Pathcare, Ampath and Lancet on the Thursday (12th August) before boarding.

Passengers are requested to take a photo with passport info page in hand when taking the tests (clear face and info page are needed).

Step Ⅲ. Closed-loop Management

Only the passengers who have tested negative are able to check into the Peermont Metcourt Hotel, Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on the Saturday before boarding (14th August), and are required to be under the 5-day and 4-night "closed-loop" management till the day of departure. To avoid cross infections, the passengers will be separated into different groups at a particular period of time to check in. (For check-in procedures, expenses, etc. please contact ZBHA SOUTH AFRICA GROUP (PTY) LTD. )

Step IV. Second "Double tests"

A second "Double tests" will be conducted on site at the Peermont Metcourt Hotel a day before boarding (17th August). The passengers who have received negative results will then be qualified to take the flight.

Step V. Application

(i) Foreign passengers are required to log in the application program by visiting https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ or scan the following QR code, and upload their COVID-19 negative reports of both nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests of the two times (StepⅡand Step IV), passports, itineraries and testing photos (StepⅡ) to the program. Results should be uploaded to the Embassy or Consulate General in Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg (the consular districts are attached) according to the sample collecting site of the first test (Step Ⅱ) before 0900h of the day of departure.

QR Code for Application Program

(ii) Passengers who have been diagnosed or tested positive of Covid-19 and cured (or self-healed) should provide a diagnosis of lung CT or X-ray report and the negative reports of two times nucleic acid tests (at least 24 hours between the two tests) 14 days before boarding. The aforesaid reports are also required to upload to the program.

(iii) Passengers who have injected Covid-19 vaccines are requested to upload relevant vaccination certificates (including vaccinator name, vaccine brand, date of vaccination, issuing authority) to the system along with testing results.

Important Reminders

(i) The Embassy appreciates your understanding and cooperation, and once again reminds the travelers the extreme risk in travel during the epidemic. "Non-essential, non-emergency, no travel "is strongly advised.

(ii) Passengers who fail to abide by the management regulations will be deprived of the qualifications to take the flight. A declaration form is required before checking into the hotel.

(iii) All the expenses for accommodation, meals, transportation, testing, etc. during the quarantine shall be covered by the passenger themselves.

(iv) Passengers from other countries or regions taking connecting flights to China, should apply for a green code from the Embassy or Consulate General of the origin country before entering South Africa and follow the aforementioned requirements.

The aforementioned requirements will come into effect on the day that CA868 flight resumes, the details of the flight are subjected to further notice of Air China.

The Chinese Embassy and Consulates General reserve the right for the interpretation of this notice.

1. Consular district of Chinese Embassy includes Pretoria, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West provinces, and Eswatini.

Email address of Chinese Embassy: nflssf2@gmail.com

Phone Number: 0027-123428826, 0027-124316537

2. Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Johannesburg includes Gauteng (excl. Pretoria) and Free State.

Email address of Chinese Consulate General in Johannesburg: ccgjhb1@gmail.com

Phone Number: 0027-100100708

3. Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Cape Town includes Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces.

Email address of Chinese Consulate General in Cape Town: chinaconsul_ct_za@mfa.gov.cn

Phone Number: 0027-723096634

4. Consular district of Chinese Consulate General in Durban includes KwaZulu-Natal.

Email address of Chinese Consulate General in Durban: consulate_durban@mfa.gov.cn

Phone Number: 0027-315634731

5.AIR CHINA LIMITED JOHANNESBURG OFFICE

Phone Number:0027-110814100

6.ZBHA SOUTH AFRICA GROUP (PTY) LTD

Phone Number:0027-619282298

The Chinese Embassy in South Africa

27 July 2021

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