US and Italy among countries introducing COVID testing for arrivals from China

By Lisa James
29/12/2022
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Several countries are to impose COVID tests on arrivals from China next month.

China will scrap its strict COVID-zero policy and reopen its borders from 8 January.

The US said last night that all arrivals from China will have to provide a negative COVID test result taken within two days before departure.

Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Japan said they would also introduce COVID measures for arrivals from China, while other countries such as Thailand are considering doing so.

The European Union is to discuss an EU-wide response, but there are currently no plans to introduce mandatory tests on arrivals into the UK, although the UK Health Security Agency has said it will continue to monitor the prevalence and spread of harmful variants.

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