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Requirements on the Application of HDC Code for Vaccinated People

2021-05-16
 

    Due to the current pandemic situation, the principle of "avoiding unnecessary and nonurgent travels" shall still prevail. For those who are in necessary and urgent need to visit China, please apply for the HDC code according to the Embassy's relevant notices (link: http://cy.chineseembassy.org/eng/lsqw/t1876070.htm  ). The requirements on the application of the HDC code for vaccinated people are as follows:

    1. For people who have not completed vaccination ( e.g. having been vaccinated with only one dose and awaiting the second dose):

    If the test results are PCR negative and IgM antibody negative, they can apply for HDC code. Please fill in the vaccination information truthfully and upload the picture of vaccination certificate.

    If the test results are PCR negative and IgM antibody positive, they should apply for HDC code after the antibody IgM test turns negative. They may also apply for HDC code under the category of "fully vaccinated people" after receiving all the doses.

   2. For people who have been fully vaccinated:

    If the test results are PCR negative and IgM antibody negative, they can apply for HDC code. Please fill in the vaccination information truthfully and upload the picture of vaccination certificate.

    If the test results are PCR negative and IgM antibody positive, for people who have inoculated with inactivated vaccines (such as Sinopharm, SinoVac), they should apply for HDC code by uploading the negative PCR report, positive IgM antibody report, vaccination statement (please download and fill in) and vaccination certificate. For people who have been inoculated with non-inactivated vaccines (such as Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson), they should separately do an IgM antibody test targeting N-protein. If the result is positive, they can not get HDC code; if the result is negative, they should apply for HDC code by uploading the negative PCR report, positive IgM antibody report, negative IgM antibody targeting N-protein report, vaccination statement (please download and fill in) and vaccination certificate.

     It has been noticed recently that one passenger having not completed the vaccination was tested IgM antibody negative in Cyprus, but was tested IgM antibody positive in the transit country. This may be due to the different types of proteins targeted by IgM antibody detection in different countries. In order to smoothly obtain the HDC code in the transit country, it is strongly advised that the passengers should fly to China after they have completed all the doses of vaccination, and learn beforehand the requirements of the Chinese Embassies or Consulates in the transit country for their requirements on HDC code application for vaccinated people.

 Chinese Embassy in Cyprus

         May 16, 2021       

 

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