Notice on the Requirement for Certificate of COVID-19 Negative Nucleic Acid Test Result for China-bound Passengers


According to the notices of the relevant authorities of China, China-bound passengers from Botswana are required to take COVID-19 nucleic acid test (also known as PCR test, not anti-body test) within 3 days before boarding flight and apply for certified Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy starting from 1st September 2020. The procedures are as follows:


1. Passengers shall take COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 3 days before boarding flight at one of the following appointed testing institutions:

A. Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital

Address: Plot 4775 Notwane Rd, Gaborone

Tel: +267-3735076

B. Lesirane Clinic

Address: Magoditshane, Kweneng

Tel: +267-3975342

C. Block 8 Clinic

Address: Gaborone

Tel: +267-3939345

D. Block 9-Julia Molefhe Clinic

Address: Gaborone

Tel: +267-3909301

E. Mafitlhakgosi Clinic

Address: Tlokweng

Tel: +267-3928563

F. Nkoyaphiri Clinic

Address: Mogoditshane

Tel: +267-3936890/1


2. Passengers shall fill in and sign the Health Declaration Form (please see the attachment) and send a scanned copy of the signed Form, together with the negative nucleic acid test certificate, and a copy of the passport details to the Chinese Embassy via email at To speed up the process, please use "HS+Passenger name+Date of Departure" as subject line of your email, e.g. "HS+John Smith+September 1st , 2020".


3. The Health Declaration Form with a validity period of 3 days starting from the date of issuance of the negative nucleic acid test certificate shall be certified by the Chinese Embassy and sent back to the passenger by the above email.


4. Passengers shall be required to present the print-out certified Health Declaration Form within the validity period during check-in before boarding the flight and cooperate with airlines staff during the inspection. Please be noted that passengers with expired Health Declaration Form will not be allowed to board the plane and will be required to take nucleic acid test and apply for the Health Declaration Form again.


5. Passengers are advised to bring the negative nucleic acid test certificate along with the Health Declaration Form to the airport in case of the need for further inspection.


6. Please also be noted that a certified Health Declaration Form is not an alternative to a Chinese visa. And those exempted from visas to China also need to apply for certified Health Declaration Form. The Chinese Embassy will provide necessary assistance when necessary.


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