(CNN) — China It will remove the requirement of quarantine for all travelers from outside its borders and all other containment measures against Covid-19. This may include isolation for patients who have tested positive, close contact tracing, or designation of staging areas. The risk, until January 8, 2023, announced this Monday its highest health authority.
“With the approval of the State Council, the limited outbreak prevention measures for Class A infectious diseases required by law will apply to Covid from January 8, 2023,” the National Health Commission (CNS) said.
“Covid infection will no longer be included in the list of quarantine infectious diseases controlled by China’s Border Quarantine Law,” it added.
This means that January 8, 2023 will mark the official end of the quarantine policy for all international countries arriving in China, which will first come into effect in 2020. Passengers should receive negative PCR test results within 48 hours. Subsequently, there will be no more quarantine, health codes or flight restrictions.
For now, people arriving from China and Macao must spend five days in hotel quarantine and three days in self-quarantine at home.