Notification of the Latest Requirements for the Health Code
2021/09/14

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, "not to travel unless essential and urgent" is still an effective way to avoid infection during international travels. In order to better protect the health of people who really need to travel, the requirements for health code are updated as follows:

I. Time and medical institutions for testing

Nucleic acid and IgM antibody test sampling should be taken no earlier than 2 days prior to boarding, calculated on a daily basis, not specific to the hour. If nucleic acid test and antibody test are not on the same day, the earlier date shall be taken as the sampling date.

For example: If you fly to China from Ireland on January 5th, the sampling should not be earlier than January 3rd; On the other hand, if your sampling date is January 5th, your departure time from Ireland should be no later than January 7th.

All passengers should avoid travelling to countries or regions with severe epidemic situations within 28 days of departure, and fill in the "Travel History Declaration Form" (see attachment)

The Embassy does not designate testing institutions, but accepts nucleic acid and antibody testing reports issued by qualified hospitals and testing institutions in Ireland.

II. Documents required for health code application

1. Nucleic acid and IgM antibody testing reports (certificates).

2. Air-ticket itinerary.

3. Proof of Residence in Ireland, including but not limited to residence card, entry stamp, gas/electricity bill and other documents that can prove that the applicant is living in Ireland.

4. Travel History Declaration Form

5. If you have been fully vaccinated for 14 days, you need to submit the Covid-19 vaccination certificate as well as the signed Letter of Commitment on Covid-19 Vaccination(see attachment) in addition.

Please note: "fully vaccinated for 14 days'' means that all doses of vaccine injections have been completed for 14 days. For example, if two doses of vaccine should be given, you are considered to be fully vaccinated after two doses, and the sampling date for nucleic acid and antibody tests should be taken at least 14 days after the last dose is administered.

For example: Assuming that the last dose of vaccine is administered on January 1, the earliest sampling date of nucleic acid and antibody test before departure from Ireland is January 15.

III. Additional requirements for people who's got infected or tested positive

If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have tested positive for nucleic acid or antibody (not for vaccine reasons) , you are considered as having got infected.

A lung CT or X-ray report, passport information page and two negative nucleic acid reports at a sampling interval of more than 24 hours should be sent to the Embassy (hsdublin66@gmail.com) via email for review.

Please note:

1. The date of the CT/X-ray diagnosis report and nucleic acid test sampling date should be later than the date of confirmed infection.

2. The date of the CT/X-ray diagnosis report should be within 7 days before submission of email, and the sampling date of nucleic acid tests should be within 3 days before submission of email.

3. The Embassy will reply to the email within 2 working days notifying whether the application is approved or not.

Once approved, please self-quarantine for at least 14 days and record your daily body temperature and health condition. Nucleic acid and antibody reports should be submitted within 2 days before departure to apply for the health code.

IV. Additional requirements for people who had close contact with someone who's tested positive for PCR or people who have developed symptoms of Covid-19

Passengers should self-isolate for at least 14 days as soon as possible after the date of the last close contact or the date on which the symptoms appeared. Then take PCR tests on day 1, day 4 and day 7 during the isolation. If all the three results are negative, please send your passport information page, the date of the last close contact or the date on which the symptoms appeared as well as three PCR negative reports to hsdublin66@gmail.com, and follow further instructions the Embassy will give by email.

V. Answers to some frequently asked questions

1. In general, if you have been fully vaccinated for 14 days, your application for the health code will not be failed because of antibody being tested positive. The Embassy, however, would decide if the positive antibody result could be caused by other reasons.

2. Nucleic acid tests still need to be negative even after 14 days of full vaccination. If the nucleic acid test result is positive, please resort to guidance III Additional requirements for people who's got infected or tested positive to apply for the health code.

3. People who's got infected or tested positive, even having fully vaccinated for 14 days, still need to follow guidance III Additional requirements for people who's got infected or tested positive to apply for the health code.

4. At present, flying to China from Ireland requires transit through another country, and only one transit is allowed. Information of the health code application in the transit place could be found in the official websites of relevant airports, the Chinese Embassy in that country and the Chinese Consulate General in the transit city.

5. You can apply for the health code through: https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/

The notice will come into effect on September 21, 2021(inclusive).

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ireland

September 14, 2021

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