Many countries have tightened COVID-19 requirements for travelers coming from China amid rising cases in the country.
News promotion: Chinese Coronavirus-related deaths are on the rise just as governments ease travel restrictions and open borders for international travel.
detail: U.S. health officials announced Wednesday that travelers from China must show a negative COVID-19 test result before flying into the country.
- Japan must test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival, and those who test positive must quarantine for a week, according to Reuters.
- Taiwan will also test arrivals from China for COVID-19 starting Jan. 1, the county’s Central Epidemic Command Center announced Wednesday.
- Meanwhile, India has enacted COVID-19 testing policies for travelers arriving from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand, according to the county’s federal health minister. International passengers arriving at the airport will also be randomly tested for the virus.
- Italian health officials said they would start testing everyone arriving from China after about half of the passengers on two flights to Milan were found to have the virus, according to Bloomberg.
Opposite side: Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China’s foreign minister, has accused Western countries of “hyping” and “distorting China’s Covid policy coordination,” according to the BBC.
- He added that countries should adopt a “science-based and balanced” response to COVID-19, “to ensure safe cross-border travel and stabilize global industrial supply chains.” joint efforts to sustain and promote economic recovery and growth.”