Beijing Allows in International Flights After 5-Month Ban

Beijing Allows in International Flights After 5-Month Ban
Sep 03, 2020 By

Beijing is to allow in a select number of international flights again after a five-month ban. China’s Civil Aviation Administration announced on Wednesday that flights from eight countries will be allowed to land in the capital from today.

The countries are Canada, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Pakistan, Thailand and Cambodia, all of which have been deemed safe to resume routes to China due to their low Covid-19 numbers.

A total ban on international flights landing in Beijing was enforced in late March over concerns that Covid cases would be imported from foreign countries. Although the ban has now been lifted for the above-mentioned countries, however, testing measures have been stepped up.

All incoming passengers will now need a negative Covid test from three days, rather than the previous five days, before departure. They will also have to commit to a 14-day quarantine at a facility on the outskirts of Beijing on arrival.

Local government spokesman Xu Hejian said passengers would be allowed to leave if they test negative after 14 days but will still need to submit a daily temperature report for a week.

Xu added that only Chinese nationals or citizens of the origin countries would be allowed to board the flights. Passenger numbers on each flight will also be capped at 500, with a maximum of 1,000 international arrivals to the city each day.

As is the case across the country, any carrier running a flight with more than five positive cases will see its route suspended for one week, while those with more than 10 cases will be suspended for a month. Any flight bound for Beijing with a positive case onboard will also be diverted to a neighboring city.

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New rule set for non Chinese citizen who travel from UK. This measure is temporary as cases surge in UK recently.

Nov 07, 2020 07:39 Report Abuse



At this time flight to overseas are still limited and have resume full operation still.

Nov 05, 2020 07:37 Report Abuse



Even with some flights are now allow to operate into China, the fare is far more expensive than many can afford since the frequencies are still limited.

Sep 12, 2020 13:31 Report Abuse



this means lots of Canadians who were working in KFC, car washes and factories and then had the idea to do a 120 hour TEFL will come to China to teach English again. If Covid did one good thing in China at least all them Johnny come latelys are no longer there.

Sep 05, 2020 12:55 Report Abuse



those countries have low covid numbers?

Sep 04, 2020 12:21 Report Abuse



Good news for those countries which manage Covid 19 effectively. This shows that a responsible government which really cares for the citizen.

Sep 04, 2020 10:35 Report Abuse



It’s a really good new, I hope we can go back to normality in early 2021.

Sep 03, 2020 21:39 Report Abuse