Notice on Airline Boarding Requirements for Certificates of Negative Nucleic Acid and Anti-Body Blood Tests Results

In order to reduce cross-border transmission of Covid-19, starting from November 8th 2020 (included), all foreign passengers who are to fly from Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, to China will be required to take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body blood tests and then apply for a certified health declaration form before boarding the flight. The specific requirements are as follows:



I. Test Requirements

There is no direct flight going to China from Antigua and Barbuda, or Saint Kitts and Nevis. Passengers going to China via connecting flights must take nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in Antigua and Barbuda or Saint Kitts and Nevis within 48 hours before boarding their flight to the transit country and then take both tests again in the transit country within 48 hours before boarding the plane to China. Passengers must apply at the Chinese embassies/consulates in BOTH countries for certified health declaration forms with certificates of negative results of both tests.


II. Foreign Passengers Applying for Certified Health Status Declaration Form

Foreign passengers must email the scanned copies of their negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results along with their passport information page and the signed health declaration form to the Chinese embassy/consulates mailbox. The Chinese embassy/consulates will then examine and verify the above information and email the stamped certified health declaration form back to the passenger. Passengers are advised to print the form out and bring the form with them to the airport. Foreign passengers must present the form within its validity period to the airlines flying directly to China before boarding.


Please be reminded that the validity period (48 hours) of the certified health declaration form starts from the date of sample collection.


III. Reminder

1. The institutions designated by Chinese Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda are listed as follows. For specific information, please consult the relevant institutions.

1) Mount St.John's Medical Centre (Micheal's Mount, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, +1-268-4842700) (for nucleic acid tests )

2) Biohealth Medical Laboratory (GiGi Plaza, Market&Nevis Streets, Antigua and Barbuda,+1-268-5623738/4748) (for IgM antibody blood tests)

3) Basseterre Health Center (Connell Street, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, +1-869-467-1273/467-1136/467-1108)(for nucleic acid tests)


2. Please read the requirements carefully and follow them accordingly. Failure to obtain the certified health declaration form with the negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests results means you do not qualify for boarding the flight to China and will have to change your itinerary.


3. If you must go to China via connecting flights, please check the transit country's entry regulations and its nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests requirements beforehand. Please carefully choose your transit flight route to China. Failure to enter the transit country or meet the requirements regarding the tests or the certified health declaration form could result in being stranded and heightened infections risks.


4. Please pay special attention to the following information beforehand: 1) the starting time of the requirement for certificates of negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests of the Chinese embassies/consulates in transit countries; 2) the medical institutions designated by the Chinese embassies/consulates in transit countries; 3) the entry regulations in transit countries; 4) other requirements regarding negative nucleic acid and IgM anti-body tests in transit countries. If the airport in the transit country is not equipped with rapid test service, please apply for visa to enter the transit country to take tests.


The Chinese Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda reminds passengers to declare their personal information truthfully and provide true and valid nucleic acid tests and IgM antibody test reports. Passengers being discovered to intentionally conceal their health conditions or forge test reports will be held accountable according to the laws.


For urgent cases regarding the tests, please find the contacts below:


Tel: +1-268-5628005


Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Antigua and Barbuda

November 6th 2020


Chinese Embassy, McKinnons Way, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
P.O.BOX 1446, St. John’s, Antigua, W.I.