Update Notice on the Requirements on Issuing Green Health Declaration Codes (June 13rd, 2022 Edition)
2022-06-13 20:31

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect the health and safety of travellers from Sri Lanka to China, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has updated the Requirements on Issuing Green Health Declaration Codes as follows:

I. About vaccination

All travelers to China are strongly advised to complete the Covid-19 vaccination and receive booster shots. Those who have not completed all doses of inactivated vaccines, or who have completed 2 doses of inactivated vaccines on the same day, will be treated as the unvaccinated. After completing the corresponding doses of re-vaccination, they will be regarded as those who have been fully vaccinated with inactivated vaccines.

II.  Personal health monitoring requirements

Passengers are required to monitor their own health conditions before departure to ensure not being infected with Covid-19.

III.Test requirements

Two PCR (nasopharyngeal swabs) tests are required before boarding.

(i) The first PCR test should be taken within 48 hoursbefore boarding. This test can only be done in the Lanka Hospitals by using 2 types of Chinese reagents ( DaAn Gene and Bioperfectus Technologies) and  equipment.

(ii) The second PCR test should be taken within 12 hours  before boarding. This test can only be done in hospitals designated by the Embassy (Lanka Hospitals, Nawaloka, Kings, Asiri, Hemas and Durdans).

IV.About people previously infected with COVID-19

If one of the three tests of PCR, IgM and IgG antibody (Except IgM and IgG antibody positive caused by completing the whole vaccination) has been tested positive, the person who intends to go to China should do twice PCR tests  ( These tests can only be done in the Lanka Hospitals by using 2 types of Chinese reagents ( DaAn Gene and Bioperfectus Technologies) and equipment, at least 24 hours interval between two sampling time). After 3 months, please send the above two PCR test reports to consulate_lka@mfa.gov.cn to apply for preliminary approval from the Embassy. After the Embassy has passed the pre-qualification, please follow the above requirements for normal passengers.

V.How to apply HDC green code

Foreign passengers can apply for the green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark by logging on the website of http://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ via computer or smart phone. Foreign passengers can fill in the information, declare the health status and upload the certificates of all the tests online, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy. After approval, they will receive the green health declaration code with the "HDC". Foreign passengers must present the electronic or printed code, and follow the procedures for inspection by relevant airlines during boarding.

VI.Protective measures on the way to China

(i) Please put on protective clothing, KN95 masks, goggles, gloves as early as possible, and bring hand sanitizer with you, and then take the closed-loop special car to the airport. The driver of the private car needs to complete the whole process of vaccination, and must wear KN95 masks and gloves.

(ii) Be sure to maintain social distance and disinfect your luggage on time when going through the procedures such as baggage security check, checking in, waiting for the flight. Please avoid shopping and eating at the airport. If you need to use the toilet, please disinfect your hands and related facilities in time. If the person who has obtained the green code does not adhere to the protective measures at the airport, the green code might be canceled.

(iii) In the cabin, please wear protective clothing, goggles, KN95 masks and gloves throughout the flight, and try to avoid eating, drinking and going to the toilet in the cabin, so as to minimize the risk of infection during the journey.

(iv) After the plane landed, please maintain social distance when getting off the plane, making a health declaration to the customs, going through entry procedures, accepting PCR tests, taking the bus, and quarantine hotel checking in.


(i) Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the green health declaration code with the "HDC" mark means you are not qualified for boarding the flight to China.

(ii) The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka currently only issue health codes to passengers who work & live in Sri Lanka and will take the direct flight from Sri Lanka to China. We don’t issue health codes to the passengers who traveled from the third country to Sri Lanka and who is planning to travel to China via a third country.

(iii) Please be noted that a Certified Health Declaration Form is NOT a Chinese visa. For queries, please contact consulate_lka@mfa.gov.cn.

(iv) According to the General Administration of Customs of China, Announcement on Re-adopting the Health Declaration Form for Inbound and Outbound Travelers, please declare the health conditions to quarantine officers of China Customs on Entry/Exit, and follow with quarantine measures such as temperature monitoring, medical inspection and investigation. You can choose to declare the health conditions online 24 hours in advance (please click the link:https://htdecl.chinaport.gov.cn/htdeclweb/home/pages/healthDeclare/declare.html)

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka, Colombo