TRAVEL China welcomes first arrivals following lifting of COVID restrictions

TRAVEL

China welcomes first arrivals following lifting of COVID restrictions

CGTN

09:44, January 08, 2023

The first flights under China's new "no quarantine" rules for international travelers landed at airports in Guangzhou and Shenzhen in southern Guangdong Province early on Sunday morning, the national customs authority said.

File photo shows a passenger plane at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in south China's Guangdong Province. (Photo: Xinhua)

Officials said 387 passengers were aboard two flights from Toronto and Singapore on the day the country ended its strict COVID-19 restrictions for travelers.
They said the flights arrived just after midnight, and all passengers had completed customs clearance procedures by 1:32 a.m.

China announced in December that it was lifting COVID-19 restrictions that mandated international arrivals to undergo nucleic acid tests and quarantine.

Inbound travelers only need to take a PCR test within 48 hours before departure, and they no longer need to apply for a health code from Chinese diplomatic and consular missions.


Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue