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Notice on the facilitating measures for the persons having taken Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine
2021/03/16

For the purpose of resuming people-to-people exchanges in an orderly manner, starting from 15 March, 2021, the Chinese Embassies and Consulates in India will provide the persons having taken Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine and holding the Certificates of Vaccination with the following facilitating measures:

1. Persons and their family members going to China to carry on their employment contracts, work resumption and other relevant activities are allowed to submit their visa applications through Chinese Visa Application Service Center (VFS)to Chinese Embassy or Consulates in India following the same way as before the epidemic occurred.

2. Foreigners who are the family members of Chinese citizens or holders of Chinese Permanent Resident’s Permit, such as their spouse,parents, children and the kinship of brothers, sisters, grandparents and grandchildren living in the same household ,with the purpose of family reunion, providing filial piety for the aged, visiting relatives and other relevant humanitarian emergencies, are allowed to submit their visa applications through Chinese Visa Application Service Center(VFS)to Chinese Embassy or Consulates in India following the same way as before the epidemic occurred.

3. Foreigners with valid APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTC)can apply for a business visa with the valid ABTC and invitation letter from their counterpart in China through Chinese Visa Application Service Center(VFS)to Chinese Embassy or Consulates in India following the same way as before the epidemic occurred.

4. Foreigners who are flying from India to China will be required to present the Electronic Health Declaration for boarding. Foreign Passengers can apply for the Electronic Health Declaration Form 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 negative certificate of nucleic acid test and IgM antibody test, passport page, as well as valid Chinese visa, which will then be examined and verified by the Chinese Embassy or Consulates in India for issuing QR code with the “HDC”mark. Foreigners are obliged to follow the regulations and undergo the necessary quarantine by the Chinese local authorities upon their arrival in China.

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