Passengers travelling from the UAE to China will have to take a Covid-19 PCR test from next week, as the Asian country gears up to lift quarantine restrictions on international travellers, the agencies reported.
China is set to reopen its borders to foreign travellers from January 8.
Starting January 8, 2023 (Beijing time), China-bound travellers from the UAE will have to present a negative result from a PCR test taken 48 hours before boarding the flight, the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai said.
In addition, the passengers must take proper precautionary measures: wear masks during travel; exercise caution in public places such as airports; and cooperate with the airline for in-flight epidemic control.
As China eases international travel restrictions on its citizens, some countries have required Chinese nationals to carry a negative Covid-19 test or be fully vaccinated.