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China to do away with mandatory quarantine for inbound travelers

China removes COVID restrictions for inbound travelers. COVID-19 response downgraded to Category B.

Where: China

The Facts

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) has announced that inbound travelers will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival, starting January 8th, 2023.
China had strict requirements in place for inbound travelers, including a mandatory five-day quarantine at a government-supervised facility followed by three days of self-isolation at home.
The NHC stressed that travelers entering China must still undergo PCR testing 48 hours before departure.
The Commission added that the management of COVID-19 in the country would be downgraded from Category A to the less strict Category B.
The NHC noted that if an outbreak becomes severe, they will adopt “closed management” to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections.

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