The Chinese government has announced plans to end its mandatory quarantine requirement for international travelers, effective January 8th. This policy change follows a series of reductions in the length of the quarantine, from 14-21 days to seven and then five days.
The end of the quarantine is expected to drive up tourism to China, although travel may take some time to reach pre-pandemic levels. Experts have cautioned that fares and other prices in the tourism industry may be inflated in the short-term.
The Chinese government has implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of travelers, including temperature checks and health screenings. Additionally, travelers from certain countries may be required to present a negative PCR test result.
The Chinese government has stated that the end of the quarantine requirement is a sign of progress and that it is committed to making travel to China as safe and convenient as possible. This policy shift is likely to have a positive impact on the Chinese economy, which has been heavily impacted by the pandemic.