news List of places with rules for visitors from China amid Covid surge

Authorities around the world are imposing or considering restrictions on travelers from China as Covid-19 cases spike in China following the easing of “zero Covid” rules.

They cite a lack of information from China about the subspecies and fear a wave of infections. China has rejected criticism of its Covid data, saying it expects future mutations to be more contagious but less severe.

Below is a list of restrictions for travelers from China.

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US to require Covid-19 testing for travelers from China starting Jan. 5. All air passengers over the age of 2 must have a negative test result at least 2 days before departure from China, Hong Kong or Macau. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said US citizens should reconsider travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau as well.


The UK Health Department said on Friday that as of 5 January, passengers from China must have tested negative for Covid-19 before departure.


Arc de Triomphe for New Year’s Eve celebration in Paris.

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France will require travelers from China to provide negative Covid test results at least 48 hours before departure, health and transport ministries said on Friday.

From January 1, France will also conduct randomized PCR Covid tests on arrival for some travelers coming from China, government officials told reporters.


Travelers from China to Australia will have to submit a negative COVID-19 test from 5 January, Australian Health Minister Mark Butler said on Sunday, as cases surge in China. It joins other countries enforcing similar restrictions.


The country requires travelers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand to report negative Covid-19 tests, the health minister said. Passengers from these countries will be quarantined if they show symptoms or test positive.


Air travelers from China to Canada must test negative for Covid-19 at least two days before departure, Ottawa said on Saturday, joining other countries enforcing such restrictions. .


Osaka, Japan.

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Italy has 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. “This measure is essential to ensure the surveillance and detection of possible variants of the virus in order to protect the Italian population,” said Health Minister Orazio Schiracci.



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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In a statement, Minister Zariha Mustafa said Malaysia will screen all incoming travelers for fever and test wastewater from aircraft arriving from China for Covid-19.


Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center said all passengers on direct flights from China and on boats on two offshore islands must undergo a PCR test upon arrival starting January 1.


South Korea will require travelers from China to provide negative Covid test results before departure, South Korea’s News1 news agency reported on Friday.


Morocco, Rabat.

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Morocco will ban people arriving from China, regardless of nationality, from Jan. 3 to avoid a new wave of coronavirus infections, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.

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The Philippines sees the need to step up surveillance and border control enforcement, especially for individuals entering from China, which is experiencing a record surge in Covid-19 cases, Manila’s health ministry said on Saturday. rice field.

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