Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Scrap Quarantine Rules for Domestic Arrivals

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Scrap Quarantine Rules for Domestic Arrivals
Apr 30, 2020 By

Beijing will, from midnight tonight, start easing its quarantine restrictions for people arriving from other places in China that are considered low risk in terms of the COVID-19 virus. The 14-day quarantine measures for anyone arriving into Beijing, Tianjin and the neighboring province of Hebei will be scrapped unless visitors are coming from high-risk areas, such as Heilongjiang in the north and some parts of Guangdong in the southeast, a government spokesperson confirmed.

tourist in Beijing
Source: Road Trip with Raj

The news comes as Beijing lowers its emergency response from level II to level I, meaning those currently in self isolation in the city can now end their confinement and citizens no longer have to wear masks while outside. Many other provinces have already downgraded their emergency response level as China’s new cases of coronavirus remains low.

The confirmation of the easing of restrictions came on the same day as the government announced that its long-delayed meeting of the National People’s Congress is set to take place on May 22. The meeting traditionally sees thousands of delegates from all over China convene in Beijing for a least 10 days.

The announcement, ahead of the five-day May holiday that begins on Friday, sparked a flurry of domestic flight bookings, according to state media. Many airlines and hotels are offering deeply discounted deals in an attempt to attract domestic travelers and kickstart their dwindling coffers.

With many countries remaining under lockdown, foreigners banned from entering China and even Chinese nationals still having to undergo a two-week quarantine on their return from overseas, however, international travel remains out of the question for most.

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Good measures

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