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China Ends its Quarantine Requirement for International Travellers

China announced it would end its quarantine requirement for international travellers on 8 January 2023 as the country relaxes its zero-covid policy for the first time since 2020.

This marks a significant move for inbound tourism as it will also remove passenger capacity restrictions on international flights from 8 January, assisting the recovery of air travel worldwide.

International travellers entering China will still have to complete PCR testing 48 hours before departure.

At the moment, visitors to China must undergo five days of mandatory quarantine at a government-approved facility and an additional three days of isolation.

According to China’s National Health Commission: ”Arrangements for overseas business travellers will improve and the necessary visas will also be facilitated”

The flip side to this is that many countries have imposed covid restrictions on arrivals from China due to the dropping of domestic pandemic policies which have seen local infection rates increase dramatically.

Australia, Spain, Italy, India, France, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Qatar, Morocco, the UK and US have set restrictions on travellers from China, stating a lack of information about virus variants and cases.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

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