China Drops Quarantine Requirement for International Travel
Since the pandemic began, China has had some of the strictest Covid-19 travel restrictions in the world. Now there’s good news for those looking to visit the country.
China revealed today that it will stop requiring inbound travelers to go into quarantine starting from January 8, 2023. The news comes from the National Health Commission and was reported by Reuters.
After three years of zero-tolerance on Covid-19, China suddenly dropped nearly all of its domestic restrictions. The move resulted in a spike in new cases and hospitalizations. However, strict requirements on inbound travelers have remained in place, including five days of mandatory quarantine at a government-supervised facility and three more days of home isolation.
Today’s announcement says that stating January 8th, the mandatory quarantine and the limit on the number of passengers on international flights will be removed. PCR testing will still be required within 48 hours before departure, but there will be no testing upon arrival.