Important Notice on Taking Xiamen Airlines Flights
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to protect our passengers from the risk of infection, we highly recommend you to carefully read the following precautions to ensure smooth travel.
Preventive measures taken by Xiamen Airlines
According to CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) prevention policies of COVID-19, Xiamen Airlines is taking strict preventive measures. This includes temperature screening by Non-contact Body Infrared Thermometer at check-in counters and boarding gates. You are required to bring a mask. If it's a N95 mask, please choose the one without a valve. Please do wear it during the entire flight. Any passenger with fever(≥37.3℃), fatigue, cough or other flu-like symptoms, or who conceals their symptoms by taking medicines to control temperature will be denied boarding. If any passenger who refuse temperature screening will not be able to continue their journey as well.
If you have ever been tested positive for COVID-19, or have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case, as well as patients with asymptomatic infection in last 14 days, you are advised to change or cancel your travel plan for the time being to reduce the risks.
To strengthen the containment measures of COVID-19, in accordance with the Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People’s Republic of China, all travelers taking on international/regional inbound flights are required to fill in the Health Declaration Form on Entry/Exit, declaring their health conditions truthfully to guarantee safety of other travelers. Those who report their health conditions falsely, could be subject to administrative or criminal punishment according to relevant regulations and laws of People’s Republic of China. If any losses or damages to the airlines or other travelers are caused by such behaviors, they will be held accountable by laws and regulations.
We will reserve the last three rows of seats as the quarantine area for onboard emergency on high-risk flights. If you show any symptoms such as fever, fatigue or cough during the flight, the cabin crew will take you to the area for isolation as per our containment procedures.
We will protect your personal information in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Your health information (such as body temperatures) collected as the requirement of national containment policies will be only used for the disease containment purposes. We will not provide or disclose your information to any third-parties except the governments, airports or its authorized agents of your departure, transfer or destination countries/regions without your consent, unless we are required or permitted to do so under applicable laws.
Officially-published preventive measures
1.According to “Notice on Further Strengthening the Health Management of Inbound Travelers Entering Fujian”, all inbound travelers to Fujian with a travel history abroad including Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR of China in the past 14 days (this also applies to outbound travelers who are transferring at Fuzhou Changle or Xiamen Gaoqi Airport ), Chinese and foreign nationals alike,will be placed under a 14-day medical observation in designated places. All overseas travelers entering Xiamen will be placed under a 14-day medical observation in designated places (those who are eligible could apply for a 7-day medical observation in designated places plus another 7-day home quarantine). They are also required to receive both nucleic acid testing and antibody testing within 24 hours upon arrival, as well as the second nucleic acid testing on the 7th day during their quarantine. A third nucleic acid testing will be conducted before release from medical observation. One can only be released after being tested negative for COVID-19.
2.Travelers entering Xiamen with a history staying in medium or high risk areas (which is defined by the WeChat mini-program of Inquiry of Outbreak Risk Level released by the State Council, please see the attached code No.1) are required to provide their negative nucleic acid testing results which were conducted within 7 days. If any travelers fail to provide such documents, they are required to receive either a nucleic acid test or a 14-day medical observation. After receiving nucleic acid testing, travelers are allowed to return to their home in a “point-to-point” way and wait for the results only if they get registered and make a commitment to abide by all prevention policies. They are able to get to normal life once being tested negative.
3.The expenses of accommodation and food incurred shall be borne by the travelers themselves.
4.Starting from June 8, 2020, according to “Notice on the Unified Use of the Fujian Health Code”, all travelers entering Fujian shall declare relevant information in advance through the “闽政通”App (please scan the attached code NO.2 below to download the App) before arrival and get the Fujian Health Code (we have a detailed guide in the 5th attachment). All inbound travelers shall truthfully report personal health conditions, and cooperate with relevant departments on temperature screening, medical inspection, medical observation in designated places, nucleic acid testing, antibody testing and other measures.
5.According to the latest COVID-19 prevention measures in Beijing, starting from July 4, 2020, it must be ensured that all outbound travelers are from the low-risk areas of the city. In the meantime, their Beijing Health Kit (“北京健康宝”) should show a “no abnormality” result (please see the attached code No.3). After passing temperature checks, those travelers are allowed to enter the airport terminal to check in and board the plane.
6.We strongly advise you to double check your travel documents, such as passport validity before departure to make sure a smooth entry. So far, all places nationwide have taken strict preventive measures.Travelers should cooperate with the local frontline workers in their departure cities, destinations as well as their transfer cities in line with the local prevention policies. Please allow enough time at the airport before departure to implement the prevention and control measures, avoiding any losses caused by missing a flight.
Public announcement jointly released by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and General Administration of Customs of China (GACC)
In order to curb cross-border spread of the virus, Chinese passengers who have purchased return air tickets from the following 26 countries (Italy, the USA, Spain, Germany, Iran, France, South Korea, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Czech, Ireland, the Philippines and Thailand) are required to fill in and report their health information in advance for epidemic prevention. Specific requirements are as follows:
1.Starting from April 22, 2020, passengers who have purchased tickets need to log in the international version of the health QR code in the Wechat mini program（attached code No.4）to report their personal information, health status and travel history on a daily basis starting from the 14th day before boarding the flight. The information can be filled in by others under special circumstances.
2. If passengers failed to fill in and report their information in compliance with the requirements above, their boarding will be denied. Passengers who fill in and report false information, will self-inflict travel hinderance and will undertake corresponding legal liabilities.
Joint guideline released by five authorities of P.R.China
According to a guideline jointly released by five authorities - the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice and the Central Administration of Customs of P.R.China, those who have the following behaviors will be identified as disturbing border health and quarantine:
The infected or the suspected of being infected who refuse to make a health statement, take temperature screening, medical inspection, epidemiological history investigation, medical sampling; or object to isolation, detention quarantine, on-site testing, referral or any other measures that are adopted by customs according to Boarder Health and Quarantine Law.
The infected or the suspected of being infected who intentionally conceal their infectious diseases by means such as falsely reporting their health conditions, or forging or altering the health statement card.
Anyone knowing or ought to know that special items such as microorganisms, human tissue, biological products, blood, or their derivative products, which are subject to approval management, might cause transmission of quarantined infectious diseases, but escapes quarantine without approval, and make cross-border transport or mailing.
Those who refuse to perform other quarantine measures from the customs in accordance with laws and regulations such as the Boarder Health and Quarantine Law.
Xiamen Airlines has been monitoring the situation and will adjust relevant policies timely in accordance with national prevention policies as well as the travel needs of our passengers. making our passengers fly safe and carefree. Your understanding and cooperation is much appreciated. Thank you!
1.WeChat mini-program of Inquiry of Outbreak Risk Level
3.Beijing Health Kit mini-program (北京健康宝)
4.International version of the health QR code
5.The guide to summit your information and get Fujian Health Code
July 4, 2020
Attachment 1：WeChat mini-program of Inquiry of Outbreak Risk Level
Attachment 2：Download 闽政通App
Attachment 3：Beijing Health Kit mini-program (北京健康宝)
Attachment 4：International version of the health QR code
Attachment 5：The guide to summit your information and get Fujian Health Code