Covid Cases Today: Coronavirus News Live Update: China Calls Travel Restrictions Unreasonable, Warns of ‘Countermeasures’

Covid News Live: Authorities around the world are imposing or lifting restrictions on travelers from China as COVID-19 cases spike in China following easing of ‘zero COVID’ rules Considering. China has rejected criticism of COVID data.

US will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China starting January 5. All air passengers over the age of 2 must have a negative test result at least 2 days before departure from China, Hong Kong or Macau. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said US citizens should reconsider traveling to China, Hong Kong and Macau.

The UK Health Department said on Friday that as of 5 January, passengers from China will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before departure. However, passengers from China arriving in the UK next week will not face mandatory COVID-19 tests upon arrival, according to a report in The Independent on Monday.

France requires travelers from China to provide a negative COVID test result at least 48 hours before departure. From January 1, France will conduct random PCR COVID tests on arrival for travelers coming from China, government officials told reporters. France has asked all her 26 other EU member states to test the Chinese traveler for her COVID.

Travelers from China to Australia will have to submit a negative COVID-19 test from 5 January, Australian Health Minister Mark Butler said on Sunday.

India requires a negative COVID-19 test report for travelers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Passengers from these countries will be quarantined if they show symptoms or test positive.

Air travelers from China to Canada must test negative for COVID-19 at least two days before departure, Ottawa said.

Japan will require travelers from mainland China to test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival. Those who test positive must be quarantined for 7 days. The new border measures against China went into effect at midnight on December 30th. The government will also limit requests from airlines to increase flights to China.

Italy has ordered COVID-19 antigen swabs and virus sequencing for all travelers from China. Milan’s main airport, Malpensa, has already started screening passengers arriving from Beijing and Shanghai.

Spain requires a negative COVID-19 test or a full course of vaccination against the disease upon arrival for travelers from China.

Malaysia will screen all incoming travelers for fever and test wastewater from aircraft arriving from China for COVID-19.

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center said all passengers on direct flights from China and on boats on two offshore islands must undergo a PCR test upon arrival starting January 1.

South Korea will require travelers from China, Macau and Hong Kong to provide negative COVID test results before departure, health officials said.

From January 3, Morocco will ban entry from China, regardless of nationality.

Qatar will require travelers arriving from China from January 3 to provide negative COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours of departure, state news agency QNA said.

Belgium will test wastewater from planes arriving from China for new COVID variants as part of new steps against the spread of the coronavirus, the government announced Monday.

Israel has announced new COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers from China, joining other countries imposing restrictions due to a surge in infections.

The Swedish EU presidency on Monday said European Union government health officials will meet Wednesday over a coordinated response to a surge in COVID-19 infections in China after December talks ended without a decision on the issue. said to do

The Philippines sees the need to strengthen surveillance and border control enforcement, especially for individuals entering from China, said Manila’s health ministry.


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