The reopening of the Chinese border is the final step in the dismantling of Covid Zero and is expected to lead to a rush to return to their home countries.
The policy of requiring sterilization for arrivals in China was a major deterrent for travelers due to the high cost of air fares and capacity constraints. While anyone wanting to enter the country will still need a 48 hour negative Covid test result, the easing of border controls just two weeks before the lunar new year holiday marks an end to Beijing's efforts to keep out a virus that's become accepted as endemic across the world
Many overseas Chinese who have not seen family in a long time are returning to their homeland.
The announcement felt like a dream for a 25-year-old consultant who hasn't been home in two years. He is currently on a holiday in Thailand and will be on his way to the mainland in January.
I am looking forward to seeing my parents. He said that spending Chinese New Year with them meant a lot to him.
A surge in demand for overseas trips is not likely to be matched by a surge in travelers entering the country. It will take months if not years for Chinese tourists to return to their pre-pandemic levels.
A number of countries have put in place testing requirements for travelers from China, but airlines have been hesitant to make major changes to their flight schedules because of the high prices.
There are new covid rules for China travelers.
Chen said that the willingness to travel has begun to rebound among Chinese. It takes time to reflect the outbound travel routes.
The end of Covid Zero is marked by the reopening of China's borders, a strategy that left the world's second-biggest economy isolated for three years. As the coronaviruses became more and more infectious, the measures that were put in place to keep it out of the country became irrelevant.
After China abruptly abandoned domestic Covid control measures like mass testing and lockdowns in the final days of the Pandemic, the government began rolling backQuarantine, which was stretched arbitrarily by local authorities in parts of China.
The year in China's economy ends with a surge in covid infections.
More than a year after the introduction of Covid Zero, it is the last country to eliminate border restrictions.
Many of the diaspora will travel given the limited flights from global destinations to mainland cities in Hong Kong. There has been a rush to get spots in the daily quota of about 60,000 people allowed to travel northward from the financial hub, including 50,000 via the land borders that separate the two places, though officials have promised that capacity will be raised over time.
The requirement for a negative PCR test and practices like near-universal mask wearing may deter foreigners and business people from coming to China. China has rejoined the rest of the world for the first time since the outbreak of the virus.
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