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China. Travel to China – RAT antigen testing requirement lifted from August 30

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China is making changes for travelers. From next Wednesday, people arriving in the Middle Kingdom will not be required to have a negative antigen test (RAT) for COVID-19, performed up to 48 hours before departure, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.

Currently, people arriving from Poland to China still have to present a negative result of an antigen test for COVID-19, performed up to 48 hours before departure. This also applies to transit through China. “In the case of connecting flights, the test should be no older than 48 hours before boarding the aircraft from the place of transfer (transit) to China” – explained the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This week, facilitations in traveling to the Middle Kingdom will come into force.

As announced by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from August 30, people traveling to China will not be required to present a negative result of an antigen test performed before departure at the border.

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At the beginning of January this year Chinese authorities have lifted strict anti-epidemic restrictions that have been in place for almost three years. Travelers arriving in the country by plane, ferry and land borders have been released from the two-week quarantine.

However, the requirement to show a negative PCR test result was not abolished at that time. It was only in April that it was replaced by easier and cheaper antigen tests.

The complete abolition of the obligation to perform tests is a signal of the final end to the “zero covid” policy, which was supposed to protect the Chinese society of 1.4 billion people against a large wave of infections, but also isolated the Middle Kingdom from the world and inhibited the economy.

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