China is ending one of the few remaining restrictions due to the pandemic. Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced on Monday 28 that the country would remove the requirement to present a negative Covid test to gain access.
This measure comes after the Asian giant succeeded in strongly containing the cases. Since the start of the epidemic, China has opted for a “zero Covid” policy, imposing severe entry and exit restrictions.
Today, the country is taking another step towards returning to full normalcy for tourism to and from the region. It should be recalled that in January China had already lifted quarantine requirements, and in the following months it gradually expanded the number of countries to which it considered safe to travel.
Similarly, on March 15, the country welcomed international travelers by announcing the issuance of visas to foreign citizens. China had also reactivated the validity of visas issued before March 28, 2020.