China’s National Health Commission (NHC) has announced a series of domestic travel restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the country prepares for mass movement of people to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Millions of Chinese migrant workers who plan to travel back to the countryside are now required to present a negative Covid test result within seven days of departure.
- People from medium- or high-risk areas
- Quarantine center staff
- Cold chain food industry workers
- Transportation workers
People from medium- or high-risk areas are being discouraged from traveling altogether during the holiday.
Those who do travel and have a negative test result will not have to quarantine on arrival. They will be required to monitor their health with daily temperature and symptoms checks, and undergo two other tests on the seventh and 14th day after arrival.
The new measures will come into effect from January 28 and last until March 8.