Authorities around the world are imposing or considering restrictions on travelers from China as Covid-19 cases rise in the country after its relaxation of the “zero-Covid” rules.
They quote a lack of information from China in variants and are worried about a wave of infections. China has pushed back against criticism of its covid data, saying it expects future mutations to be potentially more transmissible but less severe.
Below is a list of regulations for travelers from China.
Lay imposing curbs
United States will impose Mandatory Covid-19 tests for travelers from China beginning January 5. All air passengers two years of age or older will require a negative test result no more than two days prior to departure from China, Hong Kong, or Macau. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said US citizens should also reconsider travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The UK will require a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure for passengers from China from 1 January. 5, the Department of Health said Friday.
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France will require travelers from China to provide a negative Covid test result less than 48 hours before departure, the health and transport ministries said on Friday.
From January 1, France will also conduct random Covid PCR tests upon arrival on some travelers from China, a government official told reporters.
Travelers from China to Australia will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test from January 1. On January 5, Australia’s health minister Mark Butler said on Sunday, joining other nations that have implemented similar restrictions as cases surge in China.
The country has ordered a negative Covid-19 test report for travelers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, the health minister said. Passengers from those countries will be quarantined if they show symptoms or test positive.
Air travelers to Canada from China must test negative for Covid-19 no more than two days before departure, Ottawa said Saturday, joining other nations that have implemented such restrictions.
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Italy ordered Covid-19 antigen swabs and virus sequencing for all travelers from China. Milan’s main airport, Malpensa, had already begun screening passengers arriving from Beijing and Shanghai. “The measure is essential to guarantee the surveillance and detection of possible variants of the virus in order to protect the Italian population,” Health Minister Orazio Schillaci said.
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Malaysia will test all incoming travelers for fever and test sewage from planes arriving from China for Covid-19, Minister Zaliha Mustafa said in a statement.
Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center said all passengers on direct flights from China, as well as by boat on two offshore islands, will be required to undergo PCR tests upon arrival, starting January 1. a.
South Korea will require travelers from China to provide negative Covid test results before departure, South Korea’s News1 news agency reported on Friday.
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Morocco will impose a ban on people arriving from China, whatever their nationality, from January 1. 3 to prevent any new wave of coronavirus infections, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Places monitoring the situation.
The Philippines sees a need to step up monitoring and implementation of border control for people entering, especially from China, which is experiencing a record rise in Covid-19 cases, the Manila Health Ministry said on Saturday.
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