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Urgent Notice on Adjustment of Requirements for Two Rounds of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test and 14-day Quarantine
2021/03/08

At present, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very severe, and the daily number of confirmed cases remains high. There have been several confirmed cases of passengers from the UAE to China. In order to reduce the cross-border spread of the pandemic and in accordance with the requirements in China, from March 7, all passengers flying from the UAE to China will be required to take one more round of both Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test and carry out quarantine for 14 days. The specific requirements are as follows:

1. An Added Round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test plus 14-day Quarantine

From March 7 onwards, all UAE residents and short-time visitors from China to the UAE returning to China are required to complete both Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test 14 days before the flight. Then, they should start self-quarantine. Within 48 hours before boarding, they should complete another round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test at another approved laboratory.

For example, passengers of Air China flight CA942 on March 19 should take the first round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test on March 5 at the latest. After receiving negative results of both tests, they should start self-quarantine. Then between March 17 and the time of boarding they should go to another approved laboratory for a second round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test.

Passengers traveling on Etihad Airways EY862 on March 22 are required to take the first round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test by March 8 at the latest. After receiving negative results of both tests, they should start self-quarantine. Then between March 20 and the time of boarding, they should go to another approved laboratory for a second round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test.

Passengers traveling on Emirates Airlines EK362 on March 27 are required to take the first round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test by March 13 at the latest. After receiving negative results of both tests, they should start self-quarantine. Then between March 25 and the time of boarding, they should go to another approved laboratory for a second round of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test.

2. Requirements on 14-day Self-quarantine before the Trip

Self-quarantine should take place at a location that allows you to live in isolation. During the quarantine period, please do not go out or physically contact others except for testing.

For passengers traveling from the UAE to China, please arrange your self-quarantine in a manner that is responsible to both yourself and others, and submit Commitment Statement on Self-quarantine upon completion of the quarantine.

3. The materials for applying for HS QR Code/HDC QR Code are adjusted as follows:

(1) For residents of the UAE

i) Both the negative results of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test taken 14 days before boarding issued by the laboratories approved by the embassy and consulate in the UAE (not required for passengers of flights before March 17).

ii) Both the negative results of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test taken within 48 hours before boarding issued by another laboratory approved by the embassy and consulate in the UAE.

iii) Itinerary.

iv) Proof of residence in the UAE (including UAE ID card or long-term visa).

v) Completed and signed Commitment Statement on Self-quarantine (The template is attached. Not required for passengers of flights before March 17).

(2) For Short-time visitors to the UAE from China

i) Both the negative results of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test taken 14 days before boarding issued by the laboratories approved by the embassy and consulate in the UAE (not required for passengers of flights before March 17).

ii) Both the negative results of Nucleic Acid Test and IgM Serum Antibody Test taken within 48 hours before boarding issued by another laboratory approved by the embassy and consulate in the UAE.

iii) Itinerary.

iv) Exit stamp from China and UAE entry stamp on your passport.

v) UAE visa extension records (if stay exceeds visa-free period)

vi) Completed and signed Commitment Statement on Self-quarantine (The template is attached. Not required for passengers of flights before March 17).

4. For People setting off from countries without direct flights to China, please refer to Notice on Adjustment of Requirements for HS QR Code/HDC QR Code by Chinese Embassy and Consulate in UAE published on February 13 by the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in the UAE.

5. When you plan to go to China from the UAE, please abide by the requirements in the above notice. The relevant organizations should be responsible for their documents proving quarantine. Once any misconduct such as forgery or fraud is recognized, the Consulate will notify the relevant departments to impose punishments in accordance with the law and will review the staff of the organization involved prudently in terms of their traveling to China.

 

                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                  Chinese Consulate General in Dubai

                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 4, 2021

 

                                                                                                                                                      


                                                                                                                                   

Attachment: Template for Commitment Statement on Self-quarantine

               

                  Commitment Statement on Self-quarantine

Personal Information:

Name:

Passport number:

Mobile:

Flight date (YYYY-MM-DD):  

Quarantine time (YYYY-MM-DD to YYYY-MM-DD):  

I hereby solemnly make the following commitment:

1. I have completed a 14-day self-quarantine prior to the date of my flight.

2. No suspected Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, loss of smell and taste, occurred during my quarantine period.

3. I understand that I shall bear legal liability should I violate laws, regulations, pandemic prevention policies, etc.

                                      Signature:

                                       Date (YYYY-MM-DD):

 

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