France Stops Implementing Covid-19 Tests on Chinese Travelers. PHOTO/Reuters
PARIS – French has lifted testing restrictions Covid-19 imposed on travelers from China . This was announced by the French Embassy in Beijing.
Since January, visitors aged 11 and over traveling from China to France must present a negative test taken 48 hours before the flight to board the plane.
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The restrictions were imposed as China experienced a wave of coronavirus infections, after lifting its ultra-strict zero-Covid-19 policy in December.
“Travellers from China to France are no longer required to present a negative RT-PCR test result within 48 hours or fill out a health declaration form,” the French Embassy in Beijing said in a statement. . “Random playback on arrival was also removed,” he added.
China reopened its borders and scrapped mandatory quarantines for those who entered the country in January, ending its international isolation after nearly three years.
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Relaxation causes a spike on the outward journey. Overseas bookings via China’s biggest travel service rose 640 percent during the Lunar New Year holiday in January compared with last year.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, China currently allows group tours to 20 countries. Several countries, including Japan, South Korea and Singapore, have also relaxed restrictions on travelers from China in recent weeks.
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