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Official: China Cancels Quarantine from January 8

Source:

Global Times

China will cancel inbound quarantine for international arrivals, and vows to orderly resume Chinese citizens' outbound travel as part of an overall plan to downgrade the country's COVID-19 management from January 8 of 2023.

 

China will cancel inbound quarantine for international arrivals, and vows to orderly resume Chinese citizens' outbound travel as part of an overall plan to downgrade the country's COVID-19 management from January 8 of 2023.

 

The decision is the country’s last step in shedding three years of zero-Covid and pivoting to living with the virus.

 

In addition, preventive disinfection will no longer be applied to inbound articles, and sampling inspection will no longer be applied to imported cold chain food.

 

Quarantine free & other changes

#1

No longer required Health Code and Quarantine measures for international travelers;

 

#2

No longer judging close contacts;

 

#3

No longer delineating high and low risk areas;

 

#4

No more quarantine measures for people infected with COVID;

 

#5

Officially downgrades Class A management of COVID-19 to Class B;

 

#6

Implementing hierarchical and classified admissions for infected people and adjusting medical security policies, adjusting nucleic acid testing, and adjust the frequency and content of epidemic information releases, and more.

 

Official: No more quarantine for arrivals entering mainland

 

The rules which were released on Monday night, said travelers to China are required to take a nucleic acid test 48 hours before departure and those with negative results can enter the country without having to apply for a green health code from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. They need to fill in the results in the customs health declaration forms. If they test positive, traveling to China will be allowed after the results turn negative.

 

Furthermore, COVID-19 testing and centralized isolation for all overseas travelers entering China will be canceled, and those with a normal health declaration and no abnormality in routine quarantines at the customs port can be green-lighted to social mobility, according to the plan.

 

Additionally, the plan eyes a continued improvement in arrangements for foreign nationals traveling to China for work and production resumption, business, study, family visits and reunions. Visa applications under these scenarios will be facilitated, according to the plan, and passenger entry and exit at sea and land ports will be gradually resumed.

 

Outbound travel of Chinese citizens will also be resumed in an orderly manner, in accordance with the global epidemic situation and varied service guarantee capabilities.