China has shortened quarantine time for international visitors as a first step toward relaxing its Covid-19 border controls.
Under new instructions announced Tuesday by the National Health Commission, those arriving in mainland China must now spend seven days in a government-managed quarantine facility, followed by three days of isolation at home.
Travelers must still undergo regular testing and show a negative test result before being released from quarantine.
The previous hotel quarantine period was 14 days, plus seven days spent at home. Some places, including Beijing, had already shortened the quarantine period from ten to seven days.
The quarantine rule is a component of China’s “zero-COVID” plan, which includes
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