Notice on the Launch of QR Code with "HDC" Mark for China-bound Foreign Passengers
2020/11/23 04:00

As from 0:00 on December 1, 2020 Pacific Time, the Chinese Embassy/Consulates General will issue QR code with "HDC" mark for foreign passengers who are to fly from the U.S. to China. Foreign passengers can apply for the QR code with "HDC" mark by logging on the website of via computer or smart phone. The passengers can fill in their information, declare their health status and upload the test certificates, passports, itinerary and other documents as required online, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in the U.S. Upon approval, they will receive the QR code with "HDC" mark. Foreign passengers must present the electronic or printed code, and follow the procedures for inspection by relevant airlines during boarding. For test requirements please read the Embassy notice on 29th October 2020 carefully.

Chinese passengers (including passengers from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan) should still apply for the green health code with "HS" mark via the WeChat Health Code app.

Transitional arrangement: As from 0:00 on December 1, 2020 Pacific Time, the Chinese Embassy/Consulates in the U.S. will no longer issue the stamped Health Declaration Form through emails. However, foreign passengers who already have the valid Health Declaration Form issued by the Embassy/Consulates do not need to apply for the QR code with "HDC" mark once again. They can still use the Health Declaration Form for boarding. The emails or online upload methods previously published by Chinese Embassy/Consulates on Oct.29 will stop issuing the HDF since Dec.1.


Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
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Fax: +1-202-495-2138

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