China halves quarantine period to 7 days for foreign travelers

Beijing, June 28 (EFE).- The 14-day international traveler quarantine period would be cut in half in China.

The relaxation is a part of the updated Covid-19 preventive and control protocol.

Accordingly, anyone arriving from outside would need to spend seven days in a quarantine hotel before spending three days self-observing at home, according to the National Health Commission’s modified proposal.

People arriving from overseas will be required to take PCR tests every day, with the exception of the fourth and sixth days, for the seven days at authorized quarantine facilities.

On the third day of their self-monitoring, they will have to take a test to finish the procedure.

The changes in the protocol for close contacts of infected people were also announced.

They will be required to isolate themselves at home for one week and do PCR tests on the first, fourth, and seventh days rather than being placed in facilities for a seven-day quarantine.

Since the epidemic started in 2019, China has had 225,581 infections, according to the Chinese Health Commission. Some 5,226 people have died from the infection. EFE


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