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Coronavirus Pandemic: China Announces New Travel Rule

COVID-19 negative certificate registration has become mandatory for all before boarding flights

New Travel RuleAll travelers were screened for the infections at the time of landing - OyeYeah News

China has announced new regulations on Tuesday for the travelers who are going to the country.

According to the details, anyone going to China will have to prove they are COVID-19 negative before boarding their flight as the country seeks to prevent new infections after easing travel restrictions.

The country has been easing restrictions on most foreign travelers that was imposed in March to contain an influx of lethal infections after authorities largely brought the coronavirus pandemic under control.

All travelers were screened for the infections at the time of landing, and also had to spend 14 days in quarantine at their own expense at designated hotels.

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Under the new regulations announced by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) citizens must now also upload a picture of their coronavirus negative test certificate to a health app, while foreigners must apply to a Chinese embassy or consulate with proof of their health status.

According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the tests should be done within five days of travel.

China has reported more than 80,000 infections and 4,634 deaths since COVID-19 first emerged in the epicenter Wuhan late last year.

The country had announced that more than 2,000 cases were imported, mostly from Chinese nationals returning home as the pandemic rises abroad.

the authorSamra Mazhar