China to cancel COVID-19 test for tourists

From August 30, people entering China will no longer need to be tested for COVID-19.

China will cancel COVID-19 test for tourists

China to cancel COVID-19 testing for tourists

Chinese Foreign Ministry Representative Wang Wenbin said that from August 30, China will cancel the mandatory presentation of PCR test results for COVID before entering the country.

From the beginning of 2023, the Chinese authorities are gradually simplifying anti-coronavirus control when entering the country and lifting restrictions imposed during the period COVID-19 pandemic. For example, from January 8, the mandatory centralized quarantine and the requirement for a PCR test upon arrival from abroad were canceled. The only requirement now is to present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 taken 48 hours before entering the country.

In addition, China has removed coronavirus from the list of Class A diseases subject to special border control restrictions. On March 15, consideration and issuance of all categories of visas for foreign citizens wishing to enter China was resumed.

At the end of February, it was announced the resumption of the visa-free regime for group tourist trips between Russia and China, which was suspended due to for the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting from August 1, groups of tourists can travel between Russia and China without visas.

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